Charles Bonnet Syndrome Day 2017

Charles Bonnet Syndrome Day 2017

November 16th 2017 will see the very first Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) awareness day. With approximately half a million people in the United Kingdom living with CBS and yet many of us have never heard of it. The awareness day is aiming to tell everyone about the impact CBS has on people’s lives, and SELVIS, KAB, Esme’s Umbrella, Macular Society, London’s ECLOs, Vision UK and others are working together to deliver a Free CBS workshop and networking lunch in London. What is Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS)? Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) is a condition that is common amongst people who have lost their…

World COPD Day – 15th November 2017

World COPD Day – 15th November 2017

Wednesday the 15th November is World COPD day and the British Lung Foundation, the UK’s only charity looking after the nation’s lungs, are raising awareness of COPD, finding the missing millions across the UK who have this condition and don’t even know it, helping them to get the treatment and support they deserve. What is COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), describes a group of lung conditions that make it difficult to empty air out of the lungs because the airways have been narrowed. Two of these lung conditions are persistent bronchitis and emphysema, which can also occur together. –…

Business Health Plans from Bupa Global

Business Health Plans from Bupa Global

If your business is based in the United Kingdom but your employees need to travel for business, you may want to cover them via International private medical insurance. There are a number of options available and one of them is the Business Health Plan range from Bupa Global. There are four levels of cover available for you to choose from and these options offer different cover and benefit levels ensuring that all budgets are catered for. Cover Levels from Bupa Global are: Business Select Business Premier Business Elite Business Ultimate The range of products from Bupa also include a number…

Private Prescription Service with The Exeter

Private Prescription Service with The Exeter

Many private medical insurance providers offer added benefits for their policyholders and for policyholders insured with The Exeter an added benefit for their members is their private prescription service. What is the private prescription service? The private prescription service is available to all members insured with The Exeter and is a follow-up to their GP Helpline service, providing a hassle-free way of receiving medication, without a trip to an NHS doctor. When should this service be used? The private prescription service is most commonly used for one or two-time medication to help relieve and treat symptoms, following recommendation from a…

Amazing work from the Movember Foundation

Amazing work from the Movember Foundation

So November has arrived and again we see a number of friends and colleagues sporting (or trying to) a whole range of designer moustaches. The English, The Handlebar and The Imperial are all high in the popularity stakes but why do people actually get involved with Movember? It is simple; they do it to have a little fun whilst raising money for a charity who are dedicated to raising awareness and investing in vital research predominantly in three key men’s health areas Prostate cancer Testicular cancer Mental Health and Suicide prevention The Movember Foundation is the global charity that advocates…

Tailored Family Dental Coverage – Cigna UK

Tailored Family Dental Coverage – Cigna UK

Cigna UK, one of the UK’s leading providers of managed employee healthcare benefits and services, has launched an optional, customised extension of cover for its dental plans. This new service allows customers to add family members including parents, parents-in-law and older children, to their corporate dental plans. Cigna says the plan will meet the needs of customers who are considered part of the ‘Sandwich Generation’. The people responsible for the care of and providing healthcare funding for members of their extended families. Who is the family dental coverage available to? Family dental cover is available for small to large sized…

5 Great Employee Benefit Options

5 Great Employee Benefit Options

When you own or run a business and employ staff in the UK there are number of employee benefit options that you can choose to run alongside private medical insurance or as a totally independent plan. If private medical insurance is too costly for your annual budget, there are still plenty of lower cost cover types that help you as the business owner to comply with your duty of care without excessive cost implications. With staff being a valuable asset and employers carrying a certain amount of responsibility for staff within the workplace, ensuring you implement the right benefits that…

Stoptober 2017

Stoptober 2017

With October nearing a close it marks the end of Stoptober, the scheme which encourages smokers to stop smoking for the whole of October in an attempt to quit in the long term. Stopping smoking is hard but there are many different strategies that can be used for smoking cessation and we have listed some of these below: Medicines – such as nicotine replacement therapy or varenicline (Champix®) or bupropion hydrochloride (Zyban®). These have also been shown to help people to quit smoking. E-Cigarettes – battery powered vaporisers that enable inhalation of nicotine vapour. Unlike tobacco smoke, nicotine vapour does…

Private medical insurance that offers cover for dental claims

Private medical insurance that offers cover for dental claims

When you choose a private medical insurance policy either as an individual, family or business policy for your staff, have you considered the benefit in opting for a policy that will offer you a level of cover for dental claims? With fewer NHS dentists offering availability, more and more people in the UK are looking to private dentists for their treatment which inevitably results in an increase in treatment costs. If you do not want to take a stand alone dental policy there are a number of health insurance providers who will offer a dental add on to their policies….

Cover for 5 health insurance procedures usually excluded by Private Medical Insurance

Cover for 5 health insurance procedures usually excluded by Private Medical Insurance

Private Medical Insurance does not typically provide cover for ‘lifestyle’ surgery, or conditions that are not classed as acute. However, Vitality Health, one of the UK’s leading and most innovative private medical insurers on the market, offer their members cover for 5 lifestyle procedures, under their Lifestyle Surgery benefit, providing eligibility and age criteria’s can be met. What procedures are covered? – Gastric Banding – Gastric Bypass – Removal of port wine birthmarks on the face – Ear Reshaping (Pinnaplasty) – Breast reduction including treatment for excessive male breast tissue (gynaecomastia) However, for each of the above procedures covered, there…

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