AXA PPP healthcare has launched a pay-as-you-go occupational health service for SMEs and mid-sized corporates.
The Occupational Health on Demand (OHOD) service is aimed at companies who occasionally need the input of occupational health experts to help them manage frequent, repeated absences, long-term absences and performance issues relating to ill-health at work.
The service is designed to protect the health and wellbeing of the workforce by preventing work-related ill-health and injury; ensure new and existing employees are fit for work; and support ill or injured employees back to work with easy-to-access referrals and guidance.
Clients have full control of spend through standardised pricing.
On receipt of an employer’s one-page set-up form, AXA PPP sends by return a welcome letter, fulfilment brochure and two-page contract for signing to formalise the arrangement.
Once the signed confirmation is received, an OHOD account co-ordinator will set up a profile for the client and email instructions to enable them to log on to the service’s dedicated Workplace Health Gateway referral portal.
Clients are also sent links to video guides explaining how to access the gateway’s assessment and referral services.
What They Say
Intermediary distribution director, Paul Moulton, said: "We’re confident that intermediaries’ will find our pay-as-you-go approach is a welcome development and will enable them to help their clients manage workplace health and wellbeing more effectively."
What We Say
"Occupational health (OH) services is a proven method to not just help employees, but also to help employers manage sickness absence. However, while it is common among larger employers, for small firms it can be a complex and expensive world, so many simply don’t bother.
"AXA PPP healthcare has looked to address that by offering a pay-as-you-go service that allows SMEs to tailor the package both to their needs and to their budget.
"For intermediaries, the service can be an ideal add-on not just for firms that have private medical insurance, but also for those with a health cash plan or group income protection or indeed currently have no insured products at all.
"It enables SMEs to set up a scheme upfront but then to use it (and pay for it) only as specific services are needed and contracted."