Dr Now is partnering with medical insurance company Medex Protect to provide businesses with insurance cover to help manage sickness absence and gain reimbursements of statutory sick pay (SSP) payments.
The Sick Pay Protect policy will refund SSP contributions to businesses for up to 28 weeks if employees are absent from work for a minimum of seven days.
It includes risk management via embedded pre-commencement screening, online risk assessments and access to Dr Now's online remote video consultation primary healthcare service.
Jason Dunks, commercial director of Medex Protect, said:"Access to private GP appointments on a same day basis will not only be a valued benefit to scheme members, it will reduce absence costs for the employer associated with the positive benefits derived from prompt access to primary care support at the outset of an illness."
Dr Now is the world's first mobile app to provide those unwell with a remote consultation with a professionally-certified GP and the delivery of medicines directly to their home or office.
CEO and Founder of Dr Now and its parent company Now Healthcare Group, Lee Dentith, said: "Dr Now is delighted to be working alongside Medex Protect to offer UK businesses an effective primary care solution as part of the company's new innovative absence management product.
"Instant access to a GP is the key to tackling the issue of short-term sickness in the workplace and we look forward to working on this exciting project in the coming months."