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Health insurance news : August 2007

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest information on new health insurance plans, product developments and scheme changes.
  • Critical illness cover not wasted on the young, says moneysupermarket.com moneysupermarket.com travel and health insuranceYouth is wasted on the young - but insurance is not, says new research from moneysupermarket.com that shows the average age to buy critical illness cover is 33. The research highlights it is not...
  • Sale of BUPA Hospitals approved BUPA Hospitals logoEuropean Union antitrust regulators have approved the proposed sale of BUPA's British hospital division to Cinven Ltd., a private equity firm also based in Britain. In a statement, the European...
  • British Insurance launches another new income protection product British Insurance logoBritish Insurance has launched a new mortgage payment protection insurance product with 30, 60 or 90 day excess periods, in addition to its existing back to day one offering. Assurant Solutions has...
  • New rules for new UK expatriates in Spain Spain Sagrada FamiliaAlthough introduced in March, getting any new rules in Spain to be operational takes time. At last, the changes have just reached the provinces. UK expats wishing to make a new life in Spain now have...
  • Planning a long break? Fill any gaps in your insurance cover advises American Express American Express Travel InsuranceBy 2016 one in eight Britons will plan to retire abroad, whilst by 2025, two million Britons will own a second home abroad. Travellers planning an extended visit will require specialist insurance, as...
  • Overgrown school area set for a makeover, Bupa Style BUPA small logoTwo Bupa Health Insurance teams are getting ready to get their hands dirty on Wednesday 29th August.They are set to clean up what is currently an overgrown area for local children at Brownlow Fold...
  • Quinn: Idea from Ireland Quinn GroupQuinn Healthcare, who recently bought Bupa's Irish health insurance business, has a novel idea that UK insurers may want to copy. Quinn Direct, an insurer that operates in Ireland and the UK, is...
  • Bupa rebuffed by MBF BUPA small logoMBF Australia Ltd has said no to a potential takeover from Bupa and decided instead on a share market listing. But the fate of MBF is far from sealed, with UK-based Bupa understood to be weighing up...
  • Income protection insurance needs a revolution defaqtoInsurer apathy is the biggest threat to the development of the income protection insurance market and the cause for the current sales slump, leading financial research company Defaqto warns in a new...
  • TheInsurance Surgery is moving The Insurance SurgeryThe Insurance Surgery is expanding to new larger premises with effect from Wednesday 29th August 2007, new contact details are;- King Edward House1 JordangateMacclesfieldSK10 1ES Telephone Number...
  • Norwich Union revamps equity release proposition norwich union healthcareNorwich Union has launched its Equity Release Promise Service and added fixed interest rates and flat rate application fees to its equity release range. The Equity Release Service Promise processes...
  • Paymentshield pulls income protection product PaymentshieldPaymentshield has withdrawn an income protection insurance product that provided protection to policyholders for the duration of their illness. Chris Traynor, sales and marketing director of...
  • Two Royals end insurance merger talks Royal Liver logoROYAL Liver, the Liverpool-based insurer, has decided to go it alone, ending talks with the UK's largest mutual life and pensions company, Royal London. A merger would have been the largest tie-up in...
  • Unum slams Defaqto's income protection report UnumLeading income protection insurer Unum has criticised Defaqto's recent report on the product An unhappy insurer says the report ignores the hard work insurers have been putting in to improve the...
  • Businesses need income protection legal and general logoLegal & General, a leading insurer, stresses the importance of income protection to small businesses. Bonnie Burns, Legal & General's Protection Product Marketing Director says, Business protection...
  • Medical Tourism Association has launched Medical Tourism Authority logoIt is an association made up of the top international hospitals, insurers, educational institutions, other affiliated companies and industries for the common purpose of increasing the awareness and...
  • Alcohol and obesity risks from Medicare International Medicare International logoDrinking is the last vice to go amongst health-troubled patients, and some believe the obese should not be privy to all forms of healthcare, research from MediCare International has revealed. Despite...
  • Kids go free with AA Travel Insurance The AAWith the big holiday rush following the end of the school summer term, AA Insurance has not only slashed premiums for online customers but is offering free cover for kids, too. The AA has cut...
  • The cost of US healthcare according to Michael Moore Latvia - doctor money in pocketMichael Moore, director of "Fahrenheit 9/11," the highest grossing documentary of all time, sets his sights on the American healthcare system and the corruption within. His film Sicko, is awaiting a...
  • Holidaymakers run the risk without insurance, says moneysupermarket.com moneysupermarket.com travel and health insuranceMany British holidaymakers are prepared to run the risk of travelling without insurance, according to new research. A survey conducted by Survey Monkey of 1,011 UK adults showed one in five people...
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