What are the rules on the reimbursement of costs for dental care, new glasses or a scan? You can’t claim for these ‘ambulatory costs’ on your hospitalisation insurance, and your health insurance fund will only provide limited reimbursement. Because ambulatory costs can be high, 43% of Belgian employers now offer an ambulatory plan that covers these costs. In the latest episode of our video podcast 'Succes Verzekerd', insurance expert Bert Van den Broeck talks about the importance and benefits of this insurance for employers and employees.
BloomUp en Vanbreda Risk & Benefits join forces for greater deployment of staff
Did you know that 36% of long-term absenteeism in the workplace is due to psychosocial causes such as burnout and depression? This alarming figure emphasises the growing importance of mental health support in the workplace.
Evelyne Lauwers, Health Care expert: “We see today that the threshold for seeking professional help is still too high for two in three employees. We want to lower that threshold by our partnership with BloomUp. Together we make access to mental self-care easier through our Vanbreda app.”
Clovis Six, CEO BloomUp: “The right mental support is like a powerful engine that helps workers overcome obstacles and achieve their full potential. It creates resilience, boosts productivity and promotes a positive work environment.”
This Belgian health tech start-up, BloomUp, helps people to seek mental support more quickly using easily accessible digital solutions for preventive self-help and online matchmaking with psychologists and psychotherapists.
We are proud of this partnership with BloomUp, which allows us to reach out to employees to give them the mental support they deserve!
In 2023, we took several steps to integrate diversity, equality and inclusion more into our business strategy and entered into a partnership with Autimatic. You can read more about both topics in the magazine of Lockton Global, the international network to which Vanbreda Risk & Benefits belongs.
According to the latest figures, our country has half a million people on sick leave. Work incapacity insurance with associated reintegration support is becoming increasingly common – and it’s effective, too. Up to seven out of ten incapacitated employees return to work after a reintegration programme, says Evelyne Lauwers, Expert Health Care at Vanbreda Risk & Benefits.
Awareness of the importance of mental well-being is growing, both in society and in the workplace. As an employer, you have a key role to play in proactively supporting your employees’ mental health. Evelyne Lauwers, Health Care expert, explains how integrated well-being services empower your current and future human capital.