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Where it was once a benefit restricted to senior management, access to private medical care has spread to the point where it is common practice in some industries to offer cover to all employees.
However, the cost of group health insurance is rising steadily.
19 Jul 2006
Full benefits package would differentiate firms from competitors.
22 Jun 2006
The cost of private medical insurance cover for employers may increase following the launch of breast cancer drug Herceptin next month.
20 Jun 2006
Worries that company medical insurance premiums could rocket following the approval of breast cancer drug Herceptin are largely unfounded, according to a medical expert.
30 May 2006
Will older workers be excluded from compnay health schemes due to increase costs?
30 Sep 2005
Survey reveals little understanding of the cost of individual private medical insurance, or its value as a benefit
29 Sep 2005
Mobile operator 3 has signed up private healthcare provider Bupa to look after the health and wellbeing of its 2,400 UK staff
8 Aug 2005
Many overweight US workers are paid less than slimmer counterparts in the same jobs to cover the cost of health insurance, according to research.
1 Jun 2005
More than 3.5 million UK employees now have private health insurance, according to research from consultancy Towers Perrin.
17 May 2005
A healthy body means a healthy mind (You are what you eat, Personnel Today, 3 May). It shouldn’t take a...
17 May 2005
Sarah-Marie Williams of Clyde & Co explains how to minimise the risks involved in providing permanent health insurance (PHI) for employees on long-term sick leave
7 Apr 2005
Sara Bean reports from the RCN Society of Occupational Health conference, Telford International Centre, Telford, 23-24 November
6 Apr 2005
Healthcare plans and additional holiday have overtaken company cars as the most popular employee benefits, research reveals.
21 Mar 2005
Despite the spiralling cost of private medical care, more employers now offer subsidised medical benefits to all staff, not just managers and senior employees
9 Mar 2005
Same-sex couples will be allowed the same employment benefits as married employees from December, under legislation to be introduced later this year.
5 Oct 2004
A health insurer is to offer lower premiums to people who work out regularly at the gym.