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Private medical insurance becoming less popular

Private medical insurance becoming less popular

Fewer individuals are taking out standalone private medical insurance (PMI) policies, although demand for company PMI schemes returned to growth last year. According to new figures from healthcare intelligence provider Laing and Buisson, the number of private medical insurance policies in existence in 2011 fell by 0.2 per cent compared with the previous year, to [...]

September 7, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Health insurance becoming unaffordable warns Bupa

Health insurance becoming unaffordable warns Bupa

The rising cost of private healthcare is pushing health insurance in the UK up to unaffordable levels, according to international healthcare group Bupa. A lack of competition among private hospitals has led to the cost of treatment rising, and the insurer says that this could lead to health insurance becoming unaffordable. An increase in the [...]

August 8, 2012 | 0 Comments More
MyHealthCounts rewards healthy policy holders

MyHealthCounts rewards healthy policy holders

Aviva has launched a new health insurance policy that rewards customers who take responsibility for their own well-being. MyHealthCounts offers policy holders the opportunity to save up to £180 off yearly premiums by keeping fit and healthy. Customers applying for a MyHealthCounts policy are given an online health check, providing them with a “Q Score”. [...]

August 24, 2009 | 0 Comments More
NHS prices keep Brits away from dentists

NHS prices keep Brits away from dentists

An apple a day may keep the dentist away, but current NHS prices are keeping the British public away from the dentist. Nearly half of Brits put off going to the dentist because they can’t afford the fees, a new study has discovered. The potential high cost of dental bills keeps 42% of Brits away [...]

June 2, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Tesco revamps health insurance policies

Tesco revamps health insurance policies

Tesco has revamped its health insurance products to make them easier for customers to understand. The supermarket insurer unveiled three new levels of health cover that ‘do what they say on the tin’. Operations & Procedures is now the basic cover option, and includes the cost of surgery and cancer treatments such as chemotherapy or [...]

May 1, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Private health insurance popular despite recession

Private health insurance popular despite recession

British consumers are increasingly turning to private insurance for their healthcare needs despite the deepening recession. Research by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) shows that the number of people covered by private medical insurance (PMI) increased 2.7% in 2008, compared with 2007. By the end of 2008, 6.2 million people were paying premiums on [...]

April 28, 2009 | 0 Comments More