News update – See who gets cover

BMI Healthcare has consolidated its optical benefits scheme to stop staff abusing the perk.

The private healthcare provider, previously used a different supplier for each of its 50 sites, however, the lack of a consistent policy made it difficult to track which employees actually required optical treatment compared with the number that had claimed for it.

Steven Buchan, group health and safety co-ordinator, said that the new scheme, offered by Specsavers, made it easier to see which employees had received treatment. “It allows us to be transparent.”