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Health insurance : Articles and features

Our articles and features are written by some of the UK's leading consultants, dentists, medical professionals and healthcare writers.

  • Gentle steps to getting fitter WalkerFitness does not necessarily involve visiting a gym. We can work towards a better level of fitness by simply taking up a few basic activities, some of which are easily included into our daily...
  • Exercise lowers risk of aggressive cancer man exercising with weightsResearch to be presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Prostate Cancer Foundation Conference, in San Diego, suggests a link between brisk exercise and a lower risk of...
  • Barbecue food safety bbqWith the summer almost upon us, many people will be getting into the party spirit, with picnics and barbecues a favourite way to relax. However, research shows that we are at increased risk of food...
  • Five benefits of biking to work bikeThe longer Summer days are encouraging more people to use their bikes to replace public or private transport for their daily commute to and from work. This trend has seen many major cities around the...
  • Long term care health insurance – a good investment? Long term care health insurance – a good investment?As the name suggests, long term care is defined as care for a chronic condition or disability, which is likely to be required for a long term, often for the rest of your life. This care can range...
  • Family dental insurance – a good investment? Family dental insurance – a good investment? The cost of dental care in the UK has become a topic of great concern for many families in recent years. Changes in the way National Health Service (NHS) dentists are funded resulted in many of...
  • What is mutual insurance? David Zerny, PG Mutual Marketing ManagerWith the ethics of financial services providers in the news, are 'not-for-profit' providers worth considering? In this article, David Zerny of PG Mutual looks at the alternatives to traditional...
  • Private Medical Insurance - how to get the best deal insurance contractPrivate Medical Insurance (PMI) is an insurance that covers the cost of treatment for a specified range of medical conditions, usually in private hospitals or private wards. Such policies commonly...
  • Health Insurance - do I need a health plan? Health insuranceThe answer to the question, 'do I need a health plan?' lies very much in a second question – 'do you need to be healthy?' For example, are you needed at work or at home in a way that leaves little...
  • Should I take out medical insurance? insurance contractWhether medical insurance is right for you or not will depend on a great many different factors, some practical, some personal. Private medical insurance (PMI) gives you greater choices about where...
  • Travel Health Issues: What to consider before travelling New Travel policy for breast cancer sufferersAround a quarter of the population go on holiday abroad every year – and around a quarter of those will fall ill or suffer from some kind of medical condition while overseas. So what precautions can...
  • Travel insurance – Why you need it Medical travel insuranceTravel insurance may seem like just another added cost on top of the price of your vacation, but it's as vital to your trip as the sunshine is to the beach or the snow for a skiing holiday. The...
  • Private Medical Insurance: Is it worth the cost? insurance contractOver seven million people in the UK have private medical insurance (PMI) to cover all or part of the cost of private medical treatment if they fall ill. With constant headlines about waiting lists...