At our recent annual Benchmark Symposium, we focused on empowerment and the need for all role-players to get involved and help ensure the future financial wellbeing of employees. As an industry we need to consider the longer-term economic consequences when not all employed people have access to medical aid provision or are contributing to retirement funds.

There also appears to be a misalignment between the employer’s value proposition and the range of benefits offered, bearing in mind that everything that matters to employees is entrenched in their employer’s value proposition.

In this year’s Benchmark Symposium, we delved a bit deeper into the concept of employee wellness programmes to understand the correlation between behaviour and lifestyle-related diseases.

Click here to read the full article by Avishal Seeth on “Enabling Total Wellness Outcomes”

In addition to this, Michele Jennings, CEO of Sanlam Group Risk, explored the two biggest identified challenges being faced by clients.

Click here to read the full article by Michele on “A disabled economy”.

For the full report on the findings from our 2018 research survey, please visit our website at Sanlam Benchmark Survey ( or click here for the document.