Bromford Group, a leading provider of affordable homes and specialist supported housing, has chosen a Healix Healthcare Trust to deliver nurse-led healthcare support to its employees.
Bromford Group focuses on creating a positive working culture in order to deliver the highest quality services. With a 'can do' culture, based on the principle that if you put the best into people, you'll get the best out of them, Bromford is an award-winning UK employer. Having the right benefits and healthcare is therefore a crucial component of its HR strategy. However, the tough financial climate means it needs to contain costs and reduce waste. It therefore wanted to find a flexible and affordable benefits scheme, allowing employees to choose whether or not to include cover in their benefits.
"Healix was the most flexible partner, tailoring its service to suit our specific needs," says Jo Ross, Quality Manager, Human Resources Team for Bromford. "In addition, it offers a very high standard of medical care, with nurses as case managers enabling our employees to speak to clinically trained staff throughout their claim.
"Introduced to us by our employee benefits consultants, Lorica, Healix has provided us with a much improved claims service that allows us to effectively control costs. We have a firm commitment to being an employer of choice and through Healix's tailor-made approach we can offer our staff a good range of healthcare benefits."
Healthcare Trusts are a recognised alternative to traditional PMI schemes and operate in an almost identical manner. However, with a healthcare trust, a business can set the rules, providing a high level of control on costs as well as ensuring employees are appropriately covered. This level of control has made them increasingly popular amongst businesses looking for alternative ways of providing healthcare benefits for their employees, such as Bromford Group.
"With more pressure than ever on public sector funding, Bromford needed a healthcare scheme that would focus on cost control, while bringing market leading benefits to its staff," says Paul Gibbon, Senior Employee Benefits Consultant, Lorica Employee Benefits. "Healix offers clients like Bromford a nurse-led service that can be tailored to the needs of their staff and the business as a whole."