Mills and Reeve extends range of health checks

EXCLUSIVE: Mills and Reeve has extended the range of health screenings it offers to employees and has added a salary sacrifice arrangement to the schemes.

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The law firm previously offered health screening, provided by Bupa, to employees through its annual flexible benefits scheme.

Samantha Neaves, reward and HR information systems manager at Mills and Reeve, said: “Health screens can be very cost prohibitive.

“We hope offering them via salary sacrifice over a year makes them more accessible.”

It also previously offered one-off health screenings in 2010 from providers HealthScreen UK and Screenetics.

Neaves added: “Both HealthScreen UK and Screenetics have increased their offering so we thought it appropriate to offer these all again and have a dedicated window of opportunity [for staff to take them up].”

HealthScreen UK’s health screening focuses on early detection of cancer, including a bowel check, breast check, lung check, prostate check or skin check. The screenings are conducted in the provider’s UK-wide clinics.

Screenetics provides non-invasive on-site blood tests, which analyse results immediately and recommend an action plan.

Employees can choose between four packages: mini, essential, premier and executive.

Both HealthScreen UK’s and Screenetics’ health screens are offered alongside the Bupa scheme.

The health screenings were promoted as part of Mills and Reeve’s annual health and wellbeing event, which took place during the first two weeks of May.

During this time, staff could also access:

This was all communicated to staff via the Mills and Reeve intranet site, Mercury.

“All of this was, of course, backed up in Thomsons Online Benefits’ flex platform, which we call My£reward,” said Neaves.

“Employees can use the flex platform to model the changes to their benefits and see how selecting a bike or health screen could impact on their take-home pay.”