The UK Health & Protection Awards 2022

SMP Healthcare for Best Small Protection Advice Firm

Wednesday 12 October 2022, London Hilton on Park Lane

The UK Health & Protection Awards is the eminent celebration of excellence in professional standards and innovation shown by intermediaries and providers…

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Private Medical Insurance & Healthcare

SMP Healthcare Ltd is an independent health insurance broker situated in Chelmsford, Essex. We provide our clients with expert and impartial advice for all health related policies.  The team at SMP can help you find the best solution for your healthcare requirements. Our experienced team can assist you whether you are looking for an individual, small business or corporate scheme.

Compare Private Medical Insurance, Dental and Cash Plans. These are just some of the products available to you. We work with many of the leading providers such as AXA Health, BUPA and AVIVA, to name but a few. Essentially we are able to offer our clients the best solutions as standard.

We work closely with our clients. Trust in our ability to find the right product for your needs whether consumer or corporate, home or abroad. Let us help you make an informed decision.

If you choose us as your insurance broker we will take away the hassle from the inception and renewal process.

Working abroad?

International cover available from providers such as: AXA PPP International, BUPA International and AVIVA InternationalRead More »

Travelling abroad?

Many policies offer travel insurance to run alongside your private medical insurance! Ask us now for a free, no obligation quotation.Read More »

Retirement Health?

If you are retiring from work and still want health insurance, let us guide you through the options available.Read More »


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SMP Healthcare Ltd is a trading style of Ascend Broking Group. Company registration number 10468557. Ascend Broking Group is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Firm reference number 768429.

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