Healix believes that healthcare trusts provide a much more transparent approach - both for the medical profession and for patients.
Bruce Eaton at Healix explains that case management is at the heart of making a healthcare trust a better solution for employers and patients, "The key to an effective healthcare trust is the expertise and knowledge that goes into the case management. The nurse-led approach, which we adopt, means that each claim is treated individually with a clear focus on the patient's needs matched to the most appropriate healthcare services available. It also means that any potential shortfalls in cover are identified up front. This means that the patient is provided with all the options available to them in terms of treatment - helping them make informed decisions about treatment they might want to have privately and treatment they can receive through the NHS. And this, in turn, means that employers, who are providing this vital healthcare to their staff, know that their employees are provided with flexibility and choice in their treatment whilst we have a focus on cost, without it undermining quality of care. With more and more companies recognising the advantages of healthcare trusts over traditional PMI, we hope that the OFT will take account of this alternative if it decides to conduct a complete investigation of the PMI market."