The Enhanced Private Medical Insurance policy for businesses

The Enhanced Private Medical Insurance policy for businesses

If you have a business based in the UK and are looking for a good, mid-range policy for your staff then the Select Enhanced private medical insurance policy from Bupa may offer the solution you are looking for. What does it cover? In patient and Day patient treatment is covered in full as are out-patient operations when you are admitted in to a hospital. What is the limit for out-patient treatment when you are not admitted to a hospital? Up to £1500 for out-patient consultations, therapies and complementary medicine per person per membership year. High cost scans including MRI, CT…

6 things to see your pharmacist for (if you can’t get a GP appointment)

6 things to see your pharmacist for (if you can’t get a GP appointment)

The average pharmacist knows much more than just dispensing medicines. Here are 6 additional services you may be able to get help with from your pharmacist instead of seeing a doctor. NHS Minor Ailment Scheme – Some pharmacies offer a minor ailments service, which means a pharmacist will be able to offer advice and may be able to off you medicines for a minor illness without you having to book an appointment to see your GP. Illnesses supported within the scheme can include, back-ache, sprains and strains, colds, conjunctivitis, constipation, coughs, diarrhoea, earache, haemorrhoids, hay-fever and many more. Helping you…

New Business Private Medical Insurance from PHC

New Business Private Medical Insurance from PHC

If you have a company and are looking at private medical insurance for your employees for the first time then The Permanent Health Company could offer you a great solution for your staff. PHC have been providing health insurance for over 20 years and if you have never heard of their brand name before then this could be due to the fact that they choose to sell their policies via intermediaries only and do not sell directly to the client. PHC are part of the AXA global group of companies and their private medical insurance plans are underwritten by AXA…

Fast-track telephone access to expert physiotherapy services with AXA PPP Healthcare

Fast-track telephone access to expert physiotherapy services with AXA PPP Healthcare

Members who hold private healthcare cover with AXA PPP Healthcare can speak on the phone to a fully qualified physiotherapist for expert advice on how to get moving freely again with their Working Body service. How does it work? With Working Body, policyholders can arrange a phone call with a physiotherapist about all type of conditions that affect bones, joints and muscles, to make sure you’re getting the advice and treatment that’s right for you, with no need to see your GP first. What conditions can you use the Working Body service for? There are a number of common conditions…

Why should you take part in dry January?

Why should you take part in dry January?

Dry January has been designed by Alcohol Concern who are a national charity dedicated to help reduce the problems that can be caused by alcohol. Alcohol Concern was founded in 1984. Every year the charity partners with charity partners who stand to benefit from people taking part and getting involved with the Dry January project and this year (2018) the official charity partners are: Action for Children Breast Cancer Now British Liver Trust Crisis Hospice UK World Cancer Research Fund Why should you consider taking part in Dry January? Alcohol is one of the biggest risk factors in the UK…

Five ways to get fit this New Year with health rewards and partners

Five ways to get fit this New Year with health rewards and partners

Vitality Health, one of the UK’s leading private medical insurers, makes it easier for members to get fit and healthy and gives them rewards to keep them motivated, through a range of discounts and incentives. Here are 5 ways Vitality Health policyholders can get fit this New Year, by taking advantage of the benefits available: Cycle to work – Vitality Health policyholders could get up to 50% cashback on the price of a bike with Evans Cycles, in store or online, even if it’s in the sale. Cycling is a great way to exercise and arrive at work refreshed and…

Why you should consider Private Medical Insurance

Why you should consider Private Medical Insurance

If you have read or watched the news over the last 12 months, there is little doubt that you would have avoided seeing something relating to the waiting times on the NHS. Perhaps you have experienced it yourself, are you waiting to see a consultant at your local hospital or are you waiting for a non-urgent surgical procedure that has been cancelled more than once? We are very fortunate in the UK to have the NHS, a system that many countries in the world do not have in place, unfortunately as the population grows and people live longer, the NHS…

Claims that won’t affect your no claims discount

Claims that won’t affect your no claims discount

If you are insured under a Private Medical Insurance policy which offers a no claims discount and you make a claim under your policy, your insurer will reduce the discount for your plan if not protected. However, there are some claims that don’t affect your no claims discount and we have listed some of these below. Please note, all insurers that offer a no claims discount have their own set of benefits that will not affect the no claims discount and therefore you may not have cover for all of the benefits listed below, subject to the insurer you are…

Do you like the thought of a low fat Christmas Dinner?

Do you like the thought of a low fat Christmas Dinner?

We are all aware of the effects that over-eating can have on our health and with the average Christmas day calorie consumption estimated to be over 3 times our daily recommended calorie intake, isn’t it time we looked at ways of reducing the calories we eat on this one day of the year? BBC Good Food website have provided a Christmas Day menu that comes in at 2,500 calories which knocks socks off of the massive 6,000 calories per day that it is reported many of us are said to consume. *Why 2,500 calories (kcals)? Government guidelines recommend a daily…

April UK – Improving their Private Medical Insurance range

April UK – Improving their Private Medical Insurance range

To mark its 20th year of business, healthcare provider April UK has introduced the biggest set of product improvements for their Private Medical Insurance, making their products even more competitive than before. We have listed some of the key beneficial changes below: – 2 man group schemes are now accepted by April UK – More group size bandings have been introduced, meaning the more amount of members included under a scheme the larger the discount available – They have removed the condition of only allowing one person aged 64-74 to have CPME (continued personal medical exclusions) underwriting on group schemes…

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