News Coronavirus watch20 Nov 2020

Insurer launches global programme for the health and wellbeing of its employees

| 20 Nov 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic plays havoc with the societies and weakens the health of the employees, AXA has initiated a move to improve employee well-being by offering access to care and supporting the prevention of common health issues.

The programme, which will be deployed from 2021 in all entities of AXA around the world, will work to improve the health and well-being of its 121,000 employees. This initiative is a new step in the implementation of AXA's strategy to align the benefits offered to its employees across the globe.

This programme, at no expense to AXA employees, will be deployed through two complementary pillars.

To improve prevention and access to care, each employee will be able to benefit from a complete in-person or digital medical check-up depending on their age, receive an annual flu vaccination and participate in information and awareness days organised on AXA premises to prevent health related risks.

To support employees who encounter difficulties in their professional or personal life, AXA is giving access to an employee assistance programme which provides psychological support and guidance, accessible at all times.

This initiative complements the existing ones in the area of health and access to care, including the deployment of telemedicine services in group entities, which is intended to be strengthened in the coming years.

AXA CEO Thomas Buberl said, “Health is one of society’s major challenges. AXA wants to be an innovative player in order to provide everyone with solutions to access the best healthcare services. This starts with our employees around the world. This project takes on a special meaning at a time when the COVID-19 crisis is weakening our societies and the health of our employees is at the heart of our concern.”

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