Editor's message: Health-related benefits are a common feature of employers' benefits packages, and can range from life assurance and private medical insurance through to benefits designed to help employees stay well, such as subsidised gym membership and health screening.
As well as being popular with employees, the provision of health-related benefits can form part of an organisation’s absence management programme.
Rachel Sharp, HR practice editor
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A table listing the national insurance lower earnings limit.
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A worked example setting out how to deal with an employee's notice period and payment where: the contract is terminated by the employer due to long-term incapacity; the employee has 10 months' service and exhausted all entitlement to sick pay; and the contractual notice period is one month.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to health-related benefits.