Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Half of adults happy to receive remote diagnosis

A report by insurance company Aviva has revealed growing acceptance among the public of emerging online doctor services, with almost half of UK adults indicating that they would be happy to receive a remote diagnosis through digital health technology.

Punter Southall launches post-hospital discharge service

Punter Southall Health & Protection has launched a post hospital discharge product designed to bridge the gap between hospital discharge and full recovery.

Simplyhealth launches Everyday Health Plan for flexible benefits market

Simplyhealth has announced plans to launch a flexible benefits plan for employers on 1 April.

AXA PPP launches low-cost cover for larger businesses

AXA PPP healthcare has launched a lower cost PMI policy designed to help medium and large size businesses provide health cover for their whole workforce.

Cigna extends self-referral to more services

Health insurer Cigna has teamed up with specialist screening provider BreastHealth UK to launch a one-stop breast diagnostics service.

Flexible benefits could replace comprehensive PMI

New research from Jelf Employee Benefits suggests employers are looking to replace comprehensive health benefits with flexible options more akin to mixed employer/employee-funded defined contribution-style pensions.

New insurer buying venture set to disrupt PMI market

PMI providers Aviva Health and VitalityHealth have formed a joint venture company to procure hospital services in a bid to bring down prices for their customers.

Bupa launches cancer self-referral service

Bupa UK has introduced a self-referral referral service for breast and bowel cancer as part of a continued bid to improve value for money and outcomes for its members.

Public prepared to pay for some health services

There is growing acceptance amongst the British public that the NHS cannot cover all of the population’s healthcare needs, recent findings from Simplyhealth’s Everyday Health Tracker suggests.

AXA PPP rolls out virtual GP service

AXA PPP Healthcare has become the latest insurer to embrace virtual GP services after entering into a deal with Doctor Care Anywhere – one of a growing number of video and phone based doctor services setting up in the UK.