Established in 1877, Health Shield is a non-profit friendly society and provider of health cash plans for companies and individuals throughout the UK.

Health Shield offers a range of health cash plans, including standard or tailored schemes on a voluntary, company-sponsored or flexible benefits basis. Its most popular benefits are dental and optical, but plans can also provide access to a 24/7 counselling and support helpline, physiotherapy, home assistance cover, health screening, virtual GP surgery as well as health and wellbeing treatments and much more.

The plans also give access to its Employee Assistance Programme, which provides counselling, support and guidance on a range of health, stress, debt, legal and family related matters from specialist teams of counsellors and trained professionals.

Health Shield has a key performance indicator which processed 94% of all Claims within a 2 working day period. It paid 534,050 claims in 2016, representing 97% of all claims made during the year. At the end of 2016, the society covered over 275,382 members and their families.

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Contact Details

Health Shield Friendly Society
Electra Way
Crewe Business Park


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Products & Services

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