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One of the most common causes of smell loss is a viral infection, such as the common cold, sinus or other upper respiratory tract infections. Those coronaviruses that don’t cause deadly diseases, such as COVID-19, Sars and Mers, are one of the causes of the common cold and have been known to cause smell loss. In most of these cases, sense of smell returns when symptoms clear, as smell loss is simply the result of a blocked nose, which prevents aroma molecules reaching olfactory receptors in the nose. In some cases, smell loss can persist for months and years.

So you’ve done everything you’re supposed to. You’re eating in a calorie deficit, are exercising a few times a week, and are getting close to your weight loss goal. And then you hit a plateau with only a few pounds to lose – and they just won’t seem to budge.

New research shows the significant role gig workers will play in the economy as businesses reshape for the future. A report called Gig Economy: Financial Security or Greater Control shows that 18% of UK HRDs expect over 75% of their staff to be gig workers in just five years, while 26% of European HR directors believe their workforces will have 51-75% of gig workers within the same period.

In February this year, we launched our discussion paper “2045: the future of work – the changing face of employee benefits” looking at how employee benefits (EB) may change over the next 25 years, based on the trends we were seeing in the industry and the world of work. Just a few months on, the changes that we suggested might take decades are already happening because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rate of change happening in the global EB industry, such as the delivery of digital benefits solutions and virtual healthcare provision, has accelerated beyond anything that could have been predicted at the start of the year.

During the week of 11-15 May 2020, global benefits, HR, and mobility professionals took part in one of the most prestigious and longest-running – now virtual – international HR conferences in the world.

On GEB’s Response To Covid-19 And The Steps Being Undertaken To Ensure Cover For All

There is no doubt about it, Global mobility is complex, however with the right help and support, mobile benefit plans do not need to be. Pasquale Gorrasi, Director – International Lines, GEB, talks about why the GEB Network’s new and innovative ‘Best Compliant Model’ offers the benefits consistency that Mobility Managers need.

Two months after the May 2020 announcement by MAXIS Global Benefits Network (MAXIS GBN) of the appointment of Mattieu Rouot as its new CEO, he officially takes over the reins of the multinational employee benefits network following the retirement of Mauro Dugulin. As CEO of MAXIS GBN, Mattieu Rouot oversees relationships with more than 500 multinational companies in over 120 countries around the world. He joined MAXIS in May

U.S. direct health insurer Oscar in June 2020 raised another USD 225 million in a late-stage round of funding. Led by co-founder and CEO Mario Schlosser, Oscar now is active in 15 U.S. states and has more than 420,000 members in individual, Medicare Advantage and small group products. Certainly helped by the coronavirus crisis, most U.S. healthcare providers today offer virtual consultations and ever more patients make use of

Ricardo Almeida MAXIS GBN Head of Distribution As Head of Distribution, Ricardo Almeida is responsible for the development, enhancement and execution of MAXIS GBN strategy globally. His team works with our strategic partners to develop employee benefit solutions for multinational clients across the globe. Ricardo has worked in the employee benefits industry since 1999. He has been with MAXIS GBN since 2016 as its Americas distribution leader, where he

Eric A. Butler GEB Director of Global Health and Wellness Eric Butler is GEB’s Director of Global Health and Wellness with a remit to enhance the company’s significant leading position in this area worldwide, building upon ever more insightful global medical reporting capabilities and helping multinational companies explore initiatives to mitigate medical trends and cost drivers. Eric has an undergraduate degree in International Relations from the University of

Jane Parker University of Reading Associate Professor, Flavour Chemistry Jane Parker is associate professor in Flavour Chemistry and manager of The Flavour Centre. Having spent the last 15 years working on collaborative projects with the food industry, Jane has considerable understanding of the needs of commercial customers. Her expertise is in the area of flavour chemistry and the mechanisms by which key odour compounds are formed during thermal processing.

Simon Gane City, University of London Consultant Rhinologist and ENT surgeon Simon Gane is a consultant Rhinologist and ENT Surgeon at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital. He specialises in nasal sinus surgery, including the frontal sinus, anterior skull base and interface with the orbit. His research interests include human olfaction, Chronic Rhinosinusitis and Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia and is an honorary Research Fellow

Peter Rogers University of Bristol Professor of Biological Psychology Peter Rogers is Professor of Biological Psychology at the University of Bristol, UK. He trained in biology (BSc) and experimental psychology (MSc) at the University of Sussex. He completed his PhD at the University of Leeds, and postdoctoral research at the universities of Leeds and Manchester, moving to the Institute of Food Research, Reading in 1990. He moved to the University of Bristol in

Andrew Cunningham Aon Chief Commercial Officer, EMEA, Health Solutions Andrew is the Chief Commercial Officer for Aon’s Health Solutions business in EMEA, covering 29 countries. Working closely with Aon’s Global Benefits practice, Andrew has been serving multinational clients and prospects at Aon since 2003, holding a variety of positions including Senior Healthcare Consultant, Healthcare Manager, Healthcare and Risk Benefits Manager, Risk Practice Principal, EMEA Sales Director and most

Pasquale Gorrasi Generali Employee Benefits Director of International Lines After graduating in Economics at Venice University, he started his career in the finance industry. He joined Assicurazioni Generali in 1990 as Junior Underwriter in the Surety Bond Department where he spent about 9 years, achieving the position of Senior Underwriter. Pasquale left Surety Bond Department to join the International Non-Life Corporate department where he held the responsibility for