Sick pay insurance
Supporting employees’ financial and mental wellbeing during long-term sick leave
Our sick pay insurance provides employees who are signed off from work for 30 (consecutive) calendar days or more, with a monthly income of up to £1,500*. All this, at no cost to you.
With statutory sick pay insurance at just £94.25 per week (as of April 2019), and the average household spend at £572.60 per week**, our sick pay insurance can help to bridge this gap.
If employees can’t afford time off sick, they may feel pressured to return to work before they’re ready to. Our Pay4Sure sick pay insurance helps to ease that worry, allowing them to focus on making a full recovery.
We understand that being signed off from work can also take its toll on employees’ mental health. That’s why we give them access to a 24/7 counselling helpline, where they can discuss any issues in confidence with a qualified and experienced counsellor.
Our sick pay insurance also includes round-the-clock support from a GP, via our GP helpline. Employees can discuss any issues over the phone with a doctor, who can help provide reassurance or guidance.
Benefits to the employer:
This policy doesn’t just benefit employees, it’s also good news for employers. Our sick pay insurance is funded by the employee – all the employer needs to do is give their employees access and set up some simple admin. We’ll take care of the rest, and employees can then opt into the policy. Payments are taken directly from their monthly salary, via payroll deduction.
There are three levels of cover to choose from, so employees can pick the option that suits them. Premiums start from as little as £2.40 per week***, and employees can choose from a £500, £1,000 or £1,500 monthly benefit.
Our policy doesn’t encourage employees to be off sick. The benefit is only paid after employees have already been off for 30 consecutive days, and they won’t get more than 85% of their monthly salary.
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Employees must be at least 18 but less than 68 years old at the policy start date, and actively working for a minimum of 16 hours per week. Maternity leave is classed as actively working. Employees must also be a resident of the UK.
*Based on Level 3 cover.
**Family spending in the UK report – Office for National Statistics, 2019.
***Based on Level 1 cover. Insurance Premium Tax is included.
For full terms, conditions and exclusions of the policy, please see the policy details. No advice has been given by BHSF in relation to the sale of this product. All benefits payable are subject to BHSF policy terms – you can request a copy of these by getting in touch via the email and telephone number in the ‘Want to know more’ box.