Nottingham’s largest independent insurance broker, Russell Scanlan, has launched a new Business Protection and Healthcare Division, offering a range of corporate protection and healthcare solutions that can be tailored to the unique needs of individual business owners and their employees.
The new division will build on the company’s existing healthcare provision to include traditional Private Medical Insurance (PMI), Health and Wellbeing Support Plans and Business Protection Policies.
Bryan Banbury, Managing Director of Russell Scanlan said: “There are many benefits of corporate healthcare insurance both to the individual owners and to the business – it can help reduce absenteeism, creates staff loyalty, protects profitability and improve company efficiency. Once perceived as a perk, it is often now considered as an essential element in an employee’s package, helping to facilitate in the recruitment and retention of staff.
“And of course, it’s not just about employees. Business protection plans are designed to safeguard the people who matter most to your success. They can help ensure the business stays on track if you or a key member of staff were to pass away suddenly or be unable to work due to a serious illness.
“However, the diverse nature of businesses means that one size does not fit all. Sole traders, SME’s and larger organisations all have different needs, priorities and budgets! With our new suite of plans we can offer bespoke packages that are tailored to meet the needs of all business – large or small.”
The new division from Russell Scanlan includes the full spectrum of Health and Wellbeing related policies working with all of the UKs leading private health insurance providers.
Of course, the old adage prevention is better than cure is particularly true when it comes to reducing employee absenteeism due to illness. Russell Scanlan is one of a select number of UK wide insurance brokers that have exclusive access to Equipsme, a smart and super cost-effective way of providing practical Health and Wellbeing Support for employees.
Aimed at small and medium businesses who may have struggled to offer PMI to their employees, Equipsme provides healthcare cover from just £7 per month. It includes Health Insurance from AXA PPP healthcare and brings together essential services such as 24/7 GP Access, optional extras such as Stress Support and ‘day one’ value with personalised Health Checks.
Business owners can also take advantage of a range of new Business Protection Policies including Key Person Insurance, Ownership Cover, Loan Protection Cover and Death in Service. These arrangements are designed to provide the necessary financial security, protection and continuity in the untimely passing away of key personnel or the onset of serious illness. Russell Scanlan specifically works with Vitality, which offers competitive protection policies including the Vitality Discounts and Rewards Programme.
Business Healthcare Manager, Chris Cunnington, who has specialised in private healthcare and employee benefits for over 20 years, heads the new division. He added: “A growing demand for services are putting more strain on the NHS than ever before. As waiting times increase and access to specialist medical treatment becomes more difficult, business owners are starting to recognise the importance and value of supporting their employees.”
“As a business, your people are often your most important asset and a healthy workplace is a happier, more productive one. Our specialist Division will help identify key priorities, guide you to the best available solution and provide ongoing support.”