Laya Healthcare named one of Ireland’s First Healthy Places to Work

[21st November 2018] Laya healthcare has today been awarded a Healthy Place to Work certificate and is just one of four Irish organisations to receive this new prestigious recognition.

Healthy Place to Work, which is awarded by Great Place to Work Ireland, is the global standard for healthy workplaces and was piloted in late 2017. Laya healthcare is one of four to be awarded accreditation for their efforts to provide a healthy work environment and positive initiatives to their team of over 500, in their Cork and Dublin locations.

Laya healthcare was the only health insurance provider to be piloted and awarded.

Brid Seymour, Director of HR and Team Development at laya healthcare said: “As the leading provider of health and wellbeing programmes in the Irish health insurance market, we make sure to lead by example by providing our team with access to best in class and unique initiatives, something that we are very proud of.

“We know that now more than ever, people need to be empowered to look after their health and wellbeing to be at their very best always, we strive to ensure this is front of mind in all that we do as a team and stay true to our promise to Look After You Always. Amidst the growing complexity of the world of work, it is crucial for employers to leverage all they can to look after their teams. It’s a responsibility and one that must always be prioritised.

“We are delighted that we are one of the first to have our efforts recognised across the areas of physical health, mental resilience, wellbeing and overall culture by Healthy Place to Work,” she continued.

Speaking at today’s presentation, John Ryan, CEO at Great Places to Work said “Increasingly employees are choosing to work for organisations that take their health and wellbeing seriously. Organisations that provide an environment that supports them to be their best self. Laya healthcare have proven themselves to be truly committed to the health and wellbeing of their employees scoring highly across all four areas of purpose and meaning, mental resilience, social connections and physical health. It is clear to us that Laya Healthcare deeply understand the real drivers of personal wellness and have embedded these in their culture. This focus is the foundation for sustainable organisational success.”

Laya healthcare provides its team with a number of sports clubs, a contribution towards gym membership, onsite Pilates and has recently redesigned its restaurant offering to ensure the team can enjoy healthy and seasonal fresh food options on a daily basis.  

Team members also avail of laya healthcare’s corporate benefits including the highly acclaimed Thrive Health and Wellbeing Programme (a bespoke programme which offers deep insights into the health and wellbeing of your team), Heartbeat (screening is for the detection of underlying conditions that may lead to or cause cardiac events), Healthcoach (personalised health programme) and CareOnCall (An online GP consultation service that operates seven days a week and includes a home prescription service and unlimited phone access to GPs, nurses and physios). The innovative 24/7 Mental Wellbeing Support programme also enhances both employees’ work and personal lives. It is a confidential counselling service that provides support to employees as well as their families.

A good work life balance is extremely important at laya healthcare and is evident in the culture as well as the flexible working hours offered to the team and the option to work from home where possible.

Healthy Place to Work scored participating organisations on the areas that provide a holistic view of workplace health. These included the overall health and wellness culture, learning opportunities, work life balance, managerial and peer support structures as well as the workplace environment.



For more information, please contact:

Ciarán Curran, H+A Marketing + PR, M: 083 106 1193 E:


Aideen McGrath, PR and Communications Manager, laya healthcare. T: 087 9273698



About laya healthcare

Laya healthcare is the second largest provider of private health insurance in Ireland with over half a million members. Laya healthcare offers some of the most innovative benefits in the Irish health insurance market along with life insurance ( and travel insurance ( Its brand promise, Looking After You Always, represents laya healthcare’s member-centric approach, which is fundamental to its vision and values.

In 2015, laya healthcare proudly became part of AIG, one of the strongest insurance organisations in the world with over 90 million customers in 100 countries and jurisdictions. With their experienced team and innovative insurance solutions, along with AIG’s financial backing, global expertise and long-term commitment to Ireland, laya healthcare expect to go from strength to strength, widening their offering and bringing value and innovation to Ireland’s insurance market.

Health insurance provided by Elips Insurance Ltd trading as Laya Healthcare. Laya Healthcare Ltd trading as Laya Healthcare and Laya Life is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Life insurance provided by IptiQ Life SA. Travel Insurance is provided by AIG Europe Limited.