Benenden Health Scheme

Mental Health / Men's Health / Women's Health / Workplace Health / Family Health

We are delighted to inform you that as an Education Authority (EA) empoyee you can now join the Benenden Healthcare scheme as a corporate member and have immediate access to all the healthcare benefits on offer.  As a corporate member you will not have to wait the usual 6 month qualifiying period to access Physio, diagnostics or treatment.

All EA staff, teaching and non-teaching in schools and services can join an NHS complementary healthcare scheme in partnership with Benenden Health and have immediate access to all the healthcare benefits.  

Summary of costs

  • £12.80 per person, per month facilitated via a payroll deduction (rising to £15.50 wef 1 April 2024)

How to join Benenden Health:

To ensure membership begins on the 1st March 2024 please submit your opting in form by 20 February 2023.  Once you have joined the scheme and your membership is active you can opt to add family members at a cost of £12.80 per person per month (rising to £15.50 wef 1 April 2024). (Please find attached an Add Family Members Form)

*To ensure family members enjoy the same terms as you they must be added within 60 days from the start of your membership. (Please see attached Employee Booklet for more details) 

Summary of Benefits

Immediate access to a range of benefits including:

  • GP 24/7 Helpline – GP access 24/7 for you and your immediate family
  • 24/7 Mental Health Helpline – access to a qualified counsellor 24/7
  • Care Planning and Social Care Advice – Expert advice and support to help you resolve your care needs.
  • Be Healthy magazine – quarterly health and wellbeing magazine.
  • Employee rewards and benefits – access to rewards and discounts on gym memberships, cinema tickets and shopping discounts.
  • The Benenden Health App and Wellbeing Hub – access to healthcare benefits on the go.
  • Private Medical Diagnostics – up to £2,500 (if you are faced with a waiting time of more than three weeks on the NHS)
  • Private Medical Treatment – full cost of any authorised treatment or surgery (if you are faced with a waiting time of more than five weeks on the NHS)
  • For a full list of approved procedures please clink on the link below-https://www.benenden.co.uk/our-procedures
  • Physiotherapy – access to a physiotherapist within 15 mile radius of your home with no GP referral needed up to a maximum of six sessions
  • Cancer Support – access to an experienced registered nurse who will provide emotional and practical support and advice.
  • Mental Health Counselling Support – short-term structured support when faced with a life stressor.

To find out more attend one of the virtual information sessions listed below or to access a pre-recorded EA information session click here you can also watch the Benenden YouTube video - Benenden Health – Your Private Healthcare Benefit Explained. Alternatively you can book an information session for your staff by contacting Linda Douglas - Account Manager on 07732690311 / linda.douglas@benenden.co.uk  

Online Information Sessions

Choose a date and time that suits you to attend one of the information sessions and click on the join the meeting link below.  

Tuesday 12 March 2024 at 12.30pm

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 343 066 820 482 Passcode: iXn5kb

Tuesday 12 March 2024 at 4.00pm

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 387 849 047 426 Passcode: EJpV8d

Wednesday 13 March 2024 at 12.30pm

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 322 681 679 251 Passcode: 4i6d7o

Wednesday 13 March 2024 at 4.00pm

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 380 491 074 023 Passcode: h2EzMs

Please note

In Northern Ireland Benenden Health members can access diagnostics and treatment at the following locations:

Knightsbridge Private Hospital – Lisburn Road, Belfast

Ulster Independent Clinic – Stanmillis Road, Belfast

Kingsbridge North West – Ballykelly

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Julie Ferry – Health & Wellbeing Project Manager on 028 82411278 / Linda Douglas - Account Manager for Benenden Health on 07732690311 

Attachment(s): 
PDF icon IPID 2022 (1).pdfPDF icon Benenden Health - Add Family Members Form.pdfFile Benenden Opting In Form 2024 (3).docxPDF icon Benenden Health Employee Booklet (2).pdf

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