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Technology should be better utilised to manage employees' health and wealth on a global scale, say experts at Aon Employee Benefits


LONDON (18 February, 2016) - Aon Employee Benefits, the UK health and benefits business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), says technological developments are enabling employers to reach out to employees on a global basis, yet too many are still confining their benefits strategy by region, even though research has shown that there are global patterns to health and wealth risks. This is according to commercial director & head of software innovation Tobin Murphy-Coles and Matthew Lawrence, head of broking, health and risk proposition who are due to speak at Employee Benefits Connect in March.

Indeed, Aon's 2015 Benefit and Trends survey provided key insights into attitudes and behaviours of employers when it came to implementing their benefits strategies: 75 per cent of employers believe they are responsible for improving the health and wellbeing of their workforce whilst one third aren't fully utilising data analytics to drive their corporate wellbeing strategies.

Led by Tobin Murphy-Coles and Matthew Lawrence, the conference session, Using technology to manage employees' health and wealth in the global eco system, will cover:

  • Global patterns of health and wealth risks
  • Why benefit strategies shouldn't be confined by region
  • The importance of using technology to tackle health and wealth risks on a global scale
  • How statistical data and analytics are used to tackle this issue in a cost effective and innovative way

Lawrence said: "Employers are wanting to take responsibility for health and wellness: they are recognising the multi-generational workforce presents challenges as well as opportunities. But the health needs of different ages and demographics mean employers and businesses really need to get to grips on effective strategy implementation, especially on an international - rather than national - scale."

Murphy-Coles added: "Population health issues aren't unique to each employer - research shows that health and wealth issues are actually showing global patterns rather than regional ones. Technology and data analytics therefore plays a key part in driving an effective global benefits strategy."

Aon Employee Benefits was recently announced as winners of the Corporate Adviser Awards 2016 in the Firm of the Year and Best Use of Technology for Corporate Adviser categories. The Firm of the Year award recognises Aon for taking innovation to the nation's workers as it supports nearly 1 million UK employees in flex, pensions, auto-enrolment, health & wellbeing, group risk and financial education through its Bigblue technology. The Best Use of Technology Award was given to Aon both for advancing gamification with Bigblue Play which supports savers, and for its online retirement solution, Bigblue Touch4life, which is an online retirement planning platform that guides members through retirement decisions.

Employee Benefits Connect 2016 is taking place on 9 March at the Lancaster, London. For more information, or to register to attend, visit: www.employeebenefitsconnect.co.uk.

Using technology to manage employees' health and wealth in the global eco system conference session will take place at 14:10 - 14:45.



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