Case study: BMI Healthcare goes for healthy options

Most of BMI Healthcare’s employees are clinical professionals – nurses, physiotherapists and radiographers – so it is not surprising healthcare is one of the most popular benefits.

The healthcare provider offers a pension, life assurance, paid sick leave beyond statutory requirements, private medical insurance (PMI) and health assessments.

Catherine Ward, group HR director, says: “Because employees are working in that industry, they are aware of the benefits of private healthcare.”

The organisation also offers perks to maximise people’s pay through salary sacrifice schemes, including childcare vouchers.

PMI is voluntary because it attracts a tax benefit. BMI Healthcare pays premiums for the administration, rather than for the insurance. Staff are expected to go to one of BMI’s hospitals as their first port of call if they need healthcare, but there is an option to go outside.

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