3rd September 2014
Staff at the East Anglian-based football club Lowestoft Town are the newest members of a specialist employer healthcare scheme provided by the mutual organisation, benenden.
26 members of both backroom and playing staff at the club – who ply their trade in the Conference North division – now have the healthcare benefit provided as part of their employment. They will have access to a wide range of healthcare services including prompt diagnosis and treatment. They also become part of benenden’s nearly 900,000-strong community of members.
Fiona Dun, Sales and Relationship Manager at benenden, said: “Benenden administers a wide range of employer healthcare schemes across the UK. But having a football club on board is something different and we’re really pleased to welcome Lowestoft Town Football Club to our member community.
“Staff at Lowestoft Town will have immediate access to any of our discretionary health and wellbeing services. We offer a high quality service for both the employer and employee – with our costs remaining the same whatever your employees’ ages or regardless of any pre-existing medical conditions they may have.
“Through our employer scheme, employers can better enable good employee health and prompt return to work after illness – which improves sickness absence rates and productivity.”
Trevor Kettle, Director at Lowestoft Town, said: “Lowestoft Town Football Club have been looking for a healthcare plan that will provide protection and health reassurance to the club’s players and staff. We were pleased to find that benenden's plan provides this protection and look forward to working with the organisation”
Benenden are no strangers to the football industry, having been main shirt sponsor of Football League Two’s York City F.C. since 2012.