Business insight and protection platform Brisk has teamed up with Equipsme in a move that’s set to open up flexible and affordable health insurance to small businesses and the self-employed who didn’t know it was an option.
Brisk brings together big business functions in a secure online dashboard designed specifically for small businesses and sole traders. Through it, members can monitor finances, security, people processes, suppliers, compliance and reputation – and access relevant products and services from insurance to cyber-security assistance.
Members can get a quote and buy insurance through Brisk’s digital platform.
Brisk CEO James explains: “It’s our job to help small businesses get big insights, make good decisions, and protect themselves. Brisk is like a ‘guardian angel’ for small businesses. It works with your data, highlighting what you need to know and suggesting how to act on it. We sign-post you to key resources and trusted partners. With Equipsme, that now includes healthcare.
“It’s a perfect fit. Small businesses just don’t have the time or resources of large corporations. We use technology to help do the jobs of a People Director, Finance Director and Office Manager, rolled into one. It’s all about plugging the gaps and creating equal opportunities for smaller businesses – which is exactly what Equipsme does in terms of healthcare.”
Equipsme Managing Director Matthew Reed adds: “Brisk’s platform is a wonderful example of a digital business created to support SME owners to stay on top of all the risks and insights they need in one place. Customers are increasingly looking for employee benefits and insurance through platforms like Brisk, and we’re delighted to be part of their recommended business toolkit.
“We know that lots of the small and medium sized enterprises we work with just didn’t think they’d be able to provide their employees with Private Medical Insurance. We think health insurance should be for any business of any size, and for anyone in it – from the boardroom to the shop floor. That’s what Equipsme is here for.”
Equipsme plans for SMEs start at just £7 per person per month, and include practical benefits people are actually encouraged to use – like 24/7 video and phone GP consultations, as well as professional physiotherapy advice which can easily be completed at home.
The policies cost the same for everyone aged 16-69 and there are no lengthy or intrusive medical questionnaires to answer, meaning businesses can get a quote in seconds and then… get back to business.
Although it’s the first time Brisk has had a health insurance partner, Equipsme expands their wellbeing platform, which already helps SME owners with new starter checklists, health & safety compliance, training courses, and absence tracking tools.
James adds: “We think that being able to look inside and outside your business is vital in order to look after it. So is looking after your people. You can already see on our dashboard when employees are struggling in terms of sick days or not taking their holiday time. With Equipsme you’ll now be able to offer some practical support.”