Today HCB Group launch HCB South Africa, with a new national office in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape.
Building on the success of the UK proposition, HCB South Africa has been launched to bring a new dynamic to the South African Income Protection and Employee wellness market and will operate on a national basis across South Africa.
Jim Harris, Managing Director of HCB Group commented; “I am so delighted to announce the launch of HCB South Africa, following closely on our launch of HCB Australia earlier on this year. HCB is determined to share its significant knowledge and expertise in the field of Early Intervention and Employee Health Management. We look forward to working with disability insurers in South Africa to support the overall claims effort and to use our expertise to enhance South African claims management support services to the ultimate advantage of employees, employers and insurers.
From a very personal perspective, establishing an HCB presence in Africa has special meaning. Having been born and raised in Zimbabwe, it warms my heart to be able to do something meaningful to help improve lives and circumstances to the people living on the continent of my birth”.
Prof Christoffel Grobler, Chief Medical Officer of HCB South Africa commented; “We are thrilled to announce the launch of HCB South Africa! It is no secret that I have long been promoting the idea that work is good for a person and that extended periods away from work may result in unnecessary disability with dire consequences for the individual involved. Hence, when Jim Harris suggested that he wanted to establish HCB in South Africa, I was over the moon, as I have long been aware of the fantastic work they are doing in the UK and Ireland”.