Important information about COVID-19 and your health insurance

Important information about COVID-19 and your health insurance

To provide clarity for our private medical insurance clients around the coronavirus pandemic and how this will affect their cover whether as a business or personal policy, please read the information provided below: As we have read in the news the government has announced that an agreement has been made between the NHS and private facilities in the UK. This means that the NHS will be supported with additional resources. This will be essential to help them meet the demand for clinical care which is anticipated over the coming weeks and months. Every day the numbers are growing in relation…

Is NOW the time to use your PMI and really help the NHS?

Is NOW the time to use your PMI and really help the NHS?

From the outset of this post, please do not think we are referring to anything relating to coronavirus – if you need advice or medical assistance for coronavirus then please follow the government guidelines on the link below: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response Private medical insurance (PMI) can really come in to its own at this time when the NHS is under extreme pressure of unprecedented levels. The whole NHS system is doing an outstanding job of coping with an unknown demand and those of us who are fortunate enough to have access to PMI should now look at the help available for non-coronavirus…

Is your health insurance offering you a guided option?

Is your health insurance offering you a guided option?

There are numerous options available when it comes to buying private medical insurance. The hospital options can really add to the confusion and massively affect the premium that you pay. Not all insurers have a “hospital list” and therefore, how do you know if your cost comparison is accurate? More importantly than that, do you know whether your health insurance follows a guided option (the insurer tells you which hospital or consultant you should use) or whether you still have the option to choose which hospital you use? Over recent years most of the health insurance providers in the UK…

How well do you look after your feet?

How well do you look after your feet?

It is a real myth that podiatry treatment is just for the elderly. Looking after your feet can make an unbelievable difference to everyone. If you regularly visit a qualified podiatrist or chiropodist then you will know exactly what we are talking about. What does a podiatrist do? When you make your first visit to the podiatrist they will go through a medical history questionnaire to establish any underlying illnesses that may affect your general health. Conditions such as diabetes can really affect your feet. Once this has been done the podiatrist will: Assess your feet Cut your toenails and…

Occupational Health for your workforce

Occupational Health for your workforce

There is more to the “occupational health” banner than you may be aware of. The costs of occupational health is not crippling to your business and keeping a fit and healthy workforce could actually save you money in the long term. Looking after the wellbeing of your staff is key to keeping your business running smoothly. What is occupational health? Occupational health is a specialised classification of medicine that concentrates on the wellbeing of employees in the workplace. This covers both the physical and mental wellbeing. Striving to prevent work-related illness and injury by encompassing a number of elements including:…

Looking for company dental insurance in the UK?

Looking for company dental insurance in the UK?

There are many options available for businesses who want to introduce dental insurance for their staff.  Different cover levels from different providers enable you to really choose what cover you would like. The higher the cover level, the higher the cost of your premium. Most providers allow you the choice of paying annually or monthly. Let’s look at the Bupa Dental Plan Policy options from Bupa offer a great variety of plans available for businesses to choose from. The Bupa Dental Plan offers core, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 or Level 4 Bupa Dental Choice offers Classic, Premier, Platinum…

World Glaucoma week, 8th -14th March 2020

World Glaucoma week, 8th -14th March 2020

Every year The World Glaucoma Week takes on a common theme and adapts it to local communities. This creates and effective awareness project relevant to the general population. There are many issues that need to be addressed to try and eliminate glaucoma blindness. The earlier the diagnosis in patients the better. The earlier glaucoma is discovered and treated, it is less likely that a person will become blind. World Glaucoma Week aims to alert members of the wider community of the need to have eye checks at regular intervals. Regular eye checks would ensure earlier detection of glaucoma and heighten…

Active Essex; Making a real difference

Active Essex; Making a real difference

Adults should aim to take part in some form of activity or exercise on a daily basis. Active Essex are a publicly funded organisation hosted by Essex County Council. Their aim is to make sport and physical activity accessible to all Essex residents. The website is full of helpful information and Active Essex is just one of 43 Active networks across the UK. Accessible information is available in relation to the following areas: Jobs and Opportunities Training and Courses Children and Young People Development of Clubs, volunteers and coaches How to get people active in the workplace News relating to…

Let’s March it out for prostate cancer

Let’s March it out for prostate cancer

We are hearing so much more about prostate cancer with many of us either knowing someone with it or knowing someone that knows someone else that has been diagnosed with this condition. You will have also seen in the news many celebrities, stars and TV personalities that have announced they are battling or have battled prostate cancer. Many men don’t seek help quickly enough because generally men don’t like going to the doctors and because they are often embarrassed. So, let’s break the taboo surrounding prostate cancer and talk about what is beginning to become a common condition. What is…

Things we should all know about meningitis

Things we should all know about meningitis

There have been so many reported tragedies relating to meningitis and the misdiagnosis of symptoms in recent years. We believe it is essential that everyone has a reminder about the symptoms of meningitis. What is meningitis? Meningitis is the swelling of the meninges. The meninges is the lining around the brain and spinal cord, caused mainly by germs entering the body. Anyone can get meningitis, anywhere, anytime although some people are at a higher risk. Young children are at higher risk of contracting meningitis as they do not have such a well-developed immune system. Other age groups can be at…

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