First Direct increases dental cover in cash plan

The telephone and Internet bank, First Direct, is increasing dental cover for employees under its healthcare cash plan.

The firm’s 3,500 staff, who each receive between £1,000 and £2,500 to spend on a range of benefits each year, can choose three different levels of dental cover under the plan. The top level of cover will increase from around £125 to £150 a year.

The bank also has a health website, and a 24 hour GP-manned helpline.