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Employees opting for fitness benefits

Fitness options are one of the fastest growing and most popular healthcare benefits, highlighting the increasing role of health living, according to research by Health Shield.

A survey of 20,000 cash plan members, found that 65% of 18 to 24-year-olds value having the fitness benefit as part of their health cash plan, a rise of 12% since 2006.There was a 6% rise for 35 to 44-year-olds and 4% for 55 to 64-year-olds over the same four years.

The fitness benefit includes discounts and contributions to gym memberships, swimming and exercise classes or a personal trainer.

Philip Wood at Health Shield says, “The survey results show people want benefits on their health, wellbeing and fitness.”

 

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