Healthy plans to keep businesses on top of their game

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Rugby Super League’s title sponsor, engage Mutual Assurance, is kicking off the new season with a game plan to enlist the help of some of the fittest sports people in the region to promote the benefits of its health cash plans to businesses and individuals.

engage Super League players and club staff will be involved in the engage ‘Healthy Living’ campaign, targeted at fans and the business community, which will stress how taking proactive steps to stay healthy is good for individuals, and good for business. As the official provider of health cash plans to the Rugby Football League, the partnership will see engage working across Super League member clubs to promote its health cash plans as part of a wider healthy living campaign.

Leeds-based RFL has already committed to funding an engage Health Cash Plan as a benefit for its 130 staff and their dependent children. The Value level of the plan is being provided by the RFL free of charge to staff and gives cash back on a wide range of everyday health costs, including regular dental and optical checks and costs (such as contact lenses), health screening, complementary therapies such as physiotherapy, and a variety of other health benefits. As part of the plan, staff and their families also have access to a free 24 hour counselling helpline for support on a range of issues.

Rachel Hunt, HR Manager from the RFL stated:

“The engage Health Cash Plan is low cost, and at just £6.50 a month per staff member makes good business sense. By offsetting the cost to the individual, we hope to encourage staff to stay on top of routine health issues and help prevent small problems turning into bigger ones. The more fit and healthy our staff, the more motivated and effective we can be as an organisation.”
The engage Health Cash Plan offers three levels of cover and is provided by Yorkshire-based engage Mutual Assurance. Marketing Director Karl Elliott commented:

“Employers seeking a cost effective way of rewarding staff and promoting their health should consider health cash plans. A healthy, motivated workforce is never more important than during challenging economic times.”
For information on engage Health Cash Plans call 08007812920 or visit engagehcp.com

For more information contact:
Kathryn McLaughlin
PR Manager
01423 855245

notes to Editors:
1. engage Mutual Assurance is a trading name of Homeowners Friendly Society Ltd (HFSL), Registered and incorporated under the Friendly Societies Act 1992, Registered number 964F and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, engage Mutual Funds Limited (eMFL) and engage Mutual Insurance Ltd (eMIL). Both HFSL and eMFL are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA). HFSL’s Register number is 110072, eMFL’s Register number is 181487. eMIL is authorised to conduct general insurance business by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission and is regulated by the Financial Services Authority for the conduct of UK business. eMIL’s FSA Register No is 485680. You can check this on the FSA’s Register by visiting the FSA website www.fsa.gov.uk or by contacting the FSA on 0845 606 1234.

2. engage is one of the larger UK mutuals providing simple, value for money savings, protection and investment products. It currently helps over 420,000 customers of all ages to protect, preserve or enhance their welfare, with some of the most straightforward products on the market. engage prides itself on being a family-oriented, modern mutual, providing products that help enable households of all kinds to plan their finances to help meet their future needs. More information on engage Mutual is available at www.engagemutual.com

3. engage supports mutuality, friendly societies and the regional financial services industry through links with the Association of Mutual Insurers, the Association of Friendly Societies, Mutuo and Leeds Financial Services Initiative.

4. engage Mutual Funds Limited (EMFL) is a provider of the Child Trust Fund direct and in partnership with organisations including Yorkshire Building Society and Scarborough Building Society.

5. engage Mutual has been the title sponsor of the Rugby Super League since 2005 and has extended its agreement to 2010.

6. engage Mutual announced its entry into the health cash plan market in July 2008 following an agreement of partnership with Wakefield & District Hospital’s Contributory Scheme (WDHCS). Further to this, 30,000 health cash plan customers transferred from Premier Health Benefits (part of WDHCS) to engage Mutual Insurance Ltd.