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Health insurance news : September 2007

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest information on new health insurance plans, product developments and scheme changes.
  • Sick Brits in for a nasty European shock Ski patrolThree in five Brits mistakenly think an E111 will cover treatment in Europe (Source: GFK surveyed 2,000 British adults in August 2007) More than half of those Brits heading off for the ski resorts of...
  • Make provision for long term care as early as you can edward jonesNobody 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...
  • Elderly parents receive £21 billion of unpaid care a year Private nursing care - elderly coupleThe UK's largest friendly society, Liverpool Victoria, says that elderly parents will receive £21 billion in unpaid care and assistance from their adult children this year. The report highlights the...
  • Australian private hospitals group buys Capio UK Ramsay Healthcare, the largest private hospitals group in Australia, has bought the UK's fourth largest private hospitals operator Capio UK for £193 million, it has been confirmed.The hospital group,...
  • PruHealth to partner with Boots to make health checks accessible in-store PruHealth logoPruHealth has a new screening partnership with high-street chemist Boots to make it easier Boots PMI customers to undertake health checks once a year within selected larger Boots stores. This service...
  • International health insurance vital for peace of mind Medicare International logoInternational health insurance is still highly valued by expatriates, according to new research from MediCare International. 70 per cent of respondents in its recent survey said that international...
  • Insurer says 2008 too early passport stampLegislation to make health insurance compulsory for expats in Bahrain is likely to help the private sector grow, says health insurance company Bahrain National Life (BNL). "At the macro-economic...
  • Goodhealth improves International Healthcare Plan Goodhealth logoLeading international health insurance provider Goodhealth Worldwide has announced a number of changes to its flagship International Healthcare Plan (IHP) product. Key new added benefits include:...
  • Care and cover for expats American Express Travel InsuranceAccording to official statistics, 500 leave the UK every day to live or work abroad. Many countries do not offer free healthcare and American Express discusses what happened to one expat who was...
  • Global support centre to open in Copenhagen BUPA International logoThousands of travellers are to call a centre in Copenhagen, where insurer IHI has an international office for travel and health insurances. International Health Insurance Denmark (IHI )in Copenhagen...
  • Bupa International will pay all bank charges on claims settlement BUPA International logoBupa International will pay all bank charges associated with the settlement of claims through wire transfer under its private health insurance policies. This change forms part of a move by Bupa...
  • PruProtection aims to shake up market PruHealthPrudential, Britain's second biggest insurer, is aiming to grab a 10% share of the life, critical illness and income protection insurance market after teaming up with South African group Discovery....
  • Latest results from Bupa BUPA small logoPrivate healthcare giant Bupa banked a 47% jump in profits after customer numbers grew amid buoyant economic conditions earlier this year. The privately-owned company, which specialises in insurance...
  • Bupa health insurance saves man's legs BUPA small logoThanks to my Bupa membership, I still have two legs says Mr Davison of West Sussex, recalling the excellent Bupa-funded treatment that he received when he experienced terrible leg pain one night....
  • Expats risk losing free healthcare in France Eifel tower franceThousands of British expats who have moved to France for early retirement could lose their rights to free state healthcare following a change in social security laws. The warning follows reforms...
  • Bupa Arabia seeks to raise cash BUPA small logoBupa's Saudi subsidiary will seek to raise money on the stock market in an initial public offering that may take place early in 2008. The Saudi government has granted approval to Bupa Arabia to...
  • Bupa Arabia authorised BUPA small logoThe Saudi Council of Ministers has given approval to Bupa Arabia to operate as a licensed cooperative health care insurance company in the kingdom. The company is currently known as Bupa Middle East....
  • Bupa in Australian Merger BUPA small logoBupa, the UK health insurer, has confirmed its intention to create Australia's biggest health fund by merging its local division with MBF, the market's second biggest player. The bid is around £740...
  • AXA reduces prices AXA sunlife logoAhead of expected intense competition from PruProtect, AXA has lead what many other insurers are expected to do publicly or Just over half of all prices are reduced.The average reduction is 3.5%....
  • Standard Life wins award for children's concerts Standard life logoStandard Life has won the Arts, Business & Sustainability category at the Arts and Business Awards, in recognition of the company's established and ongoing partnership with Children's Classic...
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