Cash plan provider Medicash is enhancing its core corporate proposition, by extending dental and optical benefits.
These two features remain the most popular benefits, the insurer said. On its Proactive plan the benefit for each will be raised to £70 on its ‘level one’ cover. Medicash is also increasing the level of chiropody benefit from £20 to £50 on the same plan.
These changes will be made without any premium increase.
In addition Medicash will include free unlimited virtual GP consultations for all employees on its updated Proactive and Plus health plans.
Medicash Plus will also now include discounted health club membership and the Best Doctors InterConsultation service across all levels. This latter option offers a second medical opinion service.
The cash plan provider has also added new wellbeing features to its app, including a ‘mindfulness zone’.It is also changing itsEmployee Assistance Programme provider to Care First (from November). This will enable policyholders to access the Woebot app, which offers further help for those suffering anxiety and depression.
The entry level price for Medicash Plus remains at 95p per employee, per week, with Medicash Proactive costing £1 per employee, per week for groups of 25 plus.Medicash Proactive is also available for groups of 10 to 24 employees, starting at just £1.15 per employee, per week.
Medicash chief executive Sue Weir says: “Over the last few years we’ve worked hard to significantly lower our operating expenses so that we could give more back to our customers in terms of enhanced benefits.”