Private Medical Insurance from The Exeter

Private Medical Insurance from The Exeter

Are you looking for private medical insurance as a consumer? As well as the stronger brand names that are available in the UK, you would do well to consider some of the smaller providers such as The Exeter. Offering cover for private medical insurance in the consumer sector along with other health related policies. The Exeter offer a clear and simple solution in the UK health insurance market. With policies that are flexible and offer excellent customer service, The Exeter like to look after their members. With a hospital list covering over 300 UK hospitals and including many of the…

What are the advantages and disadvantages of protecting your no claims discount

What are the advantages and disadvantages of protecting your no claims discount

If you have a private medical insurance policy which operates using a no-claims discount (NCD) system, you may ask yourself whether it’s worth protecting it by paying more if the insurer offers this option. The following points below will help you understand that advantages and disadvantages to protecting your no claims discount. Advantages of protecting your NCD No financial pressure not to claim – You’ve taken out private medical insurance for a reason, so that when you need medical treatment you can go privately. The last thing you want is to be deterred from making a claim due to the thought…

Tips to incorporate walking into your daily routine

Tips to incorporate walking into your daily routine

Walking is an excellent way to burn calories and provides a number of health benefits and even better, it doesn’t cost a penny. Sustrans, the UK charity that makes it easier for people to walk and cycle, advises that adults should take part in 2.5 hours of moderate activity per week, but current physical activity levels in the UK are low with only 40% if men and 28% of women meeting these minimum recommendations. With this in mind, we take a look at some simple tips as to how we can fit walking into our daily routine, helping us to…

Online access to policy documents and more – My Bupa

Online access to policy documents and more – My Bupa

Bupa, one of the UK’s leading healthcare specialists, are giving their policyholders more online via My Bupa, an online easy to use member only area that allows policyholders to manage their health insurance online. Who can register for My Bupa? You can register for My Bupa if: You have purchased health insurance and you are the main policy holder You have received My Bupa registration details through a company scheme You have recently had a health assessment and want to view your results What else can you do with My Bupa? With My Bupa, policyholders can also: Make & view…

5 advantages of using a private medical insurance broker when buying a policy

5 advantages of using a private medical insurance broker when buying a policy

A private medical insurance broker, like SMP Healthcare Ltd, are highly experienced professionals who know the private medical insurance market inside out and can help you find a private medical insurance policy to suit your personal needs and budget, whether you are looking at switching providers or setting up a new policy and here are at least five advantages of using a private medical insurance broker. Time – Getting quotes for private medical insurance can be extremely time consuming as every time you contact an insurer directly for a quote they will require a lot of personal details from you…

Why having a pet is good for your health

Why having a pet is good for your health

If you’re a pet lover, you will understand the personal connection that can develop between humans and animals and the everyday delights owning a pet can bring, but pets can even have a positive effect on our mental state. Stress and anxiety affect a large number of us, but Pet As Therapy, a national charity founded in 1983, suggests that the act of petting or playing with an animal can help to relieve symptoms such as stress and anxiety due to the increased production of endorphins. What are the other health benefits an animal can provide? As well as helping…

The modular Personal Health plan from AXA PPP Healthcare

The modular Personal Health plan from AXA PPP Healthcare

A Personal Health policy with AXA PPP Healthcare provides a modular offering for individuals looking to secure a flexible private medical insurance policy that’s right for them and their family. All Personal Health plans start with their Core cover, providing extensive heart and cancer cover and care, enhanced family cover and their Fast Track Appointments and Working Body service as standard. What modular options are available under the Personal Health policy? To the Core cover policyholders have a number of modular options to choose from and these include: – Standard or Full Out-patient – Mental Health – Therapies – Extended…

Are your dependants still eligible for cover under your family private medical insurance scheme?

Are your dependants still eligible for cover under your family private medical insurance scheme?

There are several reasons why adult children may no longer be eligible for cover under a family health insurance policy, however the reasons can vary dependent upon the insurer and the policy itself. Each insurer has their own detailed explanation as to how they define dependants under a family health insurance policy and we have listed some of the criteria that applies for dependants below from four of the biggest health insurance providers on the market: AVIVA – Under an individual Healthier Solutions policy child dependants are covered by the policy providing they are resident at the policy holder’s address,…

How to look after your mental health: 5 helpful tips

How to look after your mental health: 5 helpful tips

According to the Mental Health Foundation, the UK’s charity for everyone’s mental health, 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in any given year. Looking after our mental health is just as important as looking after our physical health, and below are 5 practical tips we can all incorporate into our everyday lives to help us take care of our mental health and get the most from life. Talk about your feelings: Talking about your feelings can help you stay in good mental health and deal with times when you feel troubled. Keep active:…

How do you find a private consultant?

How do you find a private consultant?

One of the benefits of having a Private Medical Insurance policy is that following a referral from your GP you will have a range of consultants to choose from, but how do you choose between the ones you have access to? GP advice and recommendations In most cases your GP should be able to recommend the most appropriate private specialist for your condition, however you do not have to take your GP’s recommendation and it may even be that they do not have a preference for a particular consultant for your clinical needs. If you hold a Private Medical Insurance…

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