posted on December 15, 2016 07:55
Company health schemes may seem like an unnecessary expense
for your business but can you afford not to offer a scheme when you consider
the cost of absenteeism? The median annual
absence cost per employee is £522, compare that to a heath cash plan cover which
from Orchard Healthcare starts from £55.64 a year and it’s an affordable
investment in your employees.
Offering company health schemes helps to reinforce an
employer’s health and wellbeing stance towards their employees and encourage
potential recruits showing that a company is committed to looking after their staff.
A company health scheme also shows that a company puts the health of
its’ staff as a high priority within the business, sharing the responsibility
of looking after employee health between
the employer and employee in order to help reduce absenteeism and enable a
faster return to work.
Many employees are now finding that they need to work longer
which in turn changes the workforce demographic creating an ageing workforce which
will increasingly need company health schemes in order to support employee
health. A health cash plan provides the
affordable answer, allowing employees quick access to financial assistance for
both routine medical treatment and more serious health concerns.
Routine treatments covered within the Orchard Healthcare
cash plan include: dental treatment which covers both NHS and private treatment
including check-ups, optical for sight tests and glasses or contact lenses,
For musculoskeletal issues which cause 44% of absenteeism
the cash plan offers financial support towards physiotherapy, osteopathy, acupuncture
and chiropractic treatment. This treatment
can be taken privately without a GP referral allowing employee’s faster access
to treatments than can help to speed up their return to work.
If more serious health concerns require a visit to a
specialist consultant then 50% of the cost is met through the Orchard
Healthcare cash plan*
For businesses looking to maintain the health of their
employees Orchard Healthcare can provide a company Health Screening programme
to support the company health scheme.
This can help to identify and monitor employee’s health relating to risk
of cardiac, stroke or diabetes.
For more information on the company health schemes available
from Orchard Healthcare including cash plans and health screening please call 01905 729090.
CIPD Absence Management Survey 2016
* 50% of the cost up to membership level maximum amount