April is Stress Awareness Month. Stress plays a huge role in how we think, act or behave, making it more important to identify the symptoms and address them as early as possible.

Stress can happen at any time, and in any situation – even in the happiest of days it is still there. Stress can also contribute to symptoms of depression and a persons mental health. In fact, a YouGov report recently found that ‘74% of people have at some point felt overwhelmed and unable to cope’. 1

In 2018, 10% of our income protection claims were mental health related, including stress and anxiety.

Whilst stress can’t be prevented it can be managed. Here at The Exeter, we find ways to help our members when they aren’t feeling at their best. That’s why we shaped the benefits within our new member benefits platform, HealthWise to fit the types of claims made for income protection.

With HealthWise, our members now have access to mental health support, offering the opportunity to talk to experienced counsellors who can assess and treat mental health conditions, offer emotional support and build plans towards a positive mindset.

In addition to this, they also have access to:

  • GP on demand
  • Second medical opinion
  • Physiotherapy

Protect the unknown

Income protection provides peace of mind for your clients that if the unexpected happens, they are covered financially.

With the launch of HealthWise, you can be confident that when recommending The Exeter, your clients will have access to a complete range of services and benefits that will support them throughout the life of their policy.

To learn more about how HealthWise and our income protection plans can help you grow your protection sales, why not organise a webinar with our sales team on 0300 123 3207 or email sales@the-exeter.com.