imgKeeping your employees in good shape can save your business money

Keeping your employees in shape can save your business money

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Employer Health Care Plans - Why should employers get involved?


How Health Cash Plan schemes work for employersWhy Employer Healthcare Plans? The Health and Wellbeing “movement” set up in the UK in 2013 has encouraged employers to take a broad view of what they can do to improve the health and well being of their most important assets………their employees. There is a lot of enthusiasm for this amongst some of the UK`s top employers.

Absence from work in the UK costs the UK economy £14 Billion per annum (CBI/ Pfizer Report 2013) and many employers have little idea what it costs their company.

Healthy employees are more productive and lose less time so any measures to improve health standards should give a good return for employers. That's why Employer Healthcare plans are key. 

The Chartered Institute of Physiotherapists estimate that every £1 invested in Health and Well being projects yields a return of £3!

Employees are seeking more options to deal with NHS waiting lists and reductions in facilities. (65000 people in the UK have waited more than 6 months for operations as at August 2014!). Another great benefit from having and employer healthcare plan.

Getting employees back to work who might be caught up in this saga of delays is widely regarded as a priority which can be tackled if employees are given more choice on medical treatment.

The provision of Employer healthcare plan facilities can be achieved at a manageable cost and can have a profound effect on employee morale leading to reduced absenteeism, reduced labour turnover and an improved image for the company.

As the workforce gets older to meet extended retirement dates the challenge to keep employees fit and healthy will intensify and the NHS is unlikely to be entire answer!

Contact us to find out more about an Employer Healthcare Plan. 

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