Due to be deployed throughout 2021, all 121,000 AXA employees – wherever they are in the world – will be able to access AXA’s health and wellbeing programme.
At a time when the Covid-19 crisis is ‘weakening our societies’, as Thomas Buberl, CEO of AXA, says, AXA’s new initiative places the health of its employees ‘at the heart of its concern’.
AXA explains that the programme, which will harness the growing power or telemedicine, aims to achieve two main ends:
- To improve prevention and access to care – each AXA 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 better prevent health-related risks.
- To better support employees – an assistance programme providing psychological support will provide employees with support and guidance for their professional and personal life.
“Health is one of society’s major challenges,” said Buberl. “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.”
AXA puts its money where its mouth is
It stands to reason that employees of one of the biggest players in the insurance sphere, which exists to provide people with assurance and peace of mind while travelling or at home and which, in this same month, publicly encouraged employees to alter their workplace strategies to prioritise wellbeing, should each receive that same assurance and peace of mind in their day to day lives, thanks to the support of AXA.
The global pandemic has driven health and wellbeing to the forefront of companies’ (and individuals’) priority list, and a move like this from AXA is a big one, and likely marks a colossal industry shift. Watch this space, a health and wellbeing revolution is surely on the cards.