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24/05/2017 - 2:26pm

Wise men say that the most important thing you have in life is your health. That's why it's so shocking that Australian Prudential Regulation Authority data shows only 47 per cent of  Australians have health insurance policies that cover general hospital treatment.

03/05/2017 - 4:21pm

Businesses searching for methods of improving their bottom line and solving their problems need only improve the health of their employees. Time and time again, research has proved that doing so has countless benefits and yet it's rarely the priority. 

The following problems are just a few that you could solve as a result of adopting a tailor-made corporate health insurance plan and increasing your focus on employee health.

28/04/2017 - 5:49pm

'Employee wellness program' is something of a buzz-phrase at the moment. Research from the World Health Organisation and countless other authorities says that when effectively implemented, the right approach could cause productivity to skyrocket. However, information on how to implement your own employee wellness program can be hard to come by. 

27/04/2017 - 3:11pm

The average Australian employee leads an increasingly busy life - longer hours and more demanding work make sure of that. This often manifests in increasing levels of stress and health problems, which negatively affect employees' work attendance and productivity. 

03/04/2017 - 11:21am

Many Australian business decision-makers believe that corporate health insurance is expensive - only suited to large businesses with massive cash reserves. Here at HICA we've been helping businesses with their insurance needs for decades and we know for a fact this this isn't true.

22/03/2017 - 10:32am

The Australian workforce is ageing rapidly. In fact, the increasing age of the nation's population is expected to cost state governments an estimated 6 per cent of GDP up to 2060, according to the Productivity Commission.

In general, an ageing population is a positive sign - it means we're living longer. However, when combined with unhealthy lifestyles and a demanding workplace environment it can lead to increases in health problems that are already prevalent in Australia's workforce.

15/03/2017 - 11:50am

Taking better care of your employees' health isn't just the right thing to do, it's a smart business decision. There's an abundance of research from leading industry authorities that has unequivocally found that healthier employees are happier and more productive.

This means that unhealthy employees could be hurting your bottom line. How much do unhealthy employees really cost businesses and what can corporate health insurance do to minimise that cost?

06/03/2017 - 11:32am

When it comes to supporting the wellbeing of your employees, there are a number of steps that employers can take.

23/01/2017 - 4:58pm

Ever noticed a relationship between the number of employees on holiday and drops in your business productivity? You're not alone. Of course, when people take sick days or annual leave, you don't have them contributing to your operations - but they still cost you money.

18/01/2017 - 9:52am

Have you ever had to take time off work because of something unexpected? Chances are the people in your workforce have as well, and it might have left you without an employee for a day or two. Depending on the illness, it might have even been longer, and kept your productivity low for a number of weeks. If a core part of your workforce isn't present because of a treatable illness, you'll feel hard done-by.

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