Why SMP Healthcare is a member of BIBA

Why SMP Healthcare is a member of BIBA

BIBA is the UK’s leading general insurance intermediary organisation. BIBA’s full name is The British Insurance Brokers’ Association. The current BIBA membership boasts 1800 regulated firms and they constantly provide us with regularity information which is essential for our business. AMII is the entity dedicated to the health insurance market itself and we are proud to hold membership for both. The BIBA mission statement is shown below and from our experience to date they certainly do a fine job! “To represent and protect the best interests of our insurance broker and intermediary members and their customers” When were BIBA formed?…

Why we are delighted to work with General & Medical

Why we are delighted to work with General & Medical

2020 has seen a really interesting first quarter for the team at SMP Healthcare. We have thrown ourselves head first into social media marketing, introducing video and audio to our audience and now have the pleasure of adding General and Medical to our panel of insurance providers. Who are General & Medical? Established in the 1980’s, General & Medical are an independent medical insurance provider. They are focused on providing excellent healthcare solutions for all. Consistently looking to the future and concentrating on developing innovative products and services for businesses, families and individuals. General & Medical are the preferred provider…

The perils of googling medical symptoms

The perils of googling medical symptoms

Most people have done this against the advice of every medical professional. You start to feel poorly, you wonder what it is, you ask your friends, talk about it with your family and then you turn to Mr Google. The trouble is, Google can provide you with a number of medical conditions relating to your symptoms. Unfortunately the human brain always seems to sway towards the worst case scenario. By the time you have reached page 2 of google you are definitely on deaths door! Let’s consider the humble headache, if you google a headache it could be caused by…

Bacon and eggs OR a beetroot smoothie?

Bacon and eggs OR a beetroot smoothie?

So it’s Sunday morning, you’re relaxed and you have already had an early morning cuppa. What is the breakfast of choice for a Sunday morning? We all know that we really should eat healthily and not consume too much fat. Can we honestly say we opt for a beetroot smoothie because we like it? Health Benefits of beetroot: Rich in calcium and iron Rich in Vitamins A and C Excellent source of folic acid Good source of fibre, manganese and potassium Rich in fibre In fact, beetroot has been ranked as one of the most potent antioxidant vegetables. So, we…

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…