John Lewis adds personal accident plan to voluntary benefits

John Lewis Partnership is adding a personal accident plan to its voluntary benefits plan for its 72,000 employees.

The plan, which starts at £5 a month, includes cover against bodily injury, permanent disability, accidental death, burns and fractures after a qualifying period, and cuts that require ten stitches or more.

The plan also includes traditional health cash plan benefits such as physiotherapy, osteopathy and dental accident cover, as well as added-value offerings like free telephone and face-to-face counselling sessions..

The retailer, which owns John Lewis department stores and Waitrose, will be the first organisation to offer Simplyhealth’s new Simply Accident plan.

Jon White, manager, leisure benefits at John Lewis Partnership, said: “John Lewis Partnership approached Simplyhealth to develop and implement the new personal accident plan as it felt it complemented the [health] cash plan already in place.”

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