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Health insurance news : November 2007

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest information on new health insurance plans, product developments and scheme changes.
  • Prudential moves equity release into the mainstream Prudential logoPrudential has moved equity release into the mainstream for retirement planning with the launch of the Prudential Lifetime Mortgage (PLTM). Bringing together two distinct plans within a single equity...
  • Make provision for long term care as early as you can elderly patient long term careNobody likes to consider that their health will deteriorate as they get older and the likelihood they may need long term care facilities. However, making sensible provision while you still can is...
  • Lincoln's new cover for age-related issues elderly patient long term careLincoln Financial Group has launched a new product designed to cover against typical ailments of old age. The cover, called Elderly Care, can be sold on a stand-alone basis or as a part of a package,...
  • Quarter of a million lose NHS dentistry access Hungary Dental - dentistMore than a quarter of a million people have lost access to an NHS dentist since the government introduced reforms in April 2006, new figures show.According to the Information Centre, the number of...
  • Sale of Foresters Health Foresters logoForesters UK Group has agreed to sell Forester Health to BHSF Group. Jeremy Drake, Foresters Marketing Manager, says We have decided that the Group would be better served by concentrating on the core...
  • Expats in UAE to get insurance Expatriates residing in Dubai and the Northern Emirates will be covered by a health insurance system from next year, under a federal insurance law. By 2008, a federal law on health insurance will be...
  • French healthcare changes affect expats Eifel tower franceThe expat community is in uproar over changes to the French healthcare system that mean some Britons are being forced to move back to the UK Some Britons suffering from cancer who have retired in...
  • Travel health insurance: Over 80s Cover Castle CoverInsurance lead broker Call Connection has linked with a leading insurance provider within the niche over 80s insurance market, to capitalise on the UK's aging population and a lack of adequate cover...
  • Advice for those travelling to Pakistan - get insurance Advice for those travelling to Pakistan-get insuranceThe FCO is issuing advice to all British travellers choosing to visit Pakistan. Specific advice is being aimed at members of the Sikh community who may be travelling to the country to celebrate a...
  • Travel health insurance: Over-50s want to travel more Saga logoPeople over the age of 50 may be more likely to take holidays as they have an increased amount of leisure time, say Age Concern. On average, this demographic tends to be better off financially and is...
  • Standard Life drops takeover of Resolution Standard life logoStandard Life has scrapped its £4.9bn battle for Resolution - a move widely anticipated after a drop in its shares slashed the value of its bid. Standard's move marks its withdrawal from the biggest...
  • Nectar points with Sainsbury's life insurance supermarket shopping trolleyNew customers taking out Life Insurance through Sainsbury's by 29th January 2008 will receive 5,000 Nectar points, worth £25. Sainsbury's life insurance premiums start from as little as £5 a month....
  • PruHealth and PruProtect join forces with Ebay PruHealth logoPruHealth, the innovative private medical insurer, has partnered with eBay.co.uk, the UK's largest online marketplace, to offer Vitality points on items purchased in the Sporting Goods category....
  • Private medical insurance spurred by MRSA MRSA bugFair Investment Company says enquiries for private medical insurance more than doubled in September compared with the August following an increase in hospital superbugs and long waiting lists on the...
  • Medicash sponsors Jospice Medicash new logo (small)A Liverpool hospice is holding a water aerobics marathon to raise vital funds. St Joseph's in Thornton, known as Jospice, will take over Crosby leisure centre on January 3 for the event. Organisers...
  • Save money on your life insurance premiums Term Life preferred to Whole Life insuranceProtection specialists LifeSearch highlight five simple ways to save money on life cover premiums. 1 Shop around2 Switch existing insurer3 Act early4 Quit Smoking 5 Consider Family Income Benefit...
  • Troops forced to pay £1,000 premiums for life insurance Troops forced to pay life insuranceTroops are being forced to pay up to £1,000 for life cover when fighting overseas. Faced with rising death and injury tolls in Iraq and Afghanistan, insurers have nearly trebled some of the premiums...
  • Legal & General extends maximum sum assured for critical illness cover legal and general logoLegal & General is extending the maximum sum assured for personal critical illness cover to £1m. Customers will also be able to take out an additional £1m business protection on top of their personal...
  • UK not bothered with income protection legal and general logoSignificantly more people insure their possessions than their life, according to Legal & General. In a recent poll, two thirds of people (66%) said that they have home contents insurance compared to...
  • Health plan will cover Bahrainis United Arab Emirates - Abu DhabiBahraini employees will eventually be included in a compulsory health insurance scheme currently being drawn up for expatriates.But Bahrainis would still be allowed free use of the national health...
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