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Health insurance news : November 2010

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest information on new health insurance plans, product developments and scheme changes.

  • A united front against dementia Dementia Action AllianceDementia is one of the greatest challenges facing our ageing society. There has been major progress in recent years in securing public and political commitment to responding more effectively to...
  • Mounting care home fees could wipe out wills Elderly couple coping with dementiaIncreasing care home fees could mean elderly people have nothing to leave in their wills. This warning follows a report that more than 20,000 pensioners had to sell their homes last year to pay for...
  • Councils will struggle to care for elderly people Logo - Laing and Buisson: Healthcare conferences and events in the UKCouncils and the NHS seek to make economies in the face of reduced central government funding. Care home operators could shift more of the burden of paying for long-term care onto private individuals...
  • Elderly people paying higher care home fees than a local authority Partnership AssurancePartnership estimates elderly people paying their own care home fees may be up to £111 more per week for the same levels of care as local authority funded residents.
  • Are fat taxes the solution? Friends ProvidentFindings from Friends Provident's Visions of Britain 2020 report into health and wellbeing show that 44% of people support the introduction of a fat tax with 38% agreeing that the NHS should not...
  • Managing stress is vital for business success Westfield Health logo - smlLatest statistics from the Health and Safety Executive reports that over 11 million working days were lost to stress in Britain last year with an estimated 415,000 individuals believing they were...
  • Legal & General dispels underwriting myth legal and general logoLegal & General is keen to dispel the myth that a high percentage of people get rated before their policy goes on risk. It is often thought that a high percentage, at least one in four, get rated...
  • Excuses, excuses, excuses confused.comNew research from Confused.com suggests the reasons why so few have taken out critical illness insurance, which pays out a lump sum if the person develops an illness or condition covered in the...
  • Denplan loses VAT case at European Court of Justice Denplan logoOn 28 October, The European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a decision on the VAT treatment of AXA's payment plan under the Denplan arrangements. The ECJ overturned the decisions of the VAT Tribunal...
  • Dublin based Allianz Worldwide Care placed on credit watch Allianz Worldwide Care logoStandard & Poor's Ratings Services has placed Allianz Worldwide Care Ltd (AWC) on CreditWatch with negative implications.
  • New Department of Health atlas will help insurers NHS logoA tool to identify variation in NHS healthcare services across England has been published by the Department of Health. It will help health insurers see where the NHS is doing well and where it could...
  • Insurer to get new offices AXA PPP Healthcare logoTunbridge Wells Borough Council has agreed not to buy the Land Registry building in Forest Road so that AXAPPP Insurance, the town's largest employer can buy it.
  • Temporary permanent disability stays ABI (association of british insurers) logoThe Association of British Insurers has agreed to keep the term total permanent disability in its updated statement of best practice for critical illness, due early next year, with a hopefully better...
  • Six in ten have no protection Scottish provident logoAccording to Scottish Provident's new Financial Safety Net Report 58% do not have any type of protection in place and 31% would be forced to drastically cut back on living costs should they or the...
  • Benenden Healthcare scoops large business of the year award Benenden HealthcareBenenden Healthcare Society is York's 'Large Business of the Year' at The Press Business Awards held at York Racecourse. The awards, in their 20th year, are organised by York newspaper, The Press and...
  • engage Mutual buys PHSA engage mutualengage Mutual has bought Provincial Hospital Services Association (PHSA), a not for profit healthcare provider specialising in health cash plans and private medical insurance, based in Bedford.
  • Advice for winter sports enthusiasts Age UKGordon Morris of Age UK Enterprises advises, "Winter has officially started and the ski season is upon us. Winter sports, including skiing and snowboarding, are no longer the preserve of the young...
  • People with HIV being treated unfairly by life insurers Compass Mortgage and InsurancesA survey by intermediary Unusual Risks says that few life insurers offer life policies to HIV positive people. It accuses the industry of living in the dark ages and stigmatising HIV positive...
  • Cricket's barmy army should be sensible when it comes to travel www.insurewithease.comHoards of cricket fans will be heading down under over the next couple of months to cheer on the England team. Online travel insurer, insurewithease.com, reminds cricket enthusiasts to make sure they...
  • People undervalue their life DatamonitorPeople are putting too much emphasis on price when insuring arguably the most important thing in the world, their lives, finds Datamonitor.
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