Thank you to our policyholders

Thank you to our policyholders

As 2018 fast approaches, Kevin Rogers (CEO) takes the opportunity to share with you just some of the ways Paycare has been able to support its customers, local community and fantastic team this year.

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Make Sure You’re Covered This Holiday Season

Make Sure You’re Covered This Holiday Season

Holidays, what are they for? Lounging around incessantly on sunbeds close to a hotel pool, or an endless array of Instagram ‘selfies’ that prove that your Monday is actually better than the next. But one thing they most certainly are not for, is worrying about the health of you and your family.

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Enrichment Comes From Experiences

Enrichment Comes From Experiences

It’s always been professed that money makes us happy. Indeed, having money enables us to buy the things we want – that brand new pair of shoes you’ve been ogling for weeks, the latest Apple invention to hit the shops, or perhaps a new car is more your style?

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A Sight for Sore Eyes….

A Sight for Sore Eyes….

A recent study conducted by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare found that almost half of participants claimed to not receive any form of eye care benefit from their employers.

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Paycare GP 24/7 App Launch

Paycare GP 24/7 App Launch

With the average waiting time for a routine GP appointment in the UK currently at 14 days and expected to rise to 17 days by the end of 2017*, many of us are finding it increasingly difficult to access GP services when we need them.

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Guest Blog: A Journey through Mental Health

Guest Blog: A Journey through Mental Health

As we mark national Stress Awareness Month this April, a campaign launched to help raise awareness about the causes and cures of stress and other mental health issues, it seemed the perfect time to introduce our latest guest blogger. Jade Secker is a charity fundraiser and former Miss Black Country who has struggled with her mental health for the past five years. Here she shares her experiences, talks about her battle with the ‘stigma’, and offers her insight into how others can get help and support…

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The Benefits of Using Professional Therapies

The Benefits of Using Professional Therapies

Although smoking was more commonplace back in the day when it was deemed fashionable, there is still reported to be around 10 million smokers in the UK today. However, evidence suggests that this number is on the decline, and a reason for this could be down to the large-scale efforts many organisations are making to raise awareness of the associated risks of smoking.

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Meditate on the Move

Meditate on the Move

We all know that meditation is considered to do be one of the best forms of relaxation – not only is it proven to improve your immune system and reduce blood pressure, but it’s also known for increasing mental strength and improving your mood. Sound good?

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Rise in Health Cash Plan Popularity

Rise in Health Cash Plan Popularity

Health cash plans have continued to grow in popularity over the years, so much so that they have now reached second place in the rankings of most popular employee benefit in the UK.

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Questions to Ask Your Cash Plan Provider

Questions to Ask Your Cash Plan Provider

With more and more people turning to cash plans to cover every day healthcare costs, rather than taking out medical insurance, the decision on which of the many providers to opt for is one that many face. To tackle this, we’re offering our knowledge with you through the launch of our handy questions to ask guide.

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The Benefits of Your EAP

The Benefits of Your EAP

We’re proud of the thousands of people our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) has helped over the years, with it providing confidential and professional but friendly support, advice and guidance to those who need it.

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Employee wellbeing: Now and in the Future

Employee wellbeing: Now and in the Future

By providing a robust employee benefits programme, you’ve made a significant step in promoting and enhancing the wellbeing of your teams. But, did you know that according to the world’s top leadership thinker, Marshall Goldsmith, this is only one half of the jigsaw?

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My Dog Ate My Shoes…

My Dog Ate My Shoes…

According to the Department for Work and Pension (DWP), more than 130 million work days are lost due to sickness absence every year, a figure which is said to cost the UK economy £17bn every year. Whilst the vast majority of these workplace absences are due to very genuine reasons, many more are a consequence of workers pulling a very ‘non-genuine sickie’ simply to get a day off.

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Guest Blog: Mental health in the workplace

Guest Blog: Mental health in the workplace

Mental health in the workplace is a topic which has further gained momentum across the employment and healthcare sector, and the spotlight is starting to shine on it even more throughout 2017. Our guest blog this week is by the team at Office Genie, a desk and office space marketplace, a company which has invested in its own research to understand how employees feel about mental health at work.

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Have Fun at Work Day!

Have Fun at Work Day!

With National ‘Have Fun at Work Day’ taking place this Friday (27th January), we wanted to share just a few ideas to help you and your teams experience enjoyment in your workplace – whilst ensuring maximum productivity of course!

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Guest Blog: The Five Es of Workplace Wellbeing

Guest Blog: The Five Es of Workplace Wellbeing

Did you know, for every 80p spent on health promotion and intervention programmes, £4 can be saved due to reduced absenteeism, temporary staff, presenteeism and increased motivation? (The European Network for Workplace Health Promotion).

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How Paycare Can Help

How Paycare Can Help

Established in Wolverhampton in 1874, Paycare’s ultimate objective remains the same to this very day – to help individuals, families and businesses protect themselves against everyday healthcare costs and bills.

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On Your Bike! The Key Benefits of Cycling to Work

On Your Bike! The Key Benefits of Cycling to Work

With National Bike Week taking place between 11th to 19th June, the theme this year is ‘Cycling to Work’. And while we all know a lot about the health benefits of exercise, and cycling in particular, just what are the exact benefits we can expect to receive from getting on our bikes to and from work?

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Fit for Work – Is it Fit for Purpose?

Fit for Work – Is it Fit for Purpose?

The Fit for Work policy was launched as part of the Government’s new Work and Health Unit with the aim of reducing sickness absence in the workplace, and subsequently the costs of sick days to businesses across the UK.

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Three Tips for Top Teambuilding

There is much evidence to suggest that team building can do wonders for team relations – not only helping to improve communication, boost morale, and encourage creativity, but it can also have a huge impact on an individual – and team’s – overall productivity.

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Key Changes to Board Announced

Key Changes to Board Announced

We’re hugely excited to be announcing a number of key strategic changes to our Board of Directors which will bring significant benefits to our Policyholders and the wider communities we are so proud to serve.

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Paycare Unity Cup Helps The Haven

We were thrilled to launch the inaugural Paycare Unity Cup earlier this month which saw two local LGBT football teams battle it out at the home of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, in aid of The Haven – a Wolverhampton-based charity which supports women and dependent children who are vulnerable to domestic violence and homelessness.

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A Fitting Tribute

A Fitting Tribute

We are delighted to confirm that the ‘Paycare Accessible Lounge’ in the Stan Cullis stand at the home of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC is to be re-named the ‘Rachael Heyhoe Flint Accessible Lounge, in association with Paycare’.

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Paycare Sponsors Charity Match

Paycare Sponsors Charity Match

As official back of shirt sponsor for Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, we are thrilled to announce the launch of the ‘Paycare Unity Cup’ – a unique event which will see Black Country Fusion FC take on Wolves Pride FC in a match at the Championship club’s ground on Sunday 14th May.

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Proudly Supporting Our City

Proudly Supporting Our City

We are thrilled to announce that we have agreed a three year partnership with the iconic Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton, which will see us sponsor the dedicated CJ Phipps booth in the Theatre’s newly refurbished Dress Circle

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