Private Health Partnership launches employee support product

The Private Health Partnership has launched an employee support scheme that provides advice and healthcare counselling.

The product, which can be used alongside group medical insurance or as a standalone service, provides support for employees and their families.

The benefit includes a serious illness service to provide support when a family member is diagnosed with a serious health condition or long-term disability such as cancer, a heart condition or chronic arthritis. Free access is given to a personal nurse adviser who provides services such as, a home visit; a course of therapy and a programme of specialist counselling.

There is also a 24-hour telephone helpline staffed by professional nurses and advisers who can assist with health and stress problems as well provide financial and legal advice.

Jan Lawson, managing director, said: “Employee welfare is important to many employers and for us to bring together medical insurance with a counselling and advice facility, particularly for serious illness, was a logical step.”