Westfield launches flexible health cash plan

Westfield Health has launched a new health cash plan specifically to meet the needs of employers who operate a flexible benefits scheme.

The Westfield Flex Health Cash Plan features a comprehensive range of popular cash benefits and services to help employees manage their everyday healthcare, including optical, dental, therapy treatments, specialist consultations and much more.

The plan also provides fast access to MRI, CT and PET scans, which can detect conditions early at a treatable stage, including serious illnesses such as heart disease, brain disorders and cancer.

A unique GP telephone consultation service enables employees and their resident family to speak to a qualified GP 24 hours a day, every day, from anywhere in the world.

Other services include a 24-hour counselling and advice line, a health club concession benefit and an online A-Z health information site.

The plan is suitable for all types of flexible benefits schemes and can be operated as either an employer-paid plan or as a co-funded plan.

There are five levels of cover, starting from just £6 per employee, per month; 100% reimbursement is available on all cash benefits up to a specified maximum amount; there is no qualifying period before making a claim with the exception of the maternity benefit; no medical is required to join and all pre-existing medical conditions are covered with the exception of the personal accident benefit; optional partner cover is available; dependent children are covered on some of the benefits.

Westfield Health Deputy Chief Executive Jill Davies explains: “Westfield Health has identified a growing demand among employers to include a health cash plan in the flexible benefits packages they offer to employees. This comprehensive plan is designed with both employers and employees in mind. It can support employers’ absence and risk management needs while delivering a wide range of popular healthcare benefits and services. Our aim is to develop an attractive health cash plan that will really catch an employee’s eye when choosing between the different elements of their flexible benefits package. We are confident that this popular mix of healthcare benefits together with access to health and well-being services will prove appealing for employees and their family.”

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