Gardner Systems launches healthcare cash plan

Gardner Systems has launched an employer-funded healthcare cash plan to help staff maintain their health and fitness.

Through the plan, the Liverpool-based IT firm’s 20 employees will be eligible to receive financial assistance for dental and optical health checks as well as health screening; discounted membership to health and fitness clubs, and a helpline to combat stress.

Phil Corfield, finance manager, said: “Everyone with a plan has taken advantage of the health screening and I would say that around 90% of those have changed their lifestyle as a result. When we decided to use a healthcare cash plan as an employee benefit it was with the sole aim of making people aware of their lifestyle, in health terms, and motivating them to proactively improve both their health and wellbeing.”

The cash plan is provided by Medicash.