Making the most out of your Income Protection policy

Helping you tackle the problems of staff absence or illness at work.

You have access to a range of support tools and expertise from day one of taking out the policy, including rehabilitation, guidance on workplace issues and workshops about tackling the most common causes of staff absence. Whether it’s prevention, intervention or protection, we can help you tackle sickness absence every step of the way.

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Helping to keep your workforce healthy

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How we can help your employees

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All the information you need to make a claim

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PREVENTION

7 useful things included in your GIP policy

From our helpline, to our rehab professionals, to our stress awareness, cancer and wellbeing workshops, there’s so much more to Income Protection than just making a claim.

You have immediate access to services and advice designed to keep your staff healthy, keep your managers up to date on potential workplace health issues and help prevent sickness absence from becoming a problem.

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Rehab helpline: Whether someone’s struggling at work with a health condition or off sick - call our rehab experts on 01306 646001.

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EAP – 24/7 help for you and your employees: Our built-in Employer and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), Unum LifeWorks, provides a wealth of help and support.

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2017: Free workshops on cancer - created with Maggie’s: Our free cancer workshops give employers the knowledge and understanding to help employees with cancer continue to work.

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Workplace Wellbeing hub: Ebooks, research and more to help you shape your company’s workplace wellbeing.

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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course: The MHFA workshop gives you the confidence and skills to spot mental health problems early, and take positive action. Unum customers get discounted rates.

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Practical support with On Course wellbeing workshops: Our free workshops help managers and HR manage stress, sickness absence and musculoskeletal disorders. Our cancer workshop was created with Maggie's.

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AgeingWorks: AgeingWorks™ is our online portal that has a wealth of information, resources and advice on age related issues and is offered to selected Group Income Protection policyholders at no extra cost.

Click here for our current 2017 schedule of workshops and how you can join us.

We can also run these at our own offices, by webinar or even at employers’ premises. For more information, email helen.valls-russell@unum.co.uk

INTERVENTION

How we can help your employees

If your employee is off sick or struggling while at work, we’re here to help.

Early intervention can often address issues quickly or can reduce the amount of time your employee is off. Simply, the sooner you call us, the quicker we can help. Here’s how:

Step 1 - Call our rehab helpline, or email us: When an employee is struggling at work or off and needing support, call 01306 646001 or email rhm.enquiries@unum.co.uk.

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Step 2 - Support from our Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants: We’ll develop an individual return to work plan, and work with both you and your employee to help them return to work.

PROTECTION

All the information you need to make a claim

If your employee remains off sick, making a claim offers support for them and protection for your business.

We’ve made our claims process simple. Your own dedicated Claims Management Specialist will be with you every step of the way, from what forms to fill in to how our rehab team can continue to help your employee.

How to make a claim: Making a claim is simple. Call us on 01306 873243, or find more information and download forms from our claims page.

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How rehab can help: During or after a claim, our rehab team provide practical help to aid a return to work - even after long-term absence.

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Complaints: We treat every claim fairly and consistently. But if you disagree with a decision, here’s everything you need to know.