AXA to launch global employee health and well-being initiative
AXA has unveiled an initiative to improve the health and well-being of its 121,000 employees worldwide.
According to a statement by AXA, this move is part of its strategy to better align the benefits offered to its employees across the globe. The program, which will be free-of-charge for AXA employees, will be deployed in 2021. It consists of two major aspects:
- To improve prevention and access to care, each employee will be given access to an in-person or digital medical check-up depending on their age. They will also receive an annual flu vaccination and participate in information and awareness days organized on AXA premises to better prevent health-related risks.
- To better support employees who encounter difficulties in their professional or personal life, AXA is sponsoring an employee assistance program which provides psychological support and guidance, accessible at all times.
AXA said the program complements its existing initiatives to support employees, such as telemedicine services, which the insurer intends to strengthen in the coming years.
“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,” said Thomas Buberl, CEO of AXA. “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.”
“Following the adoption of our global parenting policy, AXA is taking another step in its strategy to align the benefits offered to employees around the world through a seamless employee experience. I am proud of this project, in which our social partners are involved, which reinforces our ambition to become one of the best companies to work for,” added Karima Silvent, chief human resources officer of AXA.