Aon plc, a leading global professional services firm, has announced a new collaboration in the UK with Peppy Health Limited, the digital health app that connects employees to health experts for support in all areas of women’s health.
Aon and Peppy will together help employers manage women’s health in the workplace. Peppy will provide its support service – notably for fertility, pregnancy and early parenthood, menopause and other issues – as part of Aon’s women’s health proposition. Through the Peppy app, employees can have a chat, a video consultation, join a live event or watch a video from one of their specialist health practitioners. Aon will continue to support employers with initial gap analysis, strategy and policy development, communication and engagement as well as benefit design, where appropriate.
Rachel Western, principal, Health & Risk at Aon, said:
“Women’s health in the workplace has grown in prominence in the last year – and not before time. The issue is such that employers now view menopause training and policies as their biggest health strategy aim for next year. Aon’s UK Benefits and Trends Survey 2022 showed that 38 per cent of employers are planning to implement menopause training and 40 per cent are focusing on a menopause policy.
“By collaborating with Peppy, we are able to help more women during their working lives, which in turn, helps employers build a more resilient workforce while improving business performance and results.”
Dr Mridula Pore, CEO and co-founder of Peppy, said:
“We know that companies are increasingly looking to build a gender-diverse, multi-generational workforce. Key to achieving this is supporting employees and their families as they go through major life transitions. This in turn helps attract, retain and engage diverse talent at all stages and levels of the organisation.
“Peppy’s products are designed to complement and supplement primary healthcare services like the National Health Service as well as traditional employee benefits like private medical insurance. When we were looking at these areas of healthcare, it became clear that supporting people is not only good for that individual and their family, it is also good for their employers.”
Aon will begin offering Peppy’s support service to its clients immediately. While focusing on women’s health, Peppy also provides fertility and early parenthood support for men as well as general men’s health support, on topics including mental wellbeing, fitness and lifestyle, male-specific cancers, urology and hormonal and sexual health.
Aon plc (NYSE: AON) exists to shape decisions for the better — to protect and enrich the lives of people around the world. Our colleagues provide our clients in over 120 countries with advice and solutions that give them the clarity and confidence to make better decisions to protect and grow their business.
Peppy is a digital health app that is pioneering health support for employees, serving under-served areas of healthcare. These include family and reproductive health – trying to start a family, becoming a parent and going through menopause – and a first-of-its-kind men’s health service.
When an employer gives its people Peppy, it gives them unlimited access to experienced practitioners over live chat, live events and live virtual consultations, ensuring they have access to the information, answers and personalised support they need, tailored to their individual circumstances.