EXCLUSIVE: Insurance organisation Admiral has seen more than 200 employees receive eyecare e-vouchers following the introduction of a new eyecare benefit for its 6,300 UK-based employees.
The new eyecare benefit, provided by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, was introduced in April 2017. In order to inform staff about the new benefit, Admiral held a series of wellbeing events, together with the provider, in May 2017. These events were designed to promote the eyecare scheme, inform employees about how they could access the benefit, and what they were entitled to under Admiral’s eyecare policy.
The eyecare scheme, which is available to all employees, helps Admiral fulfil its statutory requirements by providing staff with a free eye test as well as glasses if they are needed solely for display screen equipment (DSE) use. The scheme also includes an additional £20 contribution on glasses from specified ranges. Employees can put this towards glasses or sunglasses of their choosing, which do not have to be for DSE use. Employees can also share up to three e-vouchers a year with their friends and family.
During the wellbeing events, staff were able to book optician appointments online and e-vouchers were electronically issued to employees requiring eyecare. Staff from local Specsavers stores also attended the wellbeing events held at Admiral’s sites to answer any technical eyecare questions.
The eyecare benefit is also promoted on the staff intranet, and new joiners to the organisation will be told about the scheme during the induction process.
Heather John, HR administrator at Admiral, said: “We are aware of how important it is to communicate regarding the benefits we provide. The wellbeing events Specsavers has held for us have been very useful in providing a personal touch and [it] has also contributed to our internal magazine to ensure that the information reaches far and wide.”