Sunday, February 17, 2019

Cost of medical cover continues to outpace inflation

The cost of private medical cover continues to outpace inflation in most major economies, according to new research published by Mercer Marsh Benefits –...

Bupa data breach hits 108,000

Over 100,000 Bupa international insurance clients have been warned to be on their guard against ‘phishing’ attacks after their information was 'stolen' by an...

Aviva offers essential for companies

Aviva has extended its low-cost Health Essentials product to corporate clients. Launched to individual customers in 2016, Health Essentials is intended to complement NHS care...

Boutique launches low cost PMI

Boutique insurer Security Trust has launched a low cost medical insurance scheme providing access to pioneering treatments overseas for cancer, heart disease, neurological conditions...

Call on sector to demonstrate value of PMI as self-pay continues to rise

The independent healthcare sector will not be able to 'thrive and survive' unless it can differentiate its offering and educate patients about the benefits...

Popularity of health cash plans

Health cash plans have overtaken PMI to become the second most popular benefit behind contributory pensions, according to the 2017 Willis Towers Watson Employee...

Demand for PMI moves up in 2015 as corporates extend schemes

Demand for UK private medical cover moved up in 2015, bucking the static trend of recent years. Latest figures reveal that the number of private...

PMI sales could suffer after hike in IPT

The PMI industry was dealt another blow in this year’s Autumn Statement after chancellor Phillip Hammond announced that insurance premium tax (IPT) would increase...

Cigna offers virtual GP appointments

Health Insurer Cigna has become the latest health insurer to offer its customers virtual GP appointments as part of a new online platform aimed at...

Bupa Global launches tiered cover

Bupa Global has launched a new range of tiered international private medical insurance (IPMI) products for UK businesses that need to offer premium international cover...