Celebrities and businesses alike have taken to social media platforms, offering free or discounted access to valuable content to support others self-isolating during the Covid-19 pandemic; whether it’s weekday PE with Joe Wicks, music tuition with Myleene Klass or audiobooks read by David Walliams. Health and wellbeing providers are equally transforming their products in reaction to the current situation. From increased access to online GP and Specialist consultations, to cancer treatment in the home; health and wellbeing benefits are being adapted for employees working from home, and it’s important that employers know what’s available and how to make them accessible to staff.

As traditional routes to accessing healthcare are currently unavailable, many new creative solutions are being developed. Many benefits have been expanded or made available for free, and businesses need to ensure they’re aware of them and how their staff can utilise them.

During a time of heightened anxiety around health and wellbeing, the ability to access help and treatment can make a significant difference between employees feeling supported or vulnerable. Whether existing conditions need continued support, or new health issues arise, new healthcare solutions are being made available. For example: 

Now is the time to take advantage of innovative offerings that have been adapted to meet today’s challenges. Health is at the forefront of many employees’ minds and it’s important that businesses let employees know the feeling is mutual.

During this unprecedented time, it’s crucial that employees know that their health and wellbeing is prioritised by their employer, and that just because they may be working from home, out of sight isn’t out of mind. If employers are wondering how best to support the health and wellbeing of their staff whilst they’re working remotely, it’s a good starting point is to check in with their benefits’ advisers to see what’s new.

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