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Health insurance news : July 2007

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest information on new health insurance plans, product developments and scheme changes.
  • Friends Provident for sale Friends ProvidentAlthough talked of as a merger, in reality, life insurer Friends Provident is for sale. Friends Provident, the FTSE 100 life insurer, looks set to become the focus of a bidding war this summer, with...
  • Norwich Union brand may be axed norwich union healthcareAccording to reports in local and financial newspapers, Aviva's new chief executive Andrew Moss is understood to be considering axing the Norwich Union brand altogether in favour of simply using the...
  • Resolution buys Friends Provident Friends ProvidentAlthough sold as a merger, owners of Scottish Provident, Resolution, have effectively agreed to takeover Friends Provident. Resolution has about £1bn of cash it wants to invest. Friends need capital...
  • Consumer confusion over equity release norwich union healthcareMore than half of Britons do not have a clue what equity release actually is, according to the latest research from Norwich Union, the market-leading provider in the equity release sector. In a...
  • Equity release key to care fees planning Symponia care fees planningEquity release is set to play a key role in financial advice and care fees planning for the over 65s, according to care advice firm Symponia. The company says more and more people are opting to stay...
  • A first on critical illness non-disclosure Friends ProvidentFriends Provident will pay a proportion of a critical illness claim where unrelated non-disclosure has happened. This initiative means that provided the non-disclosure is not related to the cause of...
  • Cover for rental portion of shared ownership mortgages British Insurance logoProtection specialist British Insurance is now offering borrowers with a shared ownership mortgage the chance to cover the rental portion of their monthly payment through a regular mortgage payment...
  • Payment protection provider British Insurance sale soon to be completed British Insurance logoSpecialist payment protection provider British Insurance is looking to complete its sale by the end of August and narrow the five potential buyers to one. The five are an investment bank, a high...
  • Payment protection insurance guide not helpful for consumers British Insurance logoThe Association of British Insurers' recently-launched Consumer Guide to Payment Protection Insurance is doing nothing to address the mis-selling issues and is not helpful to those purchasing cover,...
  • British Insurance launches best buy income payment protection policy British Insurance logoBritish Insurance has brought another market leading product to market, offering income payment protection insurance at a fraction of the cost of competitors and providing best value to younger...
  • Bupa hospitals chooses new name BUPA small logoBupa Hospitals have unveiled the name they will use when they become independent from the Bupa Group. Over the next few months, Spire Healthcare will become the new name for the 25 former Bupa...
  • Bupa International offers 24-hour online chat BUPA International logoBupa International's 700,000 members can now enjoy immediate 24-hour, personal access to a customer adviser from wherever they are in the world, thanks to the launch of Webchat. Webchat provides a...
  • Autumn price rises and other changes Standard life logoThe following small rate increases will take effect from 1 September 2007: 3.0% for individual Primecare range, EspritHealth and Choices3.0% for Company Primecare Plus3.4% for Company Primecare,...
  • Young people keener on private medical insurance BUPA small logoYoung people in the UK are increasingly prepared to opt for private medical insurance (PMI) to guarantee they have swift access to clean hospitals, a new study shows. Bupa's national The Health of...
  • Bupa takes training to new levels BUPA small logoA team of intrepid management trainees from Bupa UK Health Insurance have just returned from an intense five days in India where they worked with a charity in Jaipur, the Vihaan project, to help...
  • British in denial about the state of their health BUPA small logoDespite new health scares appearing almost daily and obesity rates on the rise, a staggering 12 million British people do no exercise. In addition, almost 70 percent of people drink four or fewer...
  • Healthcare in the Netherlands A typical Dutch windmillIf you are a UK expat in the Netherlands, or thinking of working there, then you need to keep up to date with the compulsory private medical covers which apply to expats as well as Dutch citizens. As...
  • Scottish Provident brand to be retained in merger Scottish provident logoResolution and Friends Provident have confirmed that the Scottish Provident brand will be retained should owners Resolution buy Friends Provident. The strategic takeover is unlikely to be completed...
  • Travel health insurance tell the insurer everything The holiday season is well and truly here and it is crucial to ensure that you tell your insurer everything to avoid a dispute should you need to claim. Medical information accounts for 50% of all...
  • Standard Life Healthcare launches modular product for small businesses Standard life logoStandard Life Healthcare has launched a new modular business healthcare product aimed at the self-employed and small businesses. The product 'business healthcare' allows a mix and match of benefits...
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