Value Added Benefits: Support during the menopause
The menopause is a significant transition in a woman’s life, with many women feeling stranded when it comes to support. However, there are several value-added benefits potentially included within your insurance products that can greatly support you during this phase.
The impact of the menopause
From a career perspective, the menopause hits women at the peak of their careers, when they have accumulated years of valuable experience and are possibly in senior leadership roles.
Many women struggle to work due to a combination of menopausal symptoms such as insomnia, brain fog, hot flushes and so on, leading to a loss in confidence in their own abilities.
There are many kinds of value-added benefits and services that insurers already offer, regardless of whether clients claim on their policies. Over the last few years, private medical insurance plans have started to offer value-added services and referrals specifically for the menopause. By addressing the physical, emotional, and informational needs, these benefits contribute to enhancing quality of life, promoting gender equality and fostering a supportive and inclusive society.
Diet is particularly important during menopause as it is easier to gain weight around this time, increasing the risk of developing serious health conditions such as heart disease and breast cancer. It can be difficult to know exactly what to eat and drink, what to avoid and why types of exercise are best for managing menopausal symptoms. Nutritional support is there to help you navigate the menopause without increasing the risk of serious health conditions. There are also a variety of websites available to help - Nutrition and menopause - British Nutrition Foundation.
Further support is available via value-added benefits which include fitness services, health check-ups and mental health support. Regular check-ups and consultations with healthcare professionals ensure that women receive appropriate guidance and support throughout their menopausal journey.
For more information, contact your adviser who can support you and discuss the options available to you.
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