B&CE Benefit Schemes has improved its employee healthcare plan to include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for the first time as part of an innovative package of benefits. The company has teamed up with Westfield Health to offer the B&CE Employee Healthcare Plan, tailored to construction employers, employees and their families.
The plan helps cover employees’ essential everyday healthcare costs, and includes access to treatments that can help prevent common health conditions associated with construction from becoming chronic, all from just £1 per week. Construction employees take on average nearly six sick days each year, with the average cost of absence per employee per year in the construction industry at £582.
CBT is recognised as an effective talking therapy for the treatment of many mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety disorders. And with a consultation benefit and stand-alone scanning service, the plan offers a comprehensive diagnostic service. The improved plan now includes helplines and a company health report.
B&CE’s Employee Healthcare Plan also offers three optional modules – Surgery Choices, which provides employees with cover for 60 different non-urgent surgical procedures, For Kids, which provides health cover for employees’ dependent children, and Doctor Line, which provides 24-hour worldwide telephone access to a qualified practising GP as well as access to special membership deals at UK health and fitness clubs.