Decembeard Bowel cancer UK awareness

Yes, Decembeard is back again for the whole of December.  Taking part is simple, all you need to do is banish your razor to the back of the bathroom cabinet and let your beard “do its thing”!  If you’ve already got a beard then you can really let your imagination flow by dying it or even decorating it and what better time to give your beard a bit of fun than at Christmas! Taking part couldn’t be simpler, all you need to do is sign up and raise as much money as you can for this very worthy cause. Bowel…

Private health insurance for cancer claims

Private health insurance for cancer claims

At SMP Healthcare the question about health insurance for cancer claims is one we are often asked. Looking at statistics of 1 in 2 people being diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, people want the peace of mind that their health insurance policy will help them get a quick diagnosis of all medical conditions; especially cancer. Cancer Research UK confirm that almost 4 in 10 cases of cancer could be prevented.  Smoking and obesity are two well-known preventable causes of cancer. Health insurance providers such as Vitality Health encourage their members to live healthier lifestyles and have smoking cessation via…

Private Medical Insurance for when you retire

Private Medical Insurance for when you retire

With so many things to think about when you are approaching retirement, managing your finances for the future is often at the top of the list. There are so many financial elements associated with retiring including pensions, debt management and financial budgets, where does your private medical insurance policy fit in to this list? If you have had a private medical insurance policy as an employee and have on-going claims or have had medical conditions in the past that you want to ensure you can still have private hospital treatment for what exactly are your options? Getting continuation options from…

What is a health cash plan?

What is a health cash plan?

A cash plan is a policy that you pay monthly that allows you to claim cash back on everyday health care costs. A cash plan is often referred to as a health cash plan and there are a number of cash plan providers in the UK on a company and personal basis. Who are the main cash plan providers in the UK? Bupa ∙ Healthshield ∙ The Exeter ∙ Medicash ∙ Simplyhealth ∙ Westfield Health The above cash plan providers are all on the panel used by SMP Healthcare Ltd and all offer different levels of cover and benefits. If…

Does Private Medical Insurance cover pregnancy?

Does Private Medical Insurance cover pregnancy?

When you buy a private medical insurance policy in the UK, there are a whole host of insurers to choose from. What you should be aware of, is that the majority of UK policies do not cover for routine pregnancy and childbirth or childbirth without complications. Private medical insurance in the UK is for the treatment of acute medical conditions. Natural and routine pregnancy and childbirth is not classed as an illness. If private medical insurance cover for pregnancy, infertility, maternity or childbirth is important to you and you want this to be part of your policy then you may…