Health-on-Line, the online private medical insurance company, urges the public to ensure they are clear on the level of benefits included in their health insurance policy, following reports of an increase in demand for cancer screening, after details of celebrities currently receiving treatment for cancer emerge.
Mike Dalby of Health-on-Line, comments “The recent media coverage of individuals suffering from cancer has had a direct impact on the number of people seeking reassurance through medical screening and charities have already reported a marked increased in demand for smear tests in women under the age of 45. Although PMI is not designed to cover routine screening, if a routine screen identified an individual had cancer, a private medical insurance policy could assist in providing immediate access to the most appropriate treatment. And fast diagnosis and treatment of cancer can make all the difference. For individuals looking to take out PMI, it is important they are clear on the level of benefits available. We offer a modular policy, which allows individuals to tailor a policy to meet their own circumstances. We feel it is really important that all policyholders have access to the most appropriate treatment so have included in our core benefits, access to radiotherapy and chemotherapy and access to licensed drugs such as Avastin and Herceptin, for 12 months as standard. And if cancer treatment is an important consideration we provide our policyholders with the option to increase this to 36 months.”
Even if you already have cover in place, it is vital to review the benefits available on your policy and look around if you feel it is simply not enough.