How small businesses (and the self employed) benefit


Pound symbolAbsence due to sickness or hospitalisation can have a greater impact upon small businesses as they tend to have fewer employees to fall back on to provide cover.

In such cases it is essential to have access to rapid screening, tests, private consultation, and diagnosis enabling employees to return to work as soon as possible.

In the case of the self-employed the situation is even worse as lengthy sickness absence can have a major damaging effect.

In these cases the Orchard Employer Healthcare Plans provides financial support for the costs of procedures which will:-

  • Get employees back to work in good time (e.g. Diagnostic Procedures, Physiotherapy, Consultation Fees etc)
  • Spread the costs of regular treatments (e.g. Dental, Optical, Audiometry, Hearing Aids etc.)
  • Provide financial help to support nhs treatment (e.g. In-patient grants, Recuperation Grants, Day Surgery expenses)

Employer Healthcare Plans, affordable choices for dealing with illness

The Orchard employer healthcare plan offers a low cost way of providing more choices for dealing with illness.

How the Plan benefits Employers.

Details of the Plan Benefits and Subscriptions
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Self-funding scans to speed up diagnosis

With waiting times on the increase, many are being hit with delays in getting scans.  Opting to 'self fund' with your cash plan can speed up diagnosis and the subsequent treatment.


NHS waiting times and how you can help self-fund your healthcare

As NHS waiting lists for treatment grow Orchard Healthcare look at how a health cash plan can assist you in ‘self funding’ healthcare to take the pressure off a struggling NHS.


Local healthcare company offers subsidised ‘walk in’ health screening

We are highlighting the importance of health screening, offering subsidised Well Man & Well woman health screening for members of Orchard health care plans.


How can you beat Blue Monday with a health cash plan?

Today is described as Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year. Beat this grim day by planning to make the most of your Health Cash Plan.


How can my health plan help keep me healthy?

Many people’s new year’s resolutions are health related and so they are now are asking themselves;

How can I maintain my health? What’s the best way to stay healthy? Can a health care cash plan help keep me healthy?

Orchard Healthcare believe that a Health Cash Plan can assist in maintaining health.


How do company health schemes help businesses and employees?

Company health schemes support businesses and employees by maintaining the health of staff and enabling access to medical treatments which can help to reduce absenteeism and promote a faster return to work.


Affordable healthcare - Health screening

The Orchard healthcare plan offers affordable healthcare to help you look after your health.

One of our aims is to ensure that we encourage our members to look after their health.  With that in mind we are now offering health screening for our members in order to ensure that they have the opportunity to be tested for early indications of a disease or health problem.


Employee Health Cover

How can employee health cover help my business? As an employer you may be considering providing your staff with employee health cover for a number of reasons.


Growing NHS Concerns

A Health Cash Plan with Orchard Healthcare gives you the option of private treatment so that you can skip the waiting lists and don't have to wait on the NHS.


WORCESTER ACUTE HOSPITAL TRUST'S WOES

September has proved to be a bad month for Worcester Acute hospital trust as it was found to be one of the worst trusts in the country for patient mortality and the childrens ward at the Alexandra hospital in Redditch was closed 


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