Fuller, Smith and Turner, the premium pubs and hotels business, has seen in the New Year with the launch of a new healthcare benefit as part of a package of improvements to its pay and benefits. Team members from kitchen porters to deputy managers across Fuller’s Managed Pubs and Hotels will benefit from the scheme, which provides support for routine medical treatment, a virtual GP service, help with optician costs, dental plans, access to alternative and complementary therapies, and contributions to prescription costs.
The new service is run in partnership with Medicash, a well-established healthcare cash plan. General Managers and Head Chefs at Fuller’s are already covered under Fuller’s existing private medical insurance, but the new scheme ensures that all pub and hotel team members, who have been with the company for at least 12 months, have access to a healthcare benefit. The benefit in kind tax has also been absorbed by Fuller’s, to ensure the new scheme is totally free for its team members. Dependent children are automatically covered and partners can be added at the team member’s own cost.
Other improvements made in recent months to the Fuller’s benefits package include an improved staff discount that rises with tenure of service and the launch of a new platform called My Fuller’s, which brings all of the benefits on offer together in one place. This includes access to a huge range of discounts on everything from shopping and leisure to gyms and insurance, a range of wellbeing services, the Fuller’s Give as you Earn scheme for those donating regularly to charities, improved parental leave, access to online learning tools and a link to Wagestream, a service that provides advanced access to wages when needed.
Dawn Browne, People and Talent Director at Fuller’s, said: “This new health benefit is, I believe, industry leading. It means that every one of our team members with over a year’s service, in every part of the company, now has access to a medical benefit. That is something that we are really proud of.
“When combined with the launch of My Fuller’s, and the length of service-related increase in staff discount through the Inndulgence card, this medical benefit reinforces Fuller’s position as an employer of choice. If you want to work for a company that takes looking after its people seriously, Fuller’s is definitely the place where you belong.”
Press release from Fuller’s
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