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
Updated to take into account the launch of the Tax-free childcare scheme on 21 April 2017.
Health and wellbeing benefits continue to be a key component of employers' benefits packages, XpertHR's survey finds.
Supporting employee wellbeing remains at the forefront of benefits provision, according to our latest benefits and allowances survey.
Definition from the XpertHR glossary.
XpertHR's latest research looks at availability of health and health-related benefits offered by employers.
Practical guidance on choosing the right level of private medical care.
Practical guidance on managing the cost of private health insurance, including changing providers; the use of private medical care; and taking an integrated healthcare approach.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to private healthcare.