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NU adds health manager to group medical package

Norwich Union Healthcare has added its personal health manager package to its group personal medical insurance in a bid to redefine health insurance and help employers save money in absence costs.

The personal health manager includes an online symptom assessment for employees to assess medical problems and get advice, a health planner to advise on long-term well-being, a medical encyclopaedia, waiting-list guide and 24-hour access to GP and stress counselling helplines.

NUHC says absence through sickness costs UK firms up to £476 per employee each year.

Communications manager Nicole Hockley says the main benefit for employers is that the manager focuses on well-being rather than illness, providing tools for employees to use to stay healthy as well as the normal PMI benefits.

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