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Health Benefits advice guide for employers from Peninsula Business Services UK. Employers call us today on 0800 0282 420.

Maintaining the health and fitness of employees is a win-win situation for employers. It creates good relations between employers and staff, and by reducing stress and providing healthcare, can impact upon days lost due to sickness.

What are health benefits?

The most common forms of health benefits bestowed upon employees are private health care and gym memberships. Some employers will offer staff more extravagant rewards and perks such as spa visits, mini-breaks and vouchers, which might be attached to performance.

Where do employers list health benefits?

Health benefits such as these are often highlighted in the job adverts and confirmed in employment contracts, and could sway applicants towards accepting certain jobs. Problems can occur when such policies change.

Why don't all employers offer health benefits?

Companies might decide to cut expenditure by removing employees’ health benefits, or the providers of such services might change their own policies and become less attractive to companies.

The consequence of unlawfully cutting health benefits

Careful employers will include caveats in their contracts that cover them against reasonable termination of health-based perks.

Otherwise withdrawal could result in a breach of contract and a lawsuit or tribunal. As with most things in business, maintaining good channels of communication with employees can alleviate such eventualities.

Get expert advice on health benefits from Peninsula

Peninsula offers expert advice on health benefits. Our teams provide 24/7 Health & Safety advice which is available 365 days a year. We take care of everything when you work with our Health & Safety experts.

Want to find out more? Contact us on 0800 028 2420 and book a free consultation with a Health & Safety consultant today.

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