Provide employees the opportunity to proactively intervene in their health and prevent more serious problems in the future.
Health Screening helps identify potential risk factors for future poor health. As employees are an organisation’s most important asset, it makes sense to promote access to a benefit which encourages them to proactively intervene in their health. Employees choose the type of screening they require and our partners will contact them to arrange an appointment. With the largest network of health clinics in the UK (1,742) most people will find a convenient location no further than 20 minutes from where they live or work. There are no minimum numbers required. At the health screening, employees can expect a professional, reliable, private and confidential experience. They will be invited into a private consulting room where staff will take measurements, blood pressure, a blood sample, and they may also perform an ECG. Employees can rest assured that the tests are painless and they don’t even need to remove any clothing. All results are confidential.
How is it paid for ?
Usually employee paid through salary sacrfice, employees save an additional 12% if they are a basic rated taxpayer and 2% if a higher rate taxpayer, off already discounted health screening costs. A number of clients have bought health screenings for their employees to encourage them to proactively look after their health.
Traditionally, health screening cost in the region of £500 – £800+. Advances in technology and corporate discounts now means the cost now starts at c.£10 per month. The tests are of a comparable standard with the highest quality private hospitals in the country.
There is the option for employees to also purchase a screening for their spouse/partner.
Why consider this benefit ?
Early detection of illnesses or test results which prompt employees to make lifestyle changes which benefit their health, can significantly reduce both short and long term absenteeism. For example, delaying or preventing the onset of diabetes (which is estimated to impact up to 4 million people by 2025) or the many health problems related to high blood pressure (including work related stress).
Improved morale and loyalty amongst employees, particularly as health screening demonstrates that a business cares about their staff and are dedicated to helping them stay healthy.