There is a long association between Black Country Chamber of Commerce and Paycare, with the latter having been Chamber members for more than 35 years and patrons since 2014.
Since July 2019, staff at the Chamber have benefitted from being Policyholders, able to access Health Cash Plans which include cash back on a range of everyday health costs, 24/7 telephone access to doctors through MyPocketGP, the Paycare Perks discount scheme, and the MyHelpline confidential support.
Chamber CEO Corin Crane said over time, like many employers, the organisation had become much more aware of the value of employee health benefits.
“These benefits are seen very positively here at the Chamber and for both us as a business, and for our employees as individuals, the range of health benefits has been incredibly well received.
“As a business support agency and membership organisation, we know that benefits implemented by employers for their workforce can have a dramatic effect on company productivity and morale, so it’s no surprise that more and more businesses are introducing Health Cash Plans as an employee benefit, recognising the impact that sickness absence has on the bottom line.
“Many of the team are using Paycare for everything from dental care to eye tests, GP consultations to personal counselling, gym membership and even booking discounted holidays with Paycare Perks.
“During these tough times, the business case for implementing an employee benefits scheme has never been stronger, and we know that the raft of physical, mental health and wellbeing measures available to our teams through Paycare is incredibly important.
“The availability of preventive healthcare also means less absence because of our employees’ own health issues, or those of their families. Many employers and especially small businesses don’t realise that offering healthcare benefits can be attractive to employees and even be a retention factor.”
Members of the team commented on how promptly claims were dealt with, and the simplicity of the online system, which enables Policyholders to submit claims, upload receipts, check what they’re entitled to as part of their plan, and access Paycare Perks.
“I’ve found Paycare to be excellent. They have dealt with and paid out my uploaded receipts for my dental check-ups and eye care promptly.”
For more information about the Chamber, visit www.blackcountrychamber.co.uk or to find out how you can support your employees, download Paycare’s Workplace Wellbeing brochure via www.paycare.org/workplace-wellbeing 💻