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,…

Health Insurance for your Working Holiday

Health Insurance for your Working Holiday

April International UK offer the Magellan policy which is a personal insurance policy for globe-trotters and short-term expatriates. If you are due to travel abroad on a holiday, round the world trip or for work, the Magellan cover offers cover for people staying or working abroad for periods of time between 15 days and 12 months. There are two levels of cover available which are Mini and Complete. Key benefits of cover include: Cover is valid in all countries visited and during short return trips to your country of nationality Direct payment of hospital charges for stays in hospital of…

7 good reasons to take out a Private Medical Insurance Policy

7 good reasons to take out a Private Medical Insurance Policy

There are a lot of good reasons for taking out a Private Medical Insurance policy and we have listed 7 of them below for anyone who is considering purchasing a policy. 1. Shorter waiting times. With a Private Medical Insurance policy, you will be able to receive treatment as soon as you need it, selecting a date which is convenient for you opposed to not knowing when your treatment will take place. 2. Recover in your own private hospital room With Private Medical Insurance you generally have the privacy of your own room, usually with en suite facilities, opposed to…

Which hospitals are covered under your Private Medical Insurance policy?

Which hospitals are covered under your Private Medical Insurance policy?

There are so many things to consider when you look at purchasing your health insurance policy and the hospitals that you can have treatment at is certainly one that most people take into consideration. Some private medical insurance providers offer just one complete list whilst others break their hospitals down into different groups and offer different hospital lists which have different costs associated with them. London Hospital List If you want to include cover to the high charging London hospitals within your cover, some providers offer this at an additional premium, if you do not think this is an essential…

Diagnostic Test Cover Options when a Reduced Out-patient benefit is selected

Diagnostic Test Cover Options when a Reduced Out-patient benefit is selected

When policyholders look at ways to reduce their Private Medical Insurance premiums one, of the first choices many consider is reducing their level of out-patient cover as this option is one which can offer more of a saving on their premium. Many people are unaware however as to how this may affect the cover they have available for out-patient diagnostic tests, we explain further below. Typically, most insurance policies will cover eligible out-patient CT, MRI & PET scans regardless of the level of out-patient cover selected, all of which are classed as high cost diagnostic tests, but there are several…

Cancer Screening from Healthshield

Cancer Screening from Healthshield

Healthshield have launched their new range of workplace health assessments  available to employers throughout the UK. There are 6 levels of screening available on an affordable pricing matrix. The health screening service from Healthshield is designed to encourage employees to take an active interest in their own health. The arrangement of the workplace screening for staff could not be simpler as they take care of everything from contacting employees to managing appointments from their online booking system. At the end of the screening session, each employee will be provided with an individual report and personal advice to help them make…

National Glaucoma Awareness Week – 5-11th June 2017

National Glaucoma Awareness Week – 5-11th June 2017

This week is Glaucoma Awareness Week and the International Glaucoma Association (IGA), a UK charity for people with glaucoma, are educating people about the importance of eye pressure as part of a regular eye health check. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye conditions in which the main nerve to the eye (the optic nerve) is damaged where it leaves the eye. This nerve carries information about what is being seen from the eye to the brain and as it becomes damaged vision is lost. This results in misty and patchy vision, with eventual…

Raise a Glass for the 17th Annual World Milk Day

Raise a Glass for the 17th Annual World Milk Day

In 2001 the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) decided to hold the annual World Milk day on 1st June. It is designed to celebrate the important contribution of the dairy sector to sustainability, economic development, livelihoods and nutrition. In light of this we have provided you with some great facts about the benefits of drinking dairy milk. What type of nutrients does milk contain? Protein Calcium Iodine Vitamin B2 Vitamin B12 Potassium Phosphorus Whole Milk. It is recommended that children between the ages of 1 and 2 should be given whole milk rather than lower fat…