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Your Health and Wellbeing

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME

An EAP is a confidential employee benefit designed to help you deal with personal and professional problems that could be affecting your home life or work life, health and general wellbeing.

Our EAP service, which is delivered by an organisation called Health Assured, provides a complete support network that offers expert advice and compassionate guidance 24/7, covering a wide range of issues. Balancing everyday life with the requirements of work and home can create pressures for all of us, and it is vital to ensure that there's a support at work to promote a productive and supportive work environment that is conducive to a healthy lifestyle. Learn more about the service.

Mental health support: Togetherall

Warwick has joined 'Togetherall' platform, a Digital Mental Health Service, allowing for anonymous contributions and activity, providing staff and students with wellbeing support online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, complementing existing provision. More information can be found here.

FLU JABS

The University offers flu jabs to all employees free of cost. These are available in the autumn term of each academic year. The Flu Clinic will be open again later this year.

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WARWICK SPORT

Warwick Sport offers you many ways to be physically active, with memberships available and options for pay per session at our new sports and wellness hub. You can also try tennis in the indoor centre, football and hockey on the 3G/4G pitches or access the climbing centre.

There are many amazing sports clubs on offer as well as fun courses, fantastic leagues, casual 'rock up' sessions and free activities like our outdoor activity zone, and walking, running or cycling routes.

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING POLICIES

Compassionate Leave
Your Head of Department may grant you Compassion Leave when there are urgent and adequate grounds to do so, for up to seven working days per calendar year (pro-rated for part time staff). Requests for leave should be made to your Head of Department or nominated representative.
Sick Pay

The University of Warwick’s terms and conditions support you through illness or injury. You will continue to be paid Sick Pay according to the following schedule, subject to conforming to our Sickness Management Policy:

 

Year of Service

Full Pay

Half Pay

During first year of service

3 months

3 months

Second year of service

4 months

4 months

Third year of service

5 months

5 months

Fourth year and thereafter

6 months

6 months

FREE EYE EXAMINATIONS

You are entitled to a full eye examination at any Specsavers store.

Eye test vouchers can only be requested every two years. Please make sure that you request the vouchers only if you are going to use them to avoid being ineligible to claim them again in that period. It is very important that you do not book your eye test appointment before you have received your Eye Care voucher.

Safety Glasses will be provided free of charge where there is an operational need.

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Dental Plan

You can take advantage of a dental plan with Unum Dental, offered at preferred rates.

The Dental Plan allows you to claim back towards costly dental treatments including routine treatments such as check-ups and hygiene visits, at any dentist. Reimbursement amounts depend on the level of cover chosen. The registration window will be open to all staff in October of each year. Any new employees who missed the annual window are eligible to register for the scheme within the first month of their employment with the University of Warwick.

Medical Cash Plans

We offer our University staff members several providers of health cash plans that deliver excellent rates to their members and is deducted directly from your salary on a monthly basis. These schemes allow staff to claim back on various healthcare services.

BHSF Cash Plan

If you wish to join the BHSF cash plan scheme, please read the table of cover and costs detailed within the link above. Once you have made your choice, you should fill a BHSF Member Form Link opens in a new window and Upload your document here.

Once registered, you will be able to view your scheme, and make a claim(s) via the BHSF online portal. For BHSF amendment or cancellation please download the above form again and fill out the amendment or cancellation section and upload through the same link displayed. This process is to ensure our payroll team amend your payments effectively.

BUPA Cash Plan

BUPA offers University staff preferential rates to join their Cash Plan 100. You can choose between several levels of cover dependant on your needs, allowing you to claim cashback on a wide range of health expenses.

BUPA Cash Plan 100 - Table of cover

BUPA Cash Plan 100 - Costs

BUPA Cash Plan 100 - How to Claim

If you wish to join the BUPA cash plan scheme, please read the table of cover and costs detailed within the links above. Once you have made your choice, you should fill a Bupa Member FormLink opens in a new window and Upload your document here.

For BUPA amendment or cancellation please request/use the above form again and fill out the amendment or cancellation section and upload through the same link displayed, this process is to ensure our payroll team amend your payments effectively.

For any questions or queries you may have on our cash plan benefit please contact: Benefits at warwick dot ac dot uk

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