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Employees opting for fitness benefits

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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.”

Health cash plan news: 11 May 2011