We are delighted to announce SMP Healthcare has rebranded to Ascend Health

The UK Health & Protection Awards 2023

Ascend Health for Best Small Health Insurance Advice Firm

Wednesday 11th October 2023, 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

Ascend Health 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 Ascend 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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Out-patient cover; what does it mean?

When you buy a private medical insurance policy, there will be multiple options and different insurers, different policies and different geographical areas to choose from. One of the benefits available to you is out-patient cover, but you may not be entirely sure what this means. Out-patients cover can be split into two sections: consultations and diagnostics. When your GP refers you to see a specialist, this is normally done as an out-patient consultation. If your specialist requires you to have tests, these are generally done as out-patient diagnostics. These are the two different elements of out-patient cover. Out-patient cover for…

UK Health Insurance providers

There are several UK health insurance providers available for you to choose from when you buy or renew a policy. You will no doubt have heard of the big-name brands such as Bupa and AXA Health, but there are many more providers available to you. And just because you have heard of the big-name brands, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are offering you the best deal. Comparing benefits between insurers is time consuming, but if you work with a specialist health insurance broker you can receive a full breakdown of all your options. Talking to an expert at Ascend Health…

Ascend 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.

The information contained within the website is subject to the UK regulatory regime and is therefore primarily targeted at customers in the UK. Should you have cause to complain, and you are not satisfied with our response to your complaint you may be able to refer it to the Financial Ombudsman Service, which can be contacted as follows. The Financial Ombudsman Service, Exchange Tower, London, E14 9SR Tel: 0800 023 4567 or 0300 123 9 123 www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk.