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Julian Calne

Julian Calne

The research report “The Cost of Money Worries – 2023 Survey Results” presents compelling data on the impact of financial stress on employees in the UK. The survey, conducted by Opinion Matters, involved 1,019 full-time UK workers and reveals significant findings about the intersection of financial wellbeing and workplace productivity. Key Findings: 23% of UK full-time workers struggled to concentrate at work due to money worries. 16% incurred debts

MAXIS Global Benefits Network (MAXIS GBN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Suzanna Hicks and Nathan Dewhurst as Member Managers, reinforcing their commitment to providing top-notch support to network members across the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) regions. Suzanna Hicks, who joined MAXIS GBN in July 2023, brings a wealth of experience from her previous role at AXA Health. With five years as a Care Coordination Pathway

Aon plc, a global professional services firm, has recently released its 2022-2023 Global Wellbeing Survey, shedding light on significant disparities in employee well being risks between the UK and other regions. The survey, conducted in collaboration with IPSOS, gathered insights from HR and reward leaders across 46 countries and various industries. Here’s an overview of the key findings and their implications. Mental Health and Burnout Take Center Stage Mental

In a strategic move to streamline its operations, German airline Lufthansa is reportedly considering the sale of its in-house insurer Delvag and insurance broker Albatros attracting significant attention in the aviation industry and financial markets. Lufthansa’s decision to explore the sale of these insurance subsidiaries comes as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to focus on its core aviation business. By divesting these non-core assets, the airline aims to

Paolo Marchiori has been named as the first Country Manager for Spain, Portugal, and Italy by Generali Employee Benefits (GEB) in July 2023. A veteran of Generali, Paolo started his career at Generali in 2005 as a Pool Captive Administrator and over the past 18 years has been across the globe: his experience ranges from being Area Manager Eastern Region USA/Canada, to Regional Business Development Manager Southern Europe and

The latest report from the OECD reveals that in the second quarter of 2023, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of its member countries experienced a moderate growth of 0.4% on a quarter-on-quarter basis. This increase, while positive, represents a slight deceleration compared to previous quarters. Despite this, some individual member states demonstrated notable growth in this period. For instance, Japan’s GDP surged by 1.5%, a significant improvement from the

G20 merchandise trade faced a contraction in value during the second quarter of 2023, when compared to the previous quarter, measured in current US dollars. Both exports and imports experienced declines of 3.1% and 2.0% respectively. This decline can be attributed to subdued global demand and the decreasing prices of commodities, especially energy products. The drop in energy prices had a significant impact on North America’s trade value, leading

In an era defined by remote work and boundless connectivity, the rise of digital nomads has transformed the way people work and live. These globe-trotting individuals leverage technology to work from anywhere, embracing a lifestyle that offers freedom and exploration. However, with this freedom comes the need for a safety net that ensures their well-being and financial security, and this is where digital insurance steps in. Digital nomads are

Zurich Global Employee Benefits Solutions (ZGEBS) has made a groundbreaking announcement by launching an ‘Underwriting Year’ customer reporting capability. This move comes in response to increasing customer demand, showcasing ZGEBS’s commitment to innovation. As a part of Zurich Insurance Company Ltd.’s business unit Zurich Integrated Benefits, ZGEBS is positioned to provide comprehensive expertise in employee benefits globally. The newly introduced ‘Underwriting Year’ information empowers global employee benefit customers to