Back to school! Legal & General launches School of Wellbeing for employers and intermediaries

Legal & General Group Protection today announces the launch of brand-new School of Wellbeing, designed to support businesses and their employees with workplace wellbeing. The series of bite-size webinar sessions, starting in October, are also designed to help group protection intermediaries who are new to – or perhaps lack confidence in – talking ‘wellbeing’ with clients.

The 35-minute sessions aim to share best practices and information to help employers to connect the dots between wellbeing in their workplace and group protection benefits.

Each session will be hosted at 9.30am as follows:

  • Wellbeing in the real world; Tuesday 5 October

Lawrence Cramer, Director of People and Culture at Inspired Villages, recognised as one of the UK’s top 100 large companies to work for and a past L&G Not A Red Card (NARC) winner, talks with L&G’s Claims and Governance Director Vanessa Sallows. This session focuses on what Inspired Villages is doing to support the wellbeing of its people, best practice examples and what they have learnt along the way.

  • The changing business landscape: Wednesday 6 October

Colin Fitzgerald, Distribution Director for Group Protection at L&G, examines the changing needs of the workforce and how to align benefits with a wellbeing strategy. Vanessa Sallows will share L&G’s wellbeing philosophy and how to drive business outcomes.

  • The business case for wellbeing; Thursday 7 October

Becky Krohne, Senior HR Business Partner at L&G Group Protection, will share her expertise and experience from a HR perspective and what benefits can be gained from investing in employee wellbeing. Meanwhile, Colin Fitzgerald will share the latest insights from the L&G Wellbeing at Work Barometer research.

Colin Fitzgerald, Distribution Director, Legal & General Group Protection, comments: “The wellbeing needs of UK employers haven’t changed over the last year, but they have certainly been accelerated and now sit squarely as a Board-level imperative. Accordingly, the insurance industry must evolve and grow. There’s a vital need to place outcomes first; to not only help people back to work when they are absent through illness or injury, but also to help employers prevent absence in the first place – to help support the everyday health and happiness of their people and to be proactive in identifying potential problems and intervening accordingly.

“This is an entirely new way of looking at things for all concerned. And we know through our regular conversations with intermediaries, working for businesses of all shapes and sizes, that there’s a strong appetite for support here; to help open doors, meet needs and retain clients. This involves a shift to consultancy first, brokerage second. And our new School of Wellbeing is designed to help with that. We look forward to welcoming intermediary partners and employers, old and new.”

For more information about each session and / or to register, please go here