Touch Rugby; a fun and friendly way to keep fit

Touch Rugby; a fun and friendly way to keep fit

Touch rugby is a sport available for anyone to play. 02 Touch rugby is open to men and women over 17 years of age. It is reported to be an excellent way to keep fit. People of all abilities are encouraged to take part in this social fitness activity. Unlike normal rugby, there are no rucks, no malls and no scrums. This may be slightly more appealing to many people. Touch rugby is said to be a fantastic way to improve your cardio-vascular fitness and burn fat. For people who love the game of rugby, it is a social, energetic…

Have you heard about Hospital Treatment Insurance?

Have you heard about Hospital Treatment Insurance?

When you look at the options for employee benefits, you could consider a whole range of products: Private Medical Insurance Cash Plans Dental Insurance Employee Assistance Programmes Did you also know about Hospital Treatment Insurance from Westfield Health? Surgery Choices 1 and 2 offer your employees easy access to private surgery and medical treatment. This is a community rated policy so the cost for each member of staff is exactly the same regardless of their age or location. Designed to cover non-urgent surgical procedures, Hospital Treatment Insurance does not offer surgical procedures for cancer, heart disease or emergency treatment. This…

Fantastic cover options from The Exeter

Fantastic cover options from The Exeter

When you are choosing a private medical insurance policy for yourself or your family there are so many options. There are some great brands in the market, many of whom are household names. As an independent broker we would urge you to consider some of the smaller brands who really can offer you excellent value for money. Health + from The Exeter is only available to personal customers who want cover for themselves or their family. The Exeter do not offer SME or corporate private medical insurance. What can you expect from Health +? With a great level of core…

What care can you receive from a hospice?

What care can you receive from a hospice?

Many people associate a hospice with the treatment of people who have been diagnosed with terminal cancer.  A hospice will however, offer care and support for people who have been diagnosed with any life-limiting /terminal illness. The support and care they offer is not limited to cancer patients only. A hospice may really not be how you may imagine it to be. A hospice is not all doom and gloom at all! The staff in the hospice;  from the volunteers to the specialist nurses and doctors really do everything they can to make the darkest days brighter. What services are…

BEAT Eating Disorders Awareness Event – 4th March 2020 in Chelmsford, Essex

BEAT Eating Disorders Awareness Event – 4th March 2020 in Chelmsford, Essex

There are so many ways that eating disorders can manifest themselves.  For some people it might mean limiting the amount of food they eat, eating large amounts of food all at once, ridding the body of the food they have eaten in an unhealthy way (e.g. laxatives, purging, excessive exercise) or sometimes a combination of all of these. Types of eating disorders include: anorexia binge eating disorder bulimia Not only can eating disorders cause serious harm but they can be fatal, with anorexia having the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses. Who gets eating disorders? Although young women between…

Self employed? Then this is a must read!

Self employed? Then this is a must read!

Did you know that AXA PPP offer group private health insurance to a self-employed person? It is also recommended that if you are already self-employed or you’re thinking of becoming self-employed then you really should consider a private health insurance policy. What are the benefits? This insurance can supplement what’s available on the NHS. It gives you the choice in the level of care you get and how and when it is provided. Some specialist drugs and treatments aren’t available on the NHS but are available if you have a private medical insurance policy. You get quicker access to physiotherapy…

Why the ABI is urging the government to reduce the rates of Insurance Premium Tax?

Why the ABI is urging the government to reduce the rates of Insurance Premium Tax?

The ABI (Association of British Insurers) has provided data showing that the rise of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) may have proven to be a false economy. With the rate of IPT doubling since 2015 and the latest figures showing a drop in personal health insurance falling by 10%, is the hike of IPT from 6% to 12% playing a major factor in the correlation of these two figures. Even corporate health insurance has been affected with the number of people covered dropping to 3.5 million (approximately 5%). Across the period from 2015 – 2019 it is reported that the total…

What rhymes with Friday for you?

What rhymes with Friday for you?

So we reach the end of a busy working week. We have worked hard, kept positive, helped clients, assisted colleagues and coped with another manic working week. What does Friday night mean to you? Perhaps you just head home and find your pyjamas? Maybe you head to the gym and run a quick 10K? Or do you head for the pub for a quick glass of wine? Friday may rhyme with wine (or a good old fashioned Gordon’s and tonic!)  for me as meeting up with my friends, relaxing and chewing over the week’s events really helps to de-stress. I…

Arthritis and Osteoporosis evening at The Oaks hospital, Essex

Arthritis and Osteoporosis evening at The Oaks hospital, Essex

Living in Essex we are fortunate to have access to some great private medical facilities. Ramsey Health Care group boast both Springfield Hospital and The Oaks in Chelmsford and Colchester respectively. These hospitals offer a number of events throughout the year and not just for people who have health insurance.  There is no charge to attend and absolutely no obligation to sign up to anything. It really is worth looking at the schedule of events on their websites as there may be an evening that could help you find out more about certain medical conditions. Presentation on Arthritis and Osteoporosis…

Are you at risk of getting Gout?

Are you at risk of getting Gout?

I for one think of Henry VIII as soon as the word gout is mentioned. Being an overweight, highly indulged monarch may certainly not have helped Henry avoid bouts of this painful condition. Having never suffered from it myself I cannot comprehend the pain that it causes but I have been assured from friends and acquaintances that the pain is excruciating. What is Gout? Gout is a form of arthritis caused by excess uric acid in the bloodstream. Gout can result in sudden and severe pain in your joints (normally the big toe, fingers, wrists, elbows or knees. It can…

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