Tax relief should be applied to private medical insurance (PMI) provided by employers for basic tax rate paying staff, the Sickness Absence Review has recommended.
It also called for the creation of a product set focusing primarily on vocational rehabilitation which would reduce premiums significantly and attract tax relief under the new proposals. However it has said the government should not intervene to increase coverage of income protection (IP) as this can have negative effects on speed of return to work. The Health at work - an independent review of sickness absence report suggested that tax relief should include medical treatments and vocational rehabilitation including PMI. It said: ‘Excluded from the list of EAP services that are gra...
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