A-Plan Blog

11 Feb

Employee Benefits – Group Protection

Employee Benefits – what could you do? New year’s resolutions are most likely to be over. You’ve done dry January; you’ve gone vegan and you’ve booked your next holiday. Have you stepped back and refreshed your employee benefits? Are your current benefits out of date? Do they still manage to attract and retain staff? Are

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10 Feb

Smart motorways – What to do if you breakdown on one

What to do if you breakdown on a smart motorway Smart motorways have been hitting the headlines recently, and not for a good reason. Figures show that 38 people have died on them in the last five years. Campaigners have called into question the safety of using the hard shoulder as an extra lane to

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meetings
10 Feb

The unseen cost of meetings

We’ve probably all felt frustrated when we’ve had to sit through what feels like yet another pointless meeting. If you’ve ever felt that your time could be better spent on something else, you’d be right. Studies show that unnecessary meetings cost UK businesses over £191 billion a year, with the statistics showing just how much

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05 Feb

Helping to reduce plastics in our oceans

Over the last few years, there has been a movement from businesses, organisations and charities coming together to carry out ‘clean up’ projects across our inland and coastal waters in a bid to reverse the damage caused by the dumping of plastics. At A-Plan, our specialist marine insurance team has a particularly keen understanding of

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22 Jan

Too many patients are still waiting over 18 weeks for treatment

According to figures in Health Insurance and Protection, at the end of November 2019, 84.4% of patients had been waiting less than 18 weeks from referral to treatment for elective procedures – well below the 92% target. This is a huge concern for us at A-Plan and for us the need to look at private medical

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New Years Resolutions
22 Jan

How to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions

How to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions How to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions. Happy New Year! If you’ve started 2020 with a list of resolutions for the year ahead, you’re not alone. According to research, around 60% of us make resolutions at the start of the year – but only around 8% of

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eco-friendly home
22 Jan

6 ways to make your home more eco-friendly

6 ways to make your home more eco-friendly Having an eco-friendly home is not just better for the environment, it could also make massive cuts to your bills each year. You don’t need to spend a lot to make a difference. Little changes in the home can make a big impact to your carbon footprint.

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22 Jan

What Not to Leave in your Car During Freezing Weather.

As January’s arctic blast causes UK temperatures to plummet to sub-zero, don’t be tempted to leave the following items in your car overnight (as you make a quick dash into your warm and toasty home!): Electronic Devices with Lithium Batteries. Apple recommends not exposing an iPhone, iPad or laptop to temperatures below -4 degrees Celsius;

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20 Jan

Blue Monday: 5 ways to beat the dreaded ‘January blues’

Did you know that 20 January is dubbed ‘Blue Monday’ because it’s officially the most depressing day of the year? The third Monday in January is apparently the time when we’re at our most gloomy, and that’s down to a number of factors including the weather, debt, low motivation and early failure of New Year’s

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12 Dec

Does Father Christmas need Key Person Cover?

Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house,Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Santa was busy filling each stocking with care, When a terrible thought gave him a scare. What would happen to Christmas when he was gone?Without his knowledge & skill, how could it possibly go on? The elves

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