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…

5 Easy Ways to save money on your private medical insurance.

5 Easy Ways to save money on your private medical insurance.

When you are looking to buy or renew a private medical insurance policy either as an individual or on behalf of a business it is always good to know that the policy you have is great value for money. SMP Healthcare Ltd can help you make an informed decision about your cover and show you ways where you may be able to make cost savings without jeopardising the cover in place for you, your family or your employees. Review the market The team at SMP Healthcare Ltd discuss with their clients what cover they have, what cover they want and…

SMP Healthcare Ltd, now offering Saturday appointment options

SMP Healthcare Ltd, now offering Saturday appointment options

With a growing demand for weekend appointment times in our Chelmsford office, we are delighted to announce that we are now able to offer you a Saturday appointment if you are unable to visit during our Monday to Friday opening hours of 9 am – 5 pm. Whether you are an individual, family, small business owner or corporate client, if you would like to come to our offices in Chelmsford on a Saturday to go through the private health insurance options (either UK or International cover) with one of our knowledgeable advisors, we are more than happy to accommodate you….

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…

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