Employee Health and Wellbeing
Providing access to prompt and effective medical care.
Employee health and wellbeing, as a 360° proposition, is now firmly on the business agenda as employers are increasingly looking to support and engage with the holistic health and wellbeing needs of their staff.
The overwhelming demand for free medical advice and treatment from the NHS means that many patients experience long delays gaining access to specialist care. This can cause big problems for employers; leading to staff taking extended or frequent sickness leave and/or needing to take time off from work during a key trading period or important project. And what do you do about staff based or seconded outside the UK? They are unlikely to have access to a ‘free at point of treatment’ health service and will need more extensive health coverage.
The benefits of a wellness strategy have been well documented. By investing in a health & wellbeing programme, organisations can expect to see cost savings delivered via better-performing staff, improved absenteeism, higher staff retention, and reduced insurance premiums and medical expenses. Put simply, healthy employees cost less.
At Lark Employee Benefits, we can undertake a ‘Wellness Review’ of your business to check that any existing arrangements continue to meet your objectives and needs, identify any gaps in your cover and undertake a market review to ensure it is competitively costed. We will also analyse all the connecting and inter-dependent areas of the various schemes/services.
We can also design an ‘Employee Health and Wellbeing Pathway’ – a carefully thought-out and cohesive ‘wellness’ journey encompassing:
Helping employees to take responsibility for their health and fitness.
Ensuring staff value your employee benefits programme.
Access to fast, efficient and cost-effective diagnostics and treatment.
Effective use of ‘early intervention’ and ‘return to work’ services for potentially long-term sickness absences.
The following are some of the solutions we can source and implement for your business:
UK and International Medical insurance
Dental & Cash Plans for ‘everyday’ health costs
Flexible Benefits solutions
Alternative funding mechanisms (e.g. Healthcare Trusts for larger employers)
Company Travel insurance
Executive and New Joiner health assessments
Occupational Health support (Employee Assistance Programmes, long-term sickness management, etc)