The self employed and owners of small businesses need private medical insurance, suggests a report by market researchers Continental Research, for private medical insurer BCWA
It says that nearly one in 10 self-employed people in Britain are losing money due to being forced to wait for NHS treatment. Private Medical Insurance has become vital to Britain's millions of self-employed population that nearly half now have policies. For those without a policy, cost is not the problem; it is simply that they have not got around to investigating it.
Jack Briggs, Sales and Marketing Director at BCWA, said: "People have fewer expectations of the NHS than they once did and now regard private health care as a lifestyle necessity; a shield against illness for themselves and their families. For the self-employed it is simply vital to the survival of their business. It offers affordable treatment that can be scheduled at a time to suit them, with the clinicians of their choice, which means the least possible disruption to their businesses. Many business people are unaware that as well as personal attention and treatment you can get preventative measures such as screening and cholesterol tests."
Private medical insurance : News update: February 2006