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Funeral plans: Latest product news

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest information on new funeral plans, product developments and scheme changes.

  • The cost of dying is £7622 Sun Life Direct logoAccording to the latest Sun Life Direct cost of dying report the cost of dying (including death-related costs such as probate, headstones and flowers in addition to the basic cost of a funeral) has...
  • One bad experience and customers switch insurers insurance policyInsurance providers have been rated the worst for offering the highest standards of customer service, against a list of 13 groups of different organisation types, according to new research into...
  • New pre-paid funeral plan Reliance MutualReliance Mutual has partnered with Ecclesiastical Insurance to provide whole of life insurance cover to underpin the National Association of Funeral Directors pre-paid funeral plan, the 'Perfect...
  • Only one in 3 will be healthy by 65 International Longevity CentreA debate at the International Longevity Centre reveals that only one in three of us will be healthy at 65.
  • Are funeral plans value for money? Over50choicesWith funerals costs continuing to increase at an alarming rate, a funeral plan could be a way of freezing the price of funeral services and saving money, but do we really know what is included in...
  • Health tourists make good villains Doctors of the WorldIt is easy for the press and government to whip up reports blaming so-called health tourism of visitors and migrants, for a multitude of sins of the NHS.
  • Healthcare restrictions are dangerous and unnecessary Doctors of the WorldThe government has launched a public consultation about proposed restrictions for access to healthcare. Doctors of the World UK is vigorously opposed to these restrictions, as denying care to...
  • Funerals could cost £25,000 Over50choicesA funeral could cost as much as £25,000 in 30 years time if costs continue to rise as they have done over the last few years; a very real threat for thousands of people.
  • Beware of expensive exclusions in funeral plans Which? logoWith the cost of the average funeral increasing by over 70% since 2004, funeral inflation is now higher than any current savings rate, so are prepaid funeral plans a good option?
  • Foresters gives customers access to 24/7 GP consultation service Foresters Friendly Society logoForesters Friendly Society has launched a free GP consultation service that provides customers with access to medical advice around the clock.
  • Consumer Insurance Act good news for customers insurance policyCustomers taking out insurance products have added peace of mind that their claims will not be declined if they unknowingly fail to disclose information to their insurer.
  • New regulator to get tough on bank sales practices Financial Conduct AuthorityNew regulator Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) wants to see an end to mis-selling created by sales incentives.
  • Financial Services Consumer Panel on consumer protection Houses of ParliamentThe Financial Services Consumer Panel comments on what it wants from consumer protection, as the new regulatory framework on insurance is about to go live.
  • Fast tracking insurance complaints Houses of ParliamentThe government is making it easier for consumers, including small and medium sized businesses, to highlight consumer and competition problems in insurance.
  • New regulator affects all brokers and insurers Houses of ParliamentAn area that will affect all types of insurance businesses will come into force on 1st April 2013. From this date, all business and marketing communications will need to be updated, removing...
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