Health cover for start-ups and why you should consider it

If you’ve recently founded an exciting start-up, you’ll want to make sure you’re attracting the strongest talent to get business off to a strong start. One of the best ways to attract and retain employees as a business owner is with comprehensive benefits, including healthcare.

Our business health insurance plans for start-ups takes the guesswork and overspending out of the equation.

We understand that funding for start-ups comes in all different shapes and sizes, and it’s natural for a founder to be concerned about how much employee benefits might cost for their employers. Our health insurance plans for start-ups are affordable and start at just £7 per person per month and the most popular, comprehensive plan costs just £29 per person per month.

The flexibility and affordability available with our start-up health benefits packages are important to a growing business that’s just getting off the ground.

Best health benefits for start-ups

The best health insurance plans for start-ups should be scalable and offer affordable health benefits that allow you different levels of cover.

Small businesses often can’t afford to provide comprehensive health cover for all employees which is why award-winning healthcare from Equipsme offers entry level plans that still include access to GP appointments, nurse helplines and physio support from only £7 per person per month. All ages cost the same on your chosen plan so it’s easy to work out how much it costs your business and employees can choose to pay to upgrade their cover and add their partner and/or children.

Do start-ups offer health insurance plans to their employees?

There’s a million and one things on your plate when starting a new business, and you’ll without a doubt have some questions about the benefits you should provide to your employees. One of the key questions will likely be whether as a start-up, your benefits should include healthcare, and whether other start-ups offer it.

While this might vary from start-up to start-up, it’s safe to say that the majority of start-ups would offer their employees some type of health insurance as long as funding allows it. It’s also worth taking the cost of start-up health cover into account when thinking about how much funding your business needs to secure.

What’s included in a start-up healthcare plan with Equipsme?

The beauty of a healthcare plan with Equipsme is that it can be adapted to suit your needs. We provide a variety of plans, each providing excellent standard care.

For just £29 per person per month, we provide:

  • Fast access to tests, scans and diagnosis with private consultants at private hospitals
  • Treatment in a private, comfortable room
  • Physio support and up to 8 private sessions
  • 24/7 Nurse helpline
  • Unlimited 24/7 GP access
  • Health checks you can do at home

Optional add-ons include:

  • Mental health support
  • Dental and optical

Why take out your start-up healthcare plan with Equipsme?

We’re confident that you won’t regret taking out your start-up healthcare plan with Equipsme. What makes us different?

  • Equipsme plan services are backed and delivered by some of the biggest and most well‑respected organisations in their field, so you really know you’re in safe hands, including leading health insurance provider, AXA Health.
  • No medical questions required – no medicals or complicated questionnaires to complete when you apply. We have a simple exclusion of pre-existing conditions in the three years before cover starts.
  • Add family members– you have the option of paying to add your spouse/partner, plus children up to the age of 25. The first child is half price, with up to five other children covered for free.
  • We offer bespoke cover and flexible pricing for start-up owners and their employees.