We would like to say a VERY Happy Anniversary to the team at Black Country Chamber of Commerce! 🥳


They are celebrating a fantastic first year of being Paycare Policyholders. The staff all enjoy access to an array of Health Cash Plans with us, meaning they benefit from cash back on a range of everyday health costs, access to a digital doctor with MyPocketGP and find support when they need it with the Confidential Counselling Helpline.


Alongside being able to claim back the cost of dental, optical, wellbeing and many other treatments and medical services, the plan also gives the Chamber team access to the newly-relaunched MyPocketGP app so they can have round-the-clock appointments with a practising NHS GP if needed, as well as a range of retail, leisure and entertainment discounts through Paycare Perks 🙌


The association between Paycare and the team at the Chamber stretches back far longer than the last year as Policyholders – Paycare has been a Chamber member for over 35 years, first joining in January 1984, and became a Patron of the Black Country region’s Chamber of Commerce in 2014. Our CEO Kevin Rogers is ever passionate about the cause of the organisation and its alignment to Paycare’s own values, more so having been a former board member at the Chamber.


When asked what difference the Paycare plan had made, Chamber CEO Corin Crane explained:


“Like many employers, we are 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, 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.


“I know 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 economic times, the business case for implementing an employee benefits scheme has never been stronger, and a year into our Health Cash Plan with Paycare, we know that the raft of physical, mental health and wellbeing measures available to our teams 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 have also shared their experiences with Paycare:


One said:

“I have used Paycare and found it to be excellent.  They have dealt with and paid out my uploaded receipts for my dental check-ups and eye care promptly.


“I have just booked a week away using a Paycare Perks code which is available for Policyholders once you have logged in and the whole process was seamless. I haven’t needed to speak to anyone because the online access is simple and straightforward. I have just booked and received a 10% discount using one of their promotional codes on the site, under Paycare Perks.”


Another said:

“Our Paycare plan is superb, the costs for my yearly dental and optician tests are now covered, far exceeding what we pay. I can log in and check my benefits, submit a claim, upload receipts and receive claim payments really quickly.


“There is also peace of mind in the fact I can ring the MyPocketGP service on behalf of the whole family. There’s also the special Paycare Perks – loads of ‘money off’ offers and savings to be made online, overall it’s saved us a fortune in the first year we’ve been on board, and it costs next to nothing to take out one of the Paycare Health Cash Plans, in fact I think we are going to upgrade ours.”


A HUGE thanks to the Chamber for an amazing first year as Paycare Policyholders, it’s fantastic to hear how the team at the Chamber are enjoying and getting the very most value out of their plans 😊

Remember, prevention is better than cure! Our Policyholders and our Community are at the absolute heart of everything we do. We look forward to many more years in happy partnership with you 🧡

To learn more about the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, head to their website: https://www.blackcountrychamber.co.uk/ 💻