"Our overriding goal is to help thinking in the market with regards to removing fragmentation and unnecessary complexity in wellbeing across all our products"
The new partnership grants access to a digital, integrated wellbeing solution for all existing and new L&G clients, across their Group Life Assurance, Group Income Protection and Group Critical Illness Cover with no additional cost.
Spectrum.Life currently supports over 2,000 organisations and 4m+ employees in the UK and Ireland with a proposition designed to remove wellbeing complexity and evolve the traditional Employee Assistance Programme concept.
The new arrangement will combine traditional EAP services, such as ‘in the moment’ support to employees and their immediate family - all year round - including access to counsellors (also bereavement counselling); legal and financial information; a medical helpline; manager consultations; and critical incident support.
Instant support is available from accredited counsellors or psychotherapists, as appropriate. A range of evidence-based therapeutic models is also available, as well as traditional short-term solution-focused therapy (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). Support is delivered in the format the individual feels comfortable with; online platform, app, telephone, live chat, SMS, WhatsApp, email and, if preferred, they can request a callback.
The Spectrum.Life platform and app includes:
- digital gym – live and on-demand fitness classes – and physical wellbeing pathways, including pre-created workout programmes, hundreds of exercises and tracking metrics, saving employees money on gym memberships
- self-guided mindfulness and meditation
- nutritional wellbeing pathways, including a wide range of handy recipes
- mental health eLearning – clinician-led content on mental health, depression, anxiety, sleep, financial wellbeing, parenting and more, through a combination of video, blogs, podcasts, webinars and articles
- online shopping discounts
James Walker, Head of Product and Proposition, Legal & General Group Protection, said: “We are enhancing our group protection proposition with today’s announcement of this exciting product enhancement, which we believe takes the EAP concept to the next level. Our overriding goal is to help thinking in the market with regards to removing fragmentation and unnecessary complexity in wellbeing across all our products and, in doing so, put wellbeing in the hands of as many employees as possible.
“Our new partnership with Spectrum.Life is directly aligned with that goal, helping bring together all the pillars of wellbeing in one place, plugging everything into both our expert in-house clinical support and existing services where appropriate, such as Virtual Clinic, launched last year as part of Group Income Protection.
“Through simplification and connectivity, we hope to encourage day-to-day usage – in a preventative and proactive way – thereby helping realise value for both people and business.”
Stephen Costello, CEO, Spectrum.Life, adds: “In Legal & General Group Protection we believe we’ve found a partner who’s as passionate about making workplace wellbeing more manageable, customisable and accessible than ever, for companies of all sizes, as we are. Combining our wellbeing and technology expertise with Legal & General’s outcomes-focused framework – Be Well. Get Better. Be Supported. – we can provide full-service, integrated solutions, all in one place; not only helping more employees and their families but also helping those tasked with managing wellbeing in the workplace.”