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Health insurance news : September 2010

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

  • World Alzheimer's Day highlights need to plan financially for long term care dementiaAs World Alzheimer's Day on 21 September approaches, LifeSearch warns of the financial consequences for those who get Alzheimer's. Over 700,000 people currently have dementia and it is believed there...
  • Long Term Care explained with AdviceOnCare.co.uk AdviceOnCare.co.ukIf you need information about long-term care and don't know where to turn, AdviceOnCare.co.uk are care fees advice and planning specialists who can help you with all your long term care planning and...
  • Friends Provident improves critical illness policy Friends ProvidentFriends Provident has added mastectomy cover to critical illness and life with critical illness policies. In the event of a total mastectomy to treat a carcinoma in situ of the breast, it will pay...
  • Private healthcare 'offers piece of mind' ABI (association of british insurers) logoAn insurance professional has suggested that private health cover is often seen as offering extra piece of mind. Kelly Ostler-Coyle, media relations officer and a specialist in health and protection...
  • British Insurance will accept many public sector workers British Insurance logoWith government cuts expected to add thousands of people who work for the state or for organizations that rely on state handouts to exist, to the numbers out of work, many payment protection insurers...
  • Medicash to provide health cash to Chess Telecom employees MedicashMedicash has won a contract with Chess Telecom. The cash plan insurer is providing cover for the Chess workforce of more than 100 people.
  • Exeter Family Friendly to launch in October Exeter Family Friendly October will see a change of name for private medical insurer Exeter Friendly and income protection insurer Pioneer. Both products will be under the new name of Exeter Family Friendly.
  • Greenbee to become John Lewis Insurance John Lewis InsuranceThe John Lewis Partnership, a department store chain that also owns Waitrose, is changing the name of its direct services arm, Greenbee, to John Lewis Insurance.
  • UK and US regulators sign agreement FSA - Financial Services AuthorityThe Financial Services Authority has signed a memorandum of understanding with the new US Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. The agreement will enable better exchange of information between the...
  • Banks offering a raw deal to offline customers Which? logoPeople without internet access or who simply prefer not to bank online are missing out on the best deals for financial and insurance products, according to new research by Which?.
  • ACC Liverpool appoints Medicash Health cash planLiverpool based Medicash has won a contract with ACC Liverpool for a company health cash plan. ACC Liverpool is the home of the Echo Arena and BT Convention Centre, employing 100 people.
  • Bupa launches £1 a week cash plan BupaBupa has launched Cash Plan Fundamentals; a cash plan for businesses, starting from £1 per employee, per week. It offers three levels of cover giving employers the option to cover different employees...
  • Westfield in new partnership with Sheffield Wednesday Westfield Health logo - smlWestfield Health and Sheffield Wednesday have a new partnership for the current season. The agreement names Westfield Health as the latest SWFC Platinum Partner and the club's exclusive healthcare...
  • Pauper funerals a growing concern flowers at a cemeteryWith the average cost of a funeral increasing 42 per cent in the last three years alone, pauper's funerals have become increasingly common. Only recently, the family of Chris Sievey, creator of Frank...
  • Aetna expands Africa Health Plan options AetnaAetna Global Benefits has new health plan options to increase choice and flexibility for regionally mobile groups and individuals in Africa. The Executive Healthcare Plan now offers additional...
  • Moorhouse launches Moorlife MoorhouseWelsh broker Moorhouse has launched Moorlife to provide its general insurance clients with easy access to life insurance products. The new subsidiary, which has been formed in direct response to...
  • Aviva sponsors National Theatre Live AvivaAviva is sponsoring National Theatre Live in cinemas in the UK and worldwide. The sponsorship agreement will run for three years and helps the National's groundbreaking initiative to broadcast live...
  • Almost half would rely on savings if forced to take sick leave Turn2usAlmost half (46%) of UK adults would dig into their savings to support themselves if they became ill and had to take long term sick leave.
  • Tesco Bank and Fortis enter travel insurance partnership Tesco logoTesco Bank has entered into an agreement with Fortis to provide the underwriting, claims management and sales and service support to Tesco Bank's travel insurance customers.
  • Simplyhealth supports Memory Walk 2010 SimplyhealthFor the third year running, Simplyhealth is sponsoring Alzheimer's Society's biggest fundraising event - Memory Walk. During September, walkers will be putting their best foot forward in various...
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