British Friendly has enhanced its Mutual Benefits programme to extend its health and support benefits to members’ wider family via two new initiatives.
The care assistance benefit which was designed to provide members with a regular weekly payment of £125 per week for up to 26 weeks if their spouse, partner or child up to the age of 18 suffered from a medical condition which meant they needed full-time care.
The benefit has been extended to cover parents and parents-in-law with a regular weekly payment of £125 per week for up to 13 weeks, making it the first to extend to this type of cover.
From today, members will be able to share their entitlement to Square Health services with their spouse, partner or children up to the age of 23, allowing direct family access to virtual GP consultations, physiotherapy and counselling.
Nick Telfer, product and marketing director at British Friendly, said: “As a friendly society, we exist to support our members in times of need by paying as many claims as possible.
“These enhancements will provide our members and their families with the essential extra help they need to deal with these consequences through financial support and access to quicker diagnosis and treatment.”
Ian Sawyer, managing director at Assured Futures, added: “The Mutual Benefits programme has been well received since it launched so extending it further is very positive.”