Mumbai: With COVID-19 cases escalating across the country since the onset of the second wave of the pandemic, Marsh McLennan continues to prioritise employee wellbeing and has introduced a slew of measures to support its employees in India during this challenging period.
Recognising the potential financial impact of the prolonged pandemic in India, Marsh McLennan has set up a “COVID India Support Fund,” which offers financial assistance for colleagues who incur hardship costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the support fund, Marsh McLennan India is also providing salary advances to assist colleagues with their immediate financial needs.
The company has also set up a corporate vaccination program for employees and their families, offering onsite, complimentary vaccinations, or covering the cost of vaccination through reimbursements.
“The health and wellbeing of our Marsh McLennan colleagues and their families is our highest priority, as we collectively face the unprecedented crisis in India in the form of the second wave of COVID-19. We thank every single member of the Marsh McLennan family in India for their sheer resilience and strength in these times of great distress,” said Sanjay Kedia, Country Corporate Officer for India, Marsh McLennan.
Marsh McLennan is the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. The company has more than 7800 colleagues in India, and its businesses in India include Marsh India Insurance Brokers Pvt Ltd, Mercer Consulting (India) Private Ltd, Guy Carpenter India, Oliver Wyman India, Marsh McLennan Global Services India Private Limited (MMGS), Mercer Operations & Technology India, and, Mercer Mettl.
To help employees take care of themselves and their immediate family members, the company has announced that there will be no counting of sick days or vacation days during this time if an employee or their immediate family is ill due to COVID.
COVID Healthcare Support
Marsh McLennan has launched or expanded various health and wellbeing initiatives to support colleagues during this time, including:
· 24X7 complimentary teleconsultations that offers consultations with doctors for colleagues and their families, with the option to order medicines online at discounted rates, book home collection services, etc.
· Benefits with the Medical Response & Assistance Company to support colleagues requiring immediate assistance for the management of critical COVID-19 cases. Given the surge in medical needs across the country, the provider aims to offer the most critical support, on a best-effort basis.
· Employee Assistance Program for colleagues and their families, offering counselling and other
mental wellbeing services to help ease emotional distress, depression and anxiety.
In addition, Marsh McLennan India has sourced medical supplies and oxygen concentrators to offer relief to affected colleagues and their families in times of shortage. It has also created an emergency helpline for colleagues who require medical support and help with resources, leads and information regarding hospital bed availability, oxygen concentrators, plasma requests, ambulances and tiffin services.
Committed to making a difference in the moments that matter, Marsh McLennan is matching colleague donations made to COVID relief to select charities, via the company’s Social Impact platform.