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SMP Healthcare Ltd – our pledge to donate to The Tom Bowdidge Foundation

SMP Healthcare Ltd – our pledge to donate to The Tom Bowdidge Foundation

Following our decision to support the Tom Bowdidge Foundation and help them to raise much needed funding to support teenagers and young people with cancer we are delighted to announce our new campaign designed to help anyone who is looking to renew their Private Medical Insurance policy or looking to take out a new Private Medical Insurance policy whilst helping to raise more money for this worthy cause. For every five quotations whether on a company or individual basis that we receive as a direct response to this campaign we will pledge to donate £250 to The Tom Bowdidge Foundation….

Are you confused by Private Medical Insurance?

Are you confused by Private Medical Insurance?

We will discuss your aims and objectives and prioritise your requirements. Health Insurance policies tend to be modular and on this basis are fairly flexible. Once we have talked about any pre-existing conditions and explained what options are available we will then provide you with quotations.

A Closer look at Osteopathy

A Closer look at Osteopathy

There are no age limits for osteopathy treatment. Your Osteopath can therefore provide treatment the young, older people, manual workers, office professionals, pregnant women, children and sports people.

Employee Benefits – Focus on Cash Plans

Employee Benefits – Focus on Cash Plans

A Cash Plan is a low cost, affordable way to for employers to let their staff know that they are appreciated and valued.  Providing cash back on a whole host of everyday healthcare costs, the rewards for implementing a Cash Plan are numerous. As an employer it is a great way to improve staff morale, improve well-being, reduce absenteeism and support your duty of care to those who work within your business. Schemes run from as few as 3 employees and offer many different plans and cover levels.  Corporate plans can be tailored to your requirements enabling you to choose…

Claim correctly on your Private Medical Insurance

Claim correctly on your Private Medical Insurance

It is surprising how many people actually do not know how to make a claim on their Private Medical Insurance and many call us to find out whether they can claim and how to do it. As a specialist broker we offer you this help as part of our service. We also thought it may be a good idea to provide a helpful guideline to enable you to claim correctly on your policy. The claims procedure is always confirmed within your renewal or inception documents and we would recommend that you refer to these for clarification of the terms and…

The true cost of Private Medical Insurance

The true cost of Private Medical Insurance

The cost of your Insurance will vary depending on your age, where you live and your claims and medical history. I adamantly believe that the value of a cup of coffee has no comparison to the peace of mind I have from knowing that I have great Health Insurance in place. I know I can rapidly access medical treatment should the worst happen and at a lesser cost than a daily cappuccino. From a personal perspective I know which luxury is more important to me.

Do you have high blood pressure?

Do you have high blood pressure?

Did you know that there are as many as 7 million people in the UK that are living with undiagnosed high blood pressure (known medically as hypertension), without knowing that they are at risk of developing coronary heart disease or having a stoke? Neither did we, but these are the latest figures provided by the British Heart Foundation. The British Heart Foundation is an excellent website for learning more about high blood pressure, how to control the condition and more importantly the life-threatening complications high blood pressure can cause if left untreated. We have provided a link to their website…

Work related Stress in Great Britain

Work related Stress in Great Britain

The Health and Safety executive (HSE) have published figures relating to work related stress in Great Britain for 2015 which makes quite surprising reading. The sad thing is that many people are still embarrassed to admit to their colleagues or managers that stress, anxiety or depression is part of their lives yet within this survey the actual loss of working days in 2014/2015 for this condition was 9.9 million which is an alarming figure for both the employees suffering with the illness and the employer trying to keep their business running. http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/causdis/stress/stress.pdf What can you do as an employer to…

Simply Switch to Save

Simply Switch to Save

Did you realise that health insurance doesn’t have to be the high-priced luxury that only the wealthy can afford? The benefits to switch insurance policies are mentioned a lot these days but it never proves to be as hassle-free as the insurers suggest. Different insurance providers have varying criteria for switching to them and our knowledgeable team can guide you through the process. It is also a possibility that they do not realise the demands of everyday life, which takes up valuable free time, leaving little time to absorb the benefits a switch could offer. The switch process in reality can…