Healix introduces corporate benefit for neurodivergence
Healix Health Services is adding a new bespoke benefit to its corporate healthcare trust plan, for employees with neurodevelopmental disorders
The benefit is intended to support employees who need professional assessment or treatment for recognised conditions, such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which are typically excluded from traditional private medical insurance (PMI) offerings.
Available in two tiers of care, one offers support for just assessment, while the other delivers coverage for assessment and treatment. Both packages offer coverage to employees and family.
Ian Talbot, CEO at Healix, stated: “Fifteen per cent of people in the UK are estimated to be neurodivergent, and thus potentially facing difficulties in the workplace as they attempt to fit into a world that is not catered for them. It is important for us to develop innovative ways for employers to support their neurodivergent employees and promote neurodiversity.
“Neurodiversity has long been overlooked by the healthcare and benefits sector, so providing this level of bespoke support for workers marks a vital step towards assisting employees and their families to flourish both at home and at work,” he added.
Healix Health Services also launched its Healix ConneX app earlier this year, offering ‘accelerated’ access to key clinical support.
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