Chess Telecom switches health cash plan providers

Chess Telecom has switched health cash plan providers for its 100 employees.

The new deal means staff at the Cheshire based company will now have access to discounted gym membership, onsite health screening and telephone and face-to-face counseling, through the Medicash-provided plan.

The cash plan complements the range of health and wellbeing benefits offered by Chess Telecom, including a breakfast club with organic fruit and mineral water, stress-relieving massages, a staff loyalty scheme and a bikes-for-work scheme.

Anne Binnie, director of HR and compliance at Chess Telecom, said: “We have a very loyal and motivated workforce and an absence rate of less than 1%. It is important for us to maintain this and reward employees for their hard work – the Medicash plan helps us to do this.

“We switched to Medicash as the plan complemented our existing employee wellbeing strategies and offered us a comprehensive package. The plan includes far more benefits than previous schemes, such as the global second medical opinion service Best Doctors, and it has also helped us reduce our private medical insurance (PMI) premiums.”

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Chief executive of Medicash Sue Weir added: “We are delighted to be working with such an exciting and employee-focused company like Chess Telecom. The plans are proving to be very popular with staff who are making the most of the wide range of benefits available to them.”

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