Health benefit options for small businesses

Money is important, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t like a hearty helping of benefits with our income! From free days out to extra holidays, benefits truly help to incentivise prospective employees to pick one job over another, which means they can be very important if you own a small business and are looking to hire.

However, one of the biggest areas often neglected by small businesses is that of health benefits. Providing your employees with access to a variety of health benefits is a great way to keep your employees happy and healthy, as well as keeping those all-important productivity levels up. But what exactly is available if you’re a small business wanting to offer health benefits to your employees? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here are some of the options that are available!

Westfield Health

Offering a wide variety of health benefits, including a dedicated private GP line and the ability to get reimbursed for a number of different health treatments, Westfield Health remains a popular option for many small businesses.

Employees can claim their money back on optical, dental, chiropody and therapy treatments through their unique claim back system, meaning your employees don’t have to worry about funding for any treatments they may need that fall into one of the above categories.

What’s more, businesses enrolled with Westfield Health also have access to Westfield Rewards. This service allows you and your employees to receive offers and discounts at a number of different shops and websites, which can be a nice little bonus for all on top of all the other health benefits.


One of the bigger names when it comes to health benefits is Bupa, but it’s well known for a reason. Offering healthcare to individuals and businesses since 1947, the business has grown to become one of the biggest providers in the UK. Yet despite their size, they’re still here to look out for small businesses when it comes to offering health benefits.

Bupa offers three different levels of cover alongside a number of different benefits, including cancer cover, mental health cover and access to up to 600 different hospitals.


Another big player in the healthcare business, Aviva gives businesses of all sizes access to private medical insurance alongside a number of enticing health benefits. While many will help your employees, a number of Aviva health benefits are particularly enticing from a small business manager’s standpoint. That’s because Aviva also offers group income protection which can help you cover costs due to long term absences from employees.

Vitality Health

A healthy employee is a happy employee, which is why Vitality Health provides employees with all they need to remain fit and healthy during their time at a work, Alongside your standard health insurance, they also offer a vitality coach to support your business's health goals, wellness days to get an understanding of your employees’ health, as well as workshops throughout the year.

What do you think about additional employment benefits? Will you be providing your small business with health benefits? Let us know your thoughts by getting in contact via our contact form, or through our Facebook and Twitter pages!

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