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Hot topics : 2007

In "Hot topics", Ian Youngman, Private Healthcare UK's health insurance writer, examines some of the key issues that affect health insurance coverage and premiums.

  • Income protection insurance - It's all your fault insurance contractWhen your football team loses, the manager has a host of ready-made excuses. The referee, the weather, injuries, bad luck, the bounce of the ball, and the referee again. If watching, you may have a...
  • Travel health insurance Ambulance - Travel Health InsuranceAlthough the school holidays have ended, the travel season carries on. Every month we get at least one press release with another new survey which shows people do not bother with travel insurance or...
  • Do you need long-term care insurance? elderly couple long term careWith healthcare costs rising and longer life expectancies, funding long-term care needs is an increasing concern for millions of people. The average annual cost of nursing home care rises every year....
  • Law may make insurers treat customers fairly The Law CommissionCritically ill patients who are denied insurance payouts because they did not make seemingly unimportant details clear on applications could benefit from a crucial change to the law. The Law...
  • Critical illness cover - luxury or necessity Which?Consumer group Which? has called critical illness a luxury product. The report by Which? appeared in its May issue and said: “We believe that critical illness insurance is a luxury product and, for...
  • Lie detectors - a case of “insurance foot and mouth” The health insurance industry is renowned in the UK for innovation in marketing and products. But the insurance industry generally has a bad reputation with the public. The bad reputation is mostly...
  • Smoking and health insurance Girl smoking cigaretteFrom 1st of July 2007 virtually all enclosed public places and workplaces in England will become smokefree. This includes work vehicles. A smokefree England follows recent bans in Wales and Northern...
  • Last-gasp effort to stop smoking Health insurance risks - smokingAs buyers of a product which blatantly warns “This could kill you”, smokers may not be very moved by Government campaigns showing how wonderful they will feel after stopping. As if “you will taste...
  • International healthcare for Britons living in Spain Spain windmillExpatriates in Spain may be able to use the local health service. But because the system is highly regionalised, with each region exercising its own autonomy, complications may arise. Permanent and...
  • Ethical health insurance – marketing or innovation? Carbon footprint -Ethical health insuranceThere has been a recent boom in 'Ethical' products following on from the success of 'Fair Trade' and 'Organic' but is this all marketing hype designed to boost a company's profits? There is no doubt...
  • Instant quote, instant documents for life insurance Pinnacle LifeIf a small New Zealand life insurer can do it, why don't UK insurers do it? Web sites with instant quotes are common, although too often the price is only an indication until the insurer has your...
  • Should health insurers be able to use genetic information? The results of genetic tests should be passed on to insurance companies to allow them to assess the health risks of potential customers, a professor of bioethics says. Prof Soren Holm, from Cardiff...
  • Insurers fail to comply with the new ABI Statement of Best Practice on critical illness ABI (association of british insurers) logoAlthough insurers have had a year to comply with the new ABI Statement of Best Practice on critical illness, many have failed or just scraped under the deadline of Ist May 2007. To be fair, several...
  • Income Protection Task Force - damp squib? CWC research logoWhen most of us see the words; task force, committee, and white paper, - we turn to something more interesting like the sports pages or watching paint dry. Like Government, certain sections of the...
  • Crackdown on screening proposed Insurers offering private medical insurance and health cash plans have had a shock. Health screening is increasingly seen as a vital component in helping people be pro-active in keeping themselves...
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