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Is it worth seeing a private GP?

Is it worth seeing a private GP?

Every day you read or hear horror stories in the press about the lack of NHS appointments. For this reason, you might consider seeing a private GP for your own peace of mind, but is it worth doing?  The lack of GP appointments is frustrating and caused by a number of factors, with the arrival of Covid across the globe certainly not helping, but, frustratingly for the NHS, the number of missed appointments also plays a part. Seeing a private GP via mobile app If you have a private medical insurance policy, then you are likely to have access to…

The UK Health & Protection Awards 2022

The UK Health & Protection Awards 2022

The UK Health & Protection Awards 2022 SMP Healthcare for Best Small Protection Advice Firm Wednesday 12 October 2022, London Hilton on Park Lane The UK Health & Protection Awards is the eminent celebration of excellence in professional standards and innovation shown by intermediaries and providers to individuals and corporate customers across the disciplines of private medical insurance, wellbeing and financial protection. The Awards culminates in a glittering black-tie gala dinner in London, hosted by a high-profile celebrity guest.

5 important reasons to consider health insurance in 2022

5 important reasons to consider health insurance in 2022

5 important reasons to consider health insurance in 2022   NHS waiting times are increasing Although we are lucky in the UK to have the NHS, you cannot open a newspaper or watch the news without hearing about the crisis it is currently facing, leading to many people looking at health insurance in 2022. With the treatment of Covid patients playing a major part in extended waiting times, it has been inevitable that non-urgent surgery has had to take a back seat. If you buy even a basic health insurance policy, you have the peace of mind you will be…

Getting more from your health insurance

Getting more from your health insurance

Want to get more out of your health insurance? Here’s how… When you take out private health insurance you have the option to add extras at a cost. These are things such as dental, optical or travel insurance, and a private GP service. If these are something you are interested in please read on.   Private dental insurance: When choosing your private medical insurance policy, have you considered the benefits of opting for a policy which offers a level of cover for dental claims? This policy will allow you to cover the cost of some of your private dental fees and is…

Save money on your health insurance

Save money on your health insurance

Save money on your health insurance 6 ways to save money on your health insurance:   Speak to an independent specialist The best way to cut cost with your health insurance is to speak to someone who is a specialist in the health insurance sector, such as a broker. A specialist broker will be able to review your existing cover, understand what you are paying for and the benefits you would like as a customer. Stick to the core benefits It is worth getting a specialist broker to review your policy to remove any benefits you may not have asked for, or…

Where to buy dental insurance for employees

Where to buy dental insurance for employees

With access to NHS dental appointments in serious decline, buying a Company Dental Insurance for employees is a great way to help your staff fund dental treatment. Group dental insurance is a low cost employee benefit that can help staff pay for everyday healthcare costs related to their teeth. Find out how you can buy a great policy through SMP Healthcare today.

Great value personal health insurance 

Great value personal health insurance 

Great value personal health insurance Wouldn’t you love a great value private health insurance policy? InSpire core cover could be the one for you! With the InSpire health plan you choose the cover that focuses on the care and treatment which matters to you and your family. First, you start with the core cover in your policy which includes in-patient and day-patient treatments, as well as out-patient surgery. You are also able to add out-patient cover and therapies to your policy, to enhance your cover. AXA InSpire health plan also includes an additional plan option which you can add to…