“Our business is what it is because of our people,” said Mandy Ellis. “It’s very important, as our duty of care, that our staff feel supported” Peter Jaworski agrees and adds: “We recognise that we need to do things to care for our employees”.
One of the most important employee benefits they identified to help achieve this was to find and implement a company-paid corporate health cash plan.
About the Client
With 26 employees ranging in age from 23-55 years – Impact Applications’ in-house skilled workforce includes developers, project managers, account managers, support analysts, business analysts, sales and admin staff.
The business is very successful and is currently enjoying considerable sustained growth with a healthy forecast for the foreseeable future.
Challenges and Alternatives
“So we looked around the corporate health plan market and we were naturally drawn to Paycare, especially as they are local. We studied what was offered and concluded it was a good deal for us and the plan supported our commitment to our ‘duty of care’ for our employees.
The Paycare Solution
“Unlike our previous private health scheme, we knew that our staff would use Paycare extensively, because it offers the day to day health support we all need. We were sure they would all benefit from the service, And so it proved to be,” explained Peter.
“As a Software company many of our staff are looking at computer screens for long periods and so need frequent eye examinations. Many of us need spectacles and contact lenses. The Paycare plan is ideal for our staff and allows them to claim for eye tests, spectacles and a whole lot more,” explained Peter.
Mandy Ellis observed: “From an HR point of view I see the Paycare Plan could also be very valuable in that any of our staff could, if they found it beneficial, call on counselling services and support. It also offers occupational therapy services such as reflexology, which can help with any stress related issues.
“Our employees are enroled onto the plan after successfully completing their probation period. They are also offered an option, should they choose to subscribe, to bring in family and friends into the plan.
Administration for us is very simple and efficient and the people on the end of the line at Paycare are very efficient. I have had no issues with the service.
“Communication with Paycare is brilliant and in summary I would say, their health plans are quick, easy, valuable and very beneficial,” explained Mandy.