Tax relief for company private healthcare insurance schemes

Incentivise companies and employees to have private healthcare schemes by qualifying them for tax relief. This will then take at least a good 15% of the population out of the routine NHS production line, freeing up resource for those who are not covered by private healthcare insurance.

Why the contribution is important

Free up GP resources as may healthcare schemes have 24 hr GP advice help lines.

Minor ops will be fully covered reducing expense on the NHS.

Physio services can be accessed under private healthcare schemes within 72 hrs - prompt treatment means fast recovery and a more productive workforcs and health economy.

Counselling serives are also well covered as above.

by Manneen on June 30, 2018 at 02:06PM

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Comments

  • Posted by PID2 July 04, 2018 at 17:28

    provision of medical insurance by an employer is already an exempt benefit meaning employers can buy policies that cover employees.
  • Posted by LucyLu August 01, 2018 at 23:22

    Gov should definitely do more to encourage all companies to have this responsibility for their staff.
    Especially those employing large numbers of low paid employees who ultimately because of that are not contributing very much to Gov finances.
  • Posted by manxklookie August 07, 2018 at 11:12

    I couldn't agree more as private healthcare is now becoming more of a necessity due to long waiting times for NHS treatments. If more people were incentivised to enter into private schemes then that would ease the burden on the NHS and fewer people would suffer the long term effects of delayed treatment e.g. an elderly person that is struggling with mobility due to needing a replacement knee or hip is likely to consume more Social Care resources after waiting years for surgery than if it was done quickly and they resumed normal mobility. It simply doesn't make sense to keep them waiting and becoming less mobile in the meantime while consuming more pain meds and other assistance.
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