Bates Wells and Centrica shortlisted for Best benefits to support reproductive health

Law firm Bates Wells and energy supplier Centrica have been shortlisted for Best benefits to support reproductive health at the Employee Benefits Awards 2024.

The award, which was newly introduced for 2023, recognises the most effective benefits strategy to help and support staff going through fertility treatment or pregnancy, regardless of gender.

Last year, banking services Citi won the award as the judges were impressed by the level of support it offers to employees on their journey to parenthood, regardless of gender, age, sexuality or current family status. Those who had introduced a new range of supportive initiatives in this area were looked upon favourably.

Its fertility benefits include assisted fertility support within its private medical insurance scheme, a £15,000 lifetime allowance for all employees which can be used towards the cost of diagnostics and investigations, as well as IVF and IUI that can also be used to cover 50% of the cost of treatment for employees’ dependents.

The organisation also offers discounted, self-funded private maternity care, comprehensive mental health support, self-funded on-site or remote sexual health services, generous family-friendly leave polices including parental and maternity leave from day one of employment, and free back-up child or dependent care for all UK employees.

The full category shortlist is:

  • Bates Wells
  • Centrica

The Employee Benefits Awards, which is in its 22nd year and celebrates individuals and teams displaying excellence through their reward and benefits strategies, will be held at the Honourable Artillery Company, London on Friday 14 June.

The daytime event will include a drinks reception, three-course meal, entertainment and the chance to network with industry professionals. The after-party will include live music, dodgems, a carousel and a big wheel in the venue’s private grounds.

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