What do therapies mean on your private medical insurance?

What do therapies mean on your private medical insurance?

What is covered under the Therapies benefit should I decide to include it as a benefit within my policy? Most Private Medical Insurance providers offer a therapies benefit, and although their terms and conditions and benefit limitations under this benefit may differ, the known therapies which most provide cover for are fairly similar and these will include the more commonly known therapies such as; – Physiotherapy – chiropractic treatment – osteopathy – acupuncture; & – homeopathy There is an  insurance provider that will cover chiropody/podiatry and a set limit for consultations with a dietician under their therapies benefit. How much…

A closer look and the Bowen and Alexander technique

A closer look and the Bowen and Alexander technique

The Bowen Technique The Bowen Association was set up in November 1997 and is the European arm of the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia. They provide BowTech accreditation’s which are a recognised qualification for complementary therapists if you have a Healthshield Cash plan in place.  This would enable you to claim your cash back for this complementary therapy to the benefit level in place. How does Bowen Work? A treatment consists of a series of gentle rolling moves with frequent pauses between moves giving the body time to benefit from each set. Practitioners treat the body as a whole or…

What is Shiatsu Massage Therapy?

What is Shiatsu Massage Therapy?

The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT), the UK and Ireland’s leading and largest professional association for therapists confirms that Shiatsu is a form of massage developed in Japan in the early 1900s, which is applied through loose clothing. Like acupuncture – only without the ‘needles’ – it involves gently working specific points on the body, with the aim of restoring the flow and balance of energy and promoting health and well-being. What to expect before and during a Shiatsu massage? Before your sessions begins you will receive a full consultation with your shiatsu practitioner, asking you a few questions about…

A closer look at Nutritional Therapy

A closer look at Nutritional Therapy

The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) is the professional body for Registered Nutritional Therapists. It helps its members to gain the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professional practice in nutritional therapy and the Registered Nutritional Therapist. If you have a Health Cash Plan policy in place you may have cover in place for Nutritional therapy along with many other complimentary therapies. What is Nutritional Therapy? Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. Nutrients and other food components influence the function of the body,…

Individual Health Cash Plan with Health Shield

Individual Health Cash Plan with Health Shield

An individual Cash Plan is a simple and effective way you can claim cash towards your everyday healthcare expenses, allowing you to take care of your health without having to spend a fortune doing so. Health Shield are one of the UK’s leading providers of health cash plans and offer their individual cash plan known as Connect. What is the Connect Health Cash Plan? The Connect cash plan is Health Shield’s personal health cash plan which is available to individuals and provides access to a full range of everyday healthcare benefits and many complementary therapies, which can help improve your…

The Association of Medical Insurers and Intermediaries (AMII)

The Association of Medical Insurers and Intermediaries (AMII)

*AMII is the voice of intermediaries and insurer members promoting and advising on health insurance, protection and well-being services to individuals and companies. It is an Association committed to a Code of Ethics and the raising of professional standards by continued and ongoing development in the interests of the consumer, whether they be individuals, small and medium-sized enterprises or large corporate organisations. When you are looking to purchase Private Medical Insurance AMII is a great place to start your search. They ensure their members are independent and impartial which gives the consumer a far better choice when it comes to…

TWO months free cover available to new individual AXA PPP Healthcare Customers

TWO months free cover available to new individual AXA PPP Healthcare Customers

*From Monday 5th September to Monday 31st October 2016 you can get 2 months free cover with the Personal Health individual Private Medical Insurance plan with AXA PPP Healthcare, which is a great way to manage your health insurance costs for 2016! Who are AXA PPP Healthcare? AXA PPP Healthcare are one of the largest health insurance providers in the UK carrying approximately 30% of the market share. They have been providing healthcare for almost 75 years. They have a single network of over 250 hospitals and 400 scanning centres which all of their members have access to as they…

What is Homeopathy?

What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat both acute and chronic conditions and with the right cash plan in place it could help you claim cash towards your treatment costs for this gentle, yet powerful form of therapy. The Homeopathy Medical Association, established in 1985, represents qualified professional homeopaths and promotes homeopathy and homeopathic education. They confirm that Homeopathy has many advantages, including; – The encouragement of the individual’s body to cure itself naturally – Treating the person and not just the disease – Uses medicines that are easy to take…