MetLife has enhanced its group risk offering by offering a wider range of wellbeing support services, including a new 24-hour virtual GP service.
This improved proposition is available to all employers with less than 1,000 employees at no additional cost. The GP services will be available through HealthHero, while MetLife is also offering funeral concierge support through Everest.
The HealthHero service offers employees and their families unlimited consultations with a GP, available 24 hours a day. This service includes open referrals, flexible prescription collection, local prescription delivery and second medical opinions for additional reassurance.
HealthHero CEO Aseem Sadana says: “By providing digital symptom assessment and, where appropriate, prescriptions or onward referral, we will help to provide policyholders peace of mind with a flexible service suited to their needs.”
MetLife UK employee benefits director Adrian Matthews says: “At a time when everyone is cutting back and families are feeling the strain, we wanted to help employers offer more to support their employees.
“Our new partnerships with HealthHero and Everest enables us to offer our most comprehensive employee benefits programme, which extends to further support families in times of ill health and bereavement.
“Our Group Life plan helps employers support their workforce and their families with quick same-day access to a GP wherever and whenever they need.”
He adds that the support services available through Everest include bereavement support, a will writing service andcomprehensive end-of-life planning services. This includes the use of a digital vault to ensure individuals can leave their important documents easily accessible for those bereaved.