An employee benefit that promotes health and wellbeing isn't just about the employees. It's a benefit that can help reduce absence. One that supports recruiting and retaining talent. And a tool to boost employee engagement.
A health cash plan can support your employees with the costs of a range of routine and unexpected treatments. It encourages them to be proactive rather than reactive with their health. And our simple online portals make claiming and managing the plans easy.
We've helped thousands of businesses, and we understand the challenges faced when choosing a solution. We know that getting sign-off is another obstacle too. That's why we've created a series of resources aimed at helping you address those hurdles.
On average, an employee takes 5.9 days off a year due to illness.1 Providing employees with health cash plans is one of the most valuable health and wellbeing benefits businesses use to reduce absence. With clear and quick access to the healthcare they need, the workforce is empowered to make health-conscious decisions before things escalate. The result? Less sick leave in the long run and a generally healthier workplace.
Did you know 83% of companies observe presenteeism?1 That's 83% of companies experiencing decreased productivity from employees. Disengaged employees due, in part, to mental and physical distractions.
So how do we help? By improving access to healthcare. Encouraging employees to seek the support they need, when they need it. It may be through an annual health MOT to make sure the body functions as it should. Or it could be talking to a GP. It could even be getting a prescription of antibiotics. They're all included in the Optimise health plan.
Employees with a clear mind, free of health troubles (physical or financial), will be ready to perform to their ability. Your business will perform to its ability.
By providing a health cash plan, you commit to the health and wellbeing of your employees. You're taking action to ensure they stay fit and healthy - not just at work, but in their everyday life. Actively promoting good health can create a positive atmosphere. It can help engagement and help attract new talent.
We cover day-to-day healthcare such as:
• Dental check-ups
• Recovery healthcare like physio
• And preventative healthcare including GP visits
With the support of a health cash plan, your employees can get the help they need, when they need it. Healthcare becomes more convenient, and more accessible.
By helping with the costs of routine check-ups and treatment, we encourage employees to take a preventative approach to their health. After all, you don't want your people to ignore health issues because of costs or waiting times; it can lead to longer periods of absence in the long run.
A preventative approach helps maintain both physical and mental wellbeing. And if a long-term problem does arise, there's the reassurance of having access to the care they need.
We’ve made claiming your money back easy with our online claiming service. It’s simple to use and available wherever you are and whenever you need it.
Employees can log in to their online account to see their benefit entitlements. They can make claims, see the progress of previous claims, and update their personal details. And we've removed the need for any paper forms.
The Simplyhealth/CIPD Health and Well-being at Work Survey Report 2019 brings you the latest trends and insights into the world of health and wellbeing in the workplace.
The CIPD survey is now in its 19th year. It explores trends and practices in health, wellbeing, and absence management in UK workplaces. More than 1,000 people professionals were surveyed, covering 3.2 million employees across the UK.
Overall, the findings show employers' growing recognition of their key role in improving the health of the workforce. But some areas were a cause for concern as well. An increase in stress-related absence requires attention. And a lack of support for managers was also found. Results show a growing trend of line managers being expected to take ownership of their team's wellbeing.
To help you to understand the reasons for supporting the health and wellbeing of your employees, and to help you build a compelling business case for internal stakeholders, we've created a series of useful and insightful documents. You can download them in PDF format below. Prefer to have an appointment with one of our consultants? Book a consultation below and we'll schedule a time to discuss your requirements and support you along the way.
A practical guide to planning, implementing and maintaining an effective health and wellbeing strategy.
This guide discusses how to design a communications strategy to drive take-up of your health and wellbeing benefits in your organisation.
A five-step process to building a compelling business case to introduce a health or dental plan to support your workforce.
Our guide to linking specific health benefits within corporate wellbeing programmes to ROI.
1. Health and well-being at work, CIPD (April 2019)