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News : February 2008

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private treatment in the UK.
  • Decisions in Ireland Ireland stickerIreland is a very unusual market for health insurance. There are only three insurers - VHI, Vivas and Quinn. But there are no fewer than six current court cases. The legal position is complicated...
  • Plans to launch mortage payment protection insurance Shepherds FriendlyShepherds Friendly will launch a mortgage payment protection insurance (MPPI) product. Shepherds Friendly claims its policy can help restore industry and consumer confidence in payment protection...
  • AXA seeks higher sums insured for business protection AXA sunlife logoAXA plans to revamp its protection software in order to introduce higher sums assured for its business protection offering. Business protection carries large sums assured because cover is usually in...
  • Help at hand for Bristol charities BCWA HealthcareCharities in the Bristol area are being encouraged to contact local insurer BCWA to make their case for a financial donation or help from staff volunteers. Last year BCWA donated more than £95,000 to...
  • William Russell amends products William Russell logoInternational health insurance provider William Russell has enhanced its Global Health Elite plan. Changes include:Oncology (i.e. any treatment for cancer) required on an in-patient or day-patient...
  • Don't get sick, take the right precautions Medicare International logoEveryday illnesses such as flu and colds can play havoc with anyone's lifestyle, but can also have more serious implications for the expatriate living and working overseas. Less well known, but just...
  • Sainsbury's life insurance offers 5% online discount Sainsbury's BankNew customers taking out Life Insurance online through Sainsbury's by 24th March 2008 will receive a 5% discount. Sainsbury's life insurance premiums start from as little as £5 a month. Claire...
  • Coping with a crisis: ABI advice on protecting your financial needs ABI (association of british insurers) logoNew research from the ABI shows that nearly a quarter of people have no idea how they would cope should they lose their regular income. Insurance can play an important role in helping people to...
  • Westfield makes donation for new ambulance Westfield Health logo - smlA South Yorkshire charity has received a boost towards buying a new specialist ambulance thanks to a £5,000 donation from Westfield Health. Barnsley Hospice provides specialist palliative care for...
  • Westfield sees Eye2Eye with charity Westfield Health logo - smlA charity that is dedicated to improving eye care for disabled people has been given a boost thanks to a £10,000 donation by Westfield Health. SeeAbility has a community development project in...
  • Westfield contributes to ExtraCare Charitable Trust Westfield Health logo - smlWestfield Health has donated £5,000 for medical equipment that will help people with mobility problems at a new village community. Westfield contributed the money to ExtraCare Charitable Trust, which...
  • Value-for-money essential health cover for expatriates William Russell logoWilliam Russell have announced that they have enhanced their Global Health Essential plan range to provide affordable cover in over 180 countries worldwide. Global Health Essential is designed for...
  • Tesco Dental Insurance offers Tesco logoUntil 5 March, Tesco is offering new dental insurance customers 1,200 free Clubcard points - the equivalent of £12 off shopping - or £48 in Deals tokens. Tesco Dental Insurance - underwritten by AXA...
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