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FOI 4951

Medical insurance

Request

I would be grateful if you would treat this letter as a formal request for disclosure of the following information, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ('FoI').

Description of information sought:

Please advise me how many employees of Brentwood Borough Council are currently in receipt of Private Medical Health Insurance cover?

How many employees of Brentwood Borough Council were in receipt of Private Medical Health Insurance cover at the end of each of the following years: 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12

How much did Brentwood Borough Council spend providing Private Medical Health Insurance cover for its employees in each of the following years: 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12

Which company provides Private Medical Health Insurance cover for BBC employees?

Can you email me a copy of the application form that staff have to fill out to receive Private Medical Health Insurance?

Please provide details of the policy: e.g. what does it allow staff to receive.....operations, spectacles, dental care etc. If there is a booklet setting out these benefits then please send it to me.

Please specify the taxation rules on Private Medical Health Insurance at BBC....for example, does everyone who receives it have to pay tax on it? Or is that only if they add their family?


Response

Please advise me how many employees of Brentwood Borough Council are currently in receipt of Private Medical Health Insurance cover? None

How many employees of Brentwood Borough Council were in receipt of Private Medical Health Insurance cover at the end of each of the following years: 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12
2009/10 160
2010/11 130
2011/12 None

How much did Brentwood Borough Council spend providing Private Medical Health Insurance cover for its employees in each of the following years: 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12
2009/10 £67,040 (approx)
2010/11 £40,820 (approx)
2011/12 £0

Which company provides Private Medical Health Insurance cover for BBC employees? N/A

Can you email me a copy of the application form that staff have to fill out to receive Private Medical Health Insurance? N/A
Please provide details of the policy: e.g. what does it allow staff to receive.....operations, spectacles, dental care etc. If there is a booklet setting out these benefits then please send it to me. N/A

Please specify the taxation rules on Private Medical Health Insurance at BBC....for example, does everyone who receives it have to pay tax on it? Or is that only if they add their family? Everyone pays tax on their personal benefit in kind (Section 62 :: ITEPA 2003); those that added their families paid the premium themselves (via a deduction from their pay) so no benefit in kind arises.