BHSF works with PCS to provide health benefits
BHSF is proud to work with the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) to provide access to everyday health benefits for PCS members. These benefits complement the excellent work done by the NHS and reimburse members’ costs for services not covered by the NHS or in scarce supply.
The overwhelming majority of claims by members are for dental treatment and eye care, such as new glasses. These costs can be significant to those on modest incomes and the ability to reclaim some or all of the expenditure is a valuable benefit to members.
Having strong ethics and with a history dating back to 1873, BHSF is an ideal partner for the union movement. BHSF remains today a not-for-profit organisation with no one to serve but its policyholders. Its active community programme underlines its commitment to local working people and its aims are entirely compatible with organisations who seek to look after their people.
In his article ‘Why David Cameron should invite union leaders around for beer and sandwiches’ – found here: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/edwest/100145277/why-david-cameron-should-invite-union-leaders-around-for-beer-and-sandwiches/ – Telegraph reporter Ed West claims that unions go against their principles by encouraging employees to take up private healthcare schemes. However, BHSF’s offering is a far cry from Private Medical Insurance and in fact perfectly complements trade unions’ values by working with people accessing everyday healthcare not usually available on the NHS, in a way that they can afford.
In survey after survey, policyholders appreciate the value and service given by BHSF, with almost all being willing to recommend the products and the organisation.