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Health insurance news : January 2007

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest information on new health insurance plans, product developments and scheme changes.
  • Cash in on your New Year resolutions with PruHealth PruHealth logoVowing to 'get fit' and 'sort out our finances' are two of the most common New Year's resolutions in the UK, and this year PruHealth, the innovative private medical insurer, can help you keep both...
  • Launch of international health insurance product for people with parents living abroad February sees the launch of Kinsure, a specialist provider of insurance policies for people living abroad and their families.Kinsure was set up as a result of the personal experience of its founder...
  • Overeating inflates life insurance cost as well as waistline legal and general logoPiling on the pounds can do more than just damage your health - it could also leave you out of pocket.Weight can have a significant impact on your life insurance premium, Legal & General has warned,...
  • Virgin Money comments on Cancer Research UK 'Fate' findings Virgin Cancer CoverResearch from Cancer Research UK has suggested that over a quarter of the UK population believe fate not lifestyle will determine whether they get cancer or not. People were asked if they thought...
  • Bupa supports cancer charity BUPA small logoBupa Health Insurance has given £50,000 worth of creative help and marketing advice to the Bury Cancer Support Centre, which helps more than 2,000 cancer sufferers each year. Forty volunteers...
  • Bupa link with Fitness First BUPA small logoPrivate medical insurer Bupa and national health club chain Fitness First are joining forces in a campaign to help get Britons healthy. Throughout 2007, more than 6000 Fitness First annual...
  • PMI news : AIG withdraws Healthnow AIG direct logoAn unusual type of medical insurance set up by AIG - whereby the customer only pays for cover against the most common conditions with long NHS waiting times- has been withdrawn, AIG Direct expects an...
  • Critical illness insurance news : AIG Direct launches Cancer Support Plan AIG direct logoCancer Support Plan from AIG Direct gives you the comfort of extra financial support when you and your family need it most of all. This Cancer Support Plan can help ease the money worries that cancer...
  • PMI news : Exercise for vanity and health BCWA Healthcare logoVanity is more important than medical advice and public health campaigns in making people do more exercise and eat better diets, according to a survey commissioned by the private medical insurer...
  • Personal Accident news : Accident prone construction bulls Standard life logoThose of you who wish to steer clear of danger might avoid walking under a ladder. However, for those Taurians out there it really could make the difference between arriving safely and coming a...
  • Brits lost £31.65 billion through illness and injury Standard life logoAccording to new research from Standard Life, nearly 6 million Brits have lost income through illness and/or injuries that prevented them from working. A staggering £31.651 billion has been lost in...
  • Critical illness news : Unum updates definitions UnumProvident has updated its individual critical illness product, Elixia 123, to be in line with the Association of British Insurers' revised Statement of Best Practice. The ABI guidelines which...
  • Your Health Plus Limited goes bust Bracknell based YourHealth Plus launched into the medical insurance market in 2005, but has gone into administration after management changes and financial difficulties last year. The reason for the...
  • Exeter Friendly updates PMI plans Exeter Friendly logoExeter Friendly have updated their private medical and international private medical plans. The main change is in the shared risk product Shared Care.It is now limited to in-patient and day-patient...
  • Health Shield updates health cash plans Health Shield logoWith the launch of updated plans for 2007, Health Shield has added a new policy for those aged 65 and older. Direct Plus Healthcare is similar to the revised products for those aged 16 to 64.It has...
  • Top ten reasons for not getting standard life quote Risk Placement services logoSpecialist life assurance intermediary Risk Placement Services - RPS, gives the top ten reasons why you may not be able to obtain standard terms for life insurance:-OverweightDiabeticHave...
  • Scottish Provident death rates fall Scottish provident logoFor its Self Assurance life range , including Self Assurance Term Personal and Self Assurance Mortgage, 92% of prices have fallen on sums insured above £100,000 Some price falls are up to 25%. Health...
  • Adventure holiday risks without travel insurance One in eight Brits will go on more adventurous and potentially risky holidays this year, but 12 per cent still don't have travel insurance, says direct insurer MORE TH>N.As winter sports fanatics...
  • New look website for Denplan dental insurance Denplan logoDenplan has launched a new patient section MyDenplan on its web site. It allows potential customers access to all the latest information about its products and services at the click of a button. The...
  • New expatriate insurance policies for Gibraltar, Spain and Portugal International health insurance provider A La Carte Healthcare has launched a new policy for businesses that want to insure individuals in Gibraltar. Lifestyle is underwritten by Allianz Worldwide...
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