Introducing OHOD from AXA PPP

7 March 2017

07 March 2017: AXA PPP healthcare has introduced a pay-as-you-go occupational health service for SMEs and mid-sized corporates who occasionally need the input of occupational health experts to help them manage the likes of frequent, repeated absences, long term absences and performance issues relating to ill health at work.

AXA PPP’s Occupational Health on Demand (OHOD) service will enable intermediaries to offer these clients a cost effective, flexible way to access OH professionals as and when they need them to help:

  • protect the health and wellbeing of their workforce by preventing work-related ill health and injury
  • ensure new and existing employees are fit for work and
  • support ill or injured employees back to work with easy-to-access referrals and clear, practical guidance.

Clients will have full control of spend through clear standardised pricing and joining is easy. On receipt of an employer’s one-page set-up form, AXA PPP will send by return a welcome letter, fulfilment brochure and two-page contract for signing to formalise the arrangement. Once the signed confirmation is received, an OHOD account co-ordinator will set up a profile for the client and email instructions to enable them to log on to the service’s dedicated Workplace Health Gateway referral portal. Clients are also sent links to video guides explaining how to access the Gateway’s Assessment and Referral services. Customers are then ready to go and start using the service.

OHOD services include:

  • Manager Telephone Advice Line
  • Management Referral Service
  • New Starter Health Assessments
  • Working Time Regulations Assessments
  • Ill Health Retirement Assessment
  • Ergonomics Services – Workplace Assessments
  • Influenza (Flu) Vaccinations
  • Consultancy and Training Days

Paul Moulton, Intermediary Distribution Director for AXA PPP healthcare, said

“OHOD brings OH professionalism and expertise to the backbone of Britain – SMEs and mid-sized corporates for whom it’s not usually cost effective to subscribe to the kind of comprehensive OH cover commonly procured by larger-sized employers. We’re confident that intermediaries’ will find that our pay-as-you-go approach is a welcome development and will enable them to help their clients manage workplace health and wellbeing more effectively.”

Intermediaries should contact their AXA PPP healthcare account manager for more information.

 

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Ben Faulkner/John DuBois AXA PPP healthcare press office 01892 612822

About AXA PPP healthcare

AXA PPP healthcare – one of the largest and most experienced private medical insurance providers in the UK – has been helping people to access healthcare services since 1940. Today it forms the UK healthcare arm of AXA and provides cover for medical and dental care for individuals and employers, and employee wellbeing, counselling, occupational health and rehabilitation services through its specialist Health Services division.        AXA PPP healthcare has been named the Best Healthcare Provider for three years running in the Your Money Awards and, in June 2015, was awarded the prestigious accolade of European Large Contact Centre of the Year at the 2015 European Contact Centre & Customer Service Awards, followed in September 2015 by the Best Customer Experience accolade in the Large Contact Centre category of the UK Customer Experience Awards 2015.

About AXA

The AXA Group is a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management, with 166,000 employees serving 107 million clients in 64 countries. In 2016, IFRS revenues amounted to Euro 100.2 billion and IFRS underlying earnings to Euro 5.7 billion. AXA had Euro 1,429 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2016. In 2016 Interbrand ranked AXA the 1st insurance brand worldwide for the 8th consecutive year.

In the UK AXA operates through a number of business units including: AXA Insurance, AXA PPP healthcare and AXA Ireland. AXA employs over 10,000 staff in the UK. The AXA ordinary share is listed on compartment A of Euronext Paris under the ticker symbol CS (ISN FR 0000120628 – Bloomberg: CS FP – Reuters: AXAF.PA). AXA’s American Depository Share is also quoted on the OTC QX platform under the ticker symbol AXAHY. 

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