Leading insurer Zurich announces it has selected Thomsons Online Benefits as a technology provider and will use Thomsons’ Darwin software to deliver its new employee reward proposition in the UK.

Indigo, Zurich UK’s branded diversion of Darwin, an employee benefits portal, enables Zurich UK employees to access their total reward package in a modern and mobile way. Zurich UK employees will be able to manage their benefits package online for the first time and access a wealth of supporting information through Indigo, including details of company discounts, marketplace discounts, employment policies and workplace wellbeing initiatives. Indigo also signposts employees to sources of additional help and support should they need it with links to EAP and a financial education resource.

As part of the new approach to employee benefits, Zurich is introducing four new or refreshed core benefits available free of charge to all UK based employees: Virtual GP – providing 24/7 access to medical experts the service offers appointments by video or phone call, prescriptions within the hour, referral letters in minutes. Lifeworks by Morneau Shepell – a Total Employee Well-being solution offering things such as personalised support across all aspects of mental, physical, social and financial wellness through ‘snackable’ daily content, audio and video, dedicated clinical support, Employee Physical Assistance Programme, and other perks and discounts. Nudge – a new financial education programme that helps employees manage their money better. Flu vaccination. Zurich is also launching five additional new benefits for UK based employees available through salary sacrifice.

Commenting on the new look reward proposition, Steve Collinson, Head of UK HR says,

We’re proud to be an inclusive and forward-looking employer and part of that means having a twenty first century approach to our reward proposition. We’ve chosen Thomsons Online Benefits to help us deliver modern and relevant benefits to our all UK employees because they are the market leaders in this area. Through our work with Thomsons we’re genuinely excited about being able to offer to some new market leading benefits, like our Virtual GP and Nudge platform, where we’re supporting our people using technology to help them manage their physical and financial wellbeing.

Chris Bruce, Managing Director of Thomsons Online Benefits also commented,

Engaging an increasingly demanding and diverse workforce, and coping with both rapid business change and technology change are huge challenge for todays’ employers. It’s essential that employers have a modern and dynamic employee benefits package in place to help attract and retain todays’ talent. We’re delighted to work with Zurich UK, delivering an employee benefits solution which integrates seamlessly with their total reward proposition. By working together to bring a fresh approach to its benefits offering, Zurich remains well placed to meet these challenges head on and to continue to attract and retain its talented workforce.





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