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85% offer a flexible benefits platform to increase employee engagement - November 2016

March 2017 - Employee Benefits

More than three quarters (85%) of employer respondents offer an online flexible benefits platform to increase employee engagement, according to research by Aon Employee Benefits.

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Health Insurance Update - November 2016

17 November 2016 - Employee Benefits

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has advised that the Health Insurance Levy for advanced plans will increase by 10% with effect from April 2017. This increases the levy to €444 for an adult and €148 for a child.

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Wellness at Aon - Move Your Met campaign

3 May 2016 - Employee Benefits

Aon are the proud winners of the 'Largest Employee Participation' category in the recent 'Move Your MET' campaign. Aon were one of five winners from over 130 companies.

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Global Medical Cost increases in 2016 expected to be 2.5 times higher than inflation

14 January 2016 - Employee Benefits

A new report from Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), estimates that the average cost increases for employer-sponsored medical plans globally will be 9.1 percent in 2016.

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How can employers support staff in tackling big societal issues?

1 September 2015 - Employee Benefits

Life for today’s employees is not quite as simple as it once was, when people could hope to find work with a local business that would offer a job for life and provide a generous defined benefit pension at the end of it. Employers are also becoming increasingly concerned about staff getting into debt, particularly on credit cards and through payday loans, says Tobin Murphy-Coles, commercial director at Aon Employee Benefits.

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Mortgages as an employee benefit

14 August 2015 - HR Magazine

In an active job market, employee benefits are attraction and retention battlegrounds. As firms compete to offer the most innovative schemes, there's a new kid on the benefits block. Martha How is a reward and benefits partner at Aon Employee Benefits. She likes the concept of mortgages as a benefit, and suggests it could be used in sectors such as technology and media, which have a high proportion of younger employees.

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Mental health getting worse research finds

August 2015

Staff mental health is ‘getting worse’ new research reveals, despite increased efforts to reduce stigma and implement workplace health initiatives.

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Are group risk benefits relevant to younger employees?

28 July 2015 - Employee Benefits

Group risk benefits are often perceived as being better suited to certain age demographics, rather than an entire workforce. But the reality is, with state benefits being withdrawn and employees living and working longer, group risk benefits have never been more relevant to all staff. In particular, these issues make younger employees the most important age group to insure. Matthew Lawrence, head of broking at Aon Employee Benefits, says: “Communication needs to educate employees and raise awareness of what these benefits are and how they work in an event of something happening. It is really about showing to the workforce that, as an organisation, it cares about employees of all ages.”

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Flexible working can improve candidate attraction and retention

July 2015

Flexible working can improve candidate attraction and retention, yet many employers are failing to make staff aware of their flexible working policy, says an industry expert.

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Trend for global employers to centralise benefits is held back by operational realities, according to Aon’s global benefits research

June 2015

The research also shows that traditional multi-national pooling is on the wane, while captive funding for insured benefits and other financing initiatives are increasing.

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Improving employee resilience

June 2015

Improving employee resilience requires a strategic and sustained campaign rooted in the collective wellbeing needs of the workforce, says Charles Alberts, Senior Consultant at Aon Employee Benefits.

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Tips for maintaining a healthy workforce

June 2015

Employee health is very much on the corporate agenda right now, and with good reason, says Matthew Lawrence Head of Broking and Proposition for Health and Risk at Aon Employee Benefits.

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The case for Flexible Benefits in Ireland white paper

Many employers are now focusing on a differentiated approach to reward and benefits. The growth in adoption of the flexible and online benefits model is now established and seemingly set to continue at a faster pace. Read more.

2018 EMEA Health Survey

Across EMEA and locally in Ireland, improving employee health, wellbeing and engagement is high on the agenda for many employers. We are delighted to publish the results from our Survey which covers more than 900 employers across the region. The Survey makes interesting reading and outlines the key health issues employers are facing as they develop their people risk strategies, including the opportunities and challenges. Read more. Read more.