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Employee Support Programme

A new wellness benefit for Business Health Plans

Available from 1 April 2019 (UK and Switzerland plans only)

Bupa Global’s insurance plans are designed to cover the mind as well as the body and can go a long way towards helping promote a healthy workforce and making a positive difference to your customers’ business.

Mental ill health affects the productivity of those in work by impairing their ability to function at full capacity. A recent WHO-led study estimates that depression and anxiety disorders cost the global economy US$ 1 trillion each year in lost productivity.1

To support the mental wellbeing of your customers and their employees, all levels of Bupa Global’s SME plans include ‘Everyday Resources’ (a Global Employee Support Programme – ‘ESP’) as a standard benefit.

What is Everyday Resources?

Everyday Resources provides 24/7 telephone counselling, information and resources to answer the personal concerns of employees and their dependants - to support them in times of need.

Bupa Global has connected with Workplace Options (WPO) to provide your customers’ employees with access to Everyday Resources. WPO is an independent provider of employee support services. These services will be provided by WPO directly to your customer’s employees.

Available in multiple languages 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year, features include:

  • Telephone support from qualified professionals to help with issues such as daily relationship challenges, everyday stress and work concerns (access is also available via free phone*, email, SMS**, online and instant messaging (via the iConnectYou app)
  • Professional counselling sessions for personal, work, family, or emotional issues
  • Worklife services: everyday help for everyday needs, such as finding assisted living for ageing parents or getting in touch with legal and financial advisors
  • Website containing further support in the form of articles, quizzes, webinars, and more
  • Up to 5 phone, face to face or video*** counselling sessions per issue, per membership year

*Some free phone restrictions apply
**operator’s international SMS rates may apply
***Video counselling English only

Benefits to your customer

Your customers can leverage Everyday Resources to:

  • Help identify troubled employees
  • Help to plan a constructive intervention with their employee
  • Provide support when educating the employee about Everyday Resources
  • Address low productivity
  • Motivate individuals and their team
  • Train and develop employees

Benefit to their members

Everyday Resources can help employees with issues such as:

Personal issues

  • Anger management
  • Relationship conflicts
  • Parenting concerns
  • Financial stress
  • Surviving the loss of a loved one
  • Substance use
  • Anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Physical and mental health concerns

Work issues

  • Managing workplace pressure
  • Harassment
  • Relocation
  • Career progression or challenges
  • Job insecurity
  • Workplace violence
  • Death of a co-worker
  • Dealing with change
  • Performance anxiety
  • Conflict with a co-worker or supervisor

Extra support during the global pandemic

We understand that the mental health of employees is currently under more pressure than ever during these unprecedented times. That is why we have decided to provide access to the ESP service for SME customers with immediate effect from 11th May, regardless of when the plans renew over the next 12 months. Previously this benefit would only have come into effect from renewal.

From 11th May, all SME customers can access the service using the code: BGEVERYDAYRESOURCES

Upon renewal, the ESP benefit will be added to the plan and membership guide.

Customers on Corporate plans

ESP can only be added to Corporate plans from renewal. To support our Corporate customers during this challenging time, from 1st May, 3 months complimentary access is being offered to those Corporate customers who do not have ESP already included in their plan.

Please speak to your Bupa Global representative for further details.

How will employees find out about the service?

Details of the WPO website (including the standard access code) can be found in the relevant Everyday Resources flyer or their Bupa Global member guide from renewal.

Find out more

To find out more about the full range of benefits of Everyday Resources (including how to access the service), contact your Bupa Global representative.

1source: World Health Organisation

Support and advice provided through this service does not confirm that any related treatment or additional support which may be discussed would be covered under your customers’ Health Plan. For full details about how this service works and how to contact Everyday Resources, please see Everyday Resources section within the Health Plan membership guide.