Private healthcare

Rachel Sharp Editor's message: Private medical insurance, which covers the cost of private medical treatment in the event of a specified range of illnesses or medical conditions, is one of the most commonly offered health-related benefits. However, because it is expensive to provide, it is often limited to more senior staff or offered as part of a flexible benefits scheme. Employers can also give employees the option to extend their benefit from employee-only to family cover as part of a flex arrangement.

Rachel Sharp, HR practice editor

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