Weight Watchers for just £30 for 6 months as part of your Health Insurance

Weight Watchers for just £30 for 6 months as part of your Health Insurance

When you are looking for a private medical insurance policy you want to know that the core cover is great and your medical needs will be covered at such time you need to make a claim however, you could also take into consideration any additional rewards that are available as part of your membership. Vitality Health offer a whole spectrum of reward partners and currently Weight Watchers are one of them. How do you get a great deal joining Weight Watchers? When you take a private medical insurance policy with Vitality Health you can get a 6 month Weight Watchers…

How to continue your Private Medical Insurance cover after you leave a company scheme

How to continue your Private Medical Insurance cover after you leave a company scheme

If you are one of the many people who have Private Medical Insurance (PMI) offered through an employer scheme and you’re leaving or have left your employer, there are a number of options available to you should you wish to continue with your Private Medical Insurance cover following your departure and we have provided brief explanations of these below. Continuation Option Depending on your medical circumstances and the insurer your company holds a policy with, a continuation option (if available), may be the option best suited to you when leaving your employer. A continuation option allows you to transfer your…

Denplan Lucent for your employees

Denplan Lucent for your employees

Simplyhealth offer a range of dental cover for employees, including the Denplan Wellbeing, Evolve and Lucent plans. Here we look at Lucent in further details: The Lucent plan from Simplyhealth offers a range of quality dental plans which still controls the cost of dental cover. This range of plans is designed to provide cover for a full range of dental costs. The Key benefits of Denplan Lucent A range of plans providing cover with no fixed annual limits Cover for the full range of common dental treatments Includes cover for dental injuries and emergencies 6 options available designed to suit…

Assistance in finding the right medical consultant

Assistance in finding the right medical consultant

Choosing a private consultant to provide treatment for an illness or injury suffered, can prove a very confusing and timely task – but it needn’t be. Vitality Health, one of the UK’s leading private medical insurers, make finding a consultant far easier with their Consultant Select option. What is Consultant Select? *Consultant Select provides complete peace-of-mind, because Vitality Health leave their expert medical partners Alliance Surgical – an independent doctor-owned organisation – to choose the best consultant for you, based entirely on your medical needs. How does it work? *There are two ways to make a claim. You can use…

Claim resolutions and how your health insurance broker can help you

Claim resolutions and how your health insurance broker can help you

When you invest in a private medical insurance policy you do so to give yourself the peace of mind that you can make a claim when you need to. So what happens when your claim is declined? At SMP Healthcare we are there to help you make sure your valid claims are not declined unnecessarily through misinformation or lack of detailed clarification from GP and specialists. As an example this week we have assisted a client who needed to claim but when he called for pre-authorisation the claim was declined. The symptoms he had were similar to common condition that…

Adding a new-born baby to your Private Medical Insurance Policy

Adding a new-born baby to your Private Medical Insurance Policy

If you would like to add your new-born baby onto your Private Medical Insurance policy, you will need to contact your insurance company or private medical insurance broker who will be able to assist you with the enrolment of your new family member. Most Private Medical Insurance companies require that your newborn child be added to your policy within three months of their birth, however most insurers recommend that you add you newborn as promptly as possible following birth. If your newborn is added within the insurers specified time scale they will usually add them to your policy on a…

5 reasons why BacktoBetter is great for your business

5 reasons why BacktoBetter is great for your business

When choosing a private medical insurance policy for your business, it is sometimes the extra’s that can make all the difference. AVIVA introduced the BacktoBetter service for their solutions private medical insurance some time ago however, we thought we could remind people why it can be of benefit to their business. As Musculoskeletal problems are common, Aviva wanted to ensure that they provided a solution for their clients which would result in employees getting back to feeling better and back to work faster. Offering your employees quick access to a clinical assessment over the phone with one of the selected…

Why do Private Medical Insurers request medical information?

Why do Private Medical Insurers request medical information?

When you purchase a Private Medical Insurance policy or switch from your current insurer to another provider, the insurer may need to obtain a medical report from your GP or consultant in order to support your application or claim. How do Private Medical Insurers obtain medical information? If a Private Medical Insurance provider wants information about your medical history before enrolling your application or authorising a claim, the information is normally obtained either directly from you by asking a series of questions or from your GP or consultant via a report. In order for an insurer to obtain a medical…

VSP Vision Care provide the answers to the questions about their company optical cover

VSP Vision Care provide the answers to the questions about their company optical cover

VSP Vision Care is a popular choice of employee benefit around the world; in addition to the US they provide their services in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. Offering low cost premiums with a great benefit level for staff, VSP are proud of their optical solution for business. As with all policies that are fairly new to the market, here are just a few of the FAQ’s that VSP have already answered, clear and transparent information provided  for business owners and HR managers so that they know exactly what is achievable before taking out a…

Sun Exposure and Skin Cancer

Sun Exposure and Skin Cancer

With the recent peak in sunny weather, many of us are taking advantage of the sunshine, but whilst it’s nice to embrace the warmer weather we all need to make sure we protect our skin against the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation to help prevent the risk of getting skin cancer. What is UV? There are 2 main types of UV rays that damage our skin. Both types can cause skin cancer: UVB is responsible for the majority of sunburns. UVA penetrates deep into the skin. It ages the skin, but contributes much less towards sunburn. A third type of UV ray, UVC,…

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