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News : July 2010

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private treatment in the UK.

  • Sainsbury's Bank Half a million with medical conditions jeopardising travel insuranceHundreds of thousands of British holidaymakers are jeopardising their insurance by failing to tell insurers of their medical conditions, according to research from Sainsbury's Travel Insurance.
  • HCA International HCA wins two 'Top Employers in Healthcare' awardsHCA International, which owns London's six leading private hospitals, has won two national 'Top Employers in Healthcare' awards in the prestigious Nursing Times and Health Service Journals'...
  • Exeter Friendly logo Exeter Friendly offers new underwriting optionsExeter Friendly, the private medical insurer, offers new underwriting options on Health Cover for Me and Health & Stuff plans. The addition of a full medical underwriting option, includes a new fixed...
  • LV= logo Holidaymakers ignoring vital vaccinationsLV= says that holidaymakers are putting themselves at risk of serious illness by not having recommended travel vaccinations, as GPs report a rise in the cost of jabs. More than a quarter of...
  • Scottish Widows - logo Scottish Widows could be next to be sold offThe summer sale of UK life assurers could include Scottish Widows. Owner Lloyds Bank is coming under pressure from shareholders to sell Scottish Widows, which could fetch the banking giant about...
  • moneysupermarket.com travel and health insurance Kicking the habit could have saved you £9150 since the smoking banThree smoke-free years could see ex-smokers save £9150 on the cost of critical illness insurance and cigarettes, according to moneysupermarket.com. Considerable savings can also be made on life...
  • Medicash logo Best Doctors helps MedicashMedicash is crediting recent new business wins to its two year partnership with global second medical opinion experts Best Doctors as customers rate it as one of the most valuable benefits offered.
  • Non-EU workers may have to buy health insurance Non-EU workers may have to buy health insuranceWhile immigrant workers who come to the UK from Europe are covered for basic medical care by EU rules, others are not. The number of workers entering the UK from outside Europe will be controlled by...
  • The Children's Mutual Children's Mutual stops most new businessThe Children's Mutual, a company that is the market leader in child trust funds that the government has decided to kill for new business from 2011, explains why it has stopped writing most new...
  • Expatriate Healthcare logo Expatriate Healthcare launches rewards schemeExpatriate Healthcare has introduced a reward scheme for both existing and new international customers offering discounts on premiums of up to 20 per cent. Premium Rewards are designed to reward...
  • Heath Lambert logo Heath Lambert to offer insurance for diabeticsHeath Lambert will provide travel and life insurance for health charity Diabetes UK. The charity represents the interests of people with diabetes, their families and carers.
  • legal and general logo Legal and General offers pay as you go indexationLegal and General now offers indexation on family and income protection products on a pay as you go basis. Indexation helps ensure that the sum assured keeps pace with inflation, to maintain its...
  • University of Gothenburg Testing cuts prostate cancer deaths dramaticallyScreening middle-aged men for prostate cancer can help to halve the number of deaths from the disease, scientists have reported. Research carried out by a team at the University of Gothenburg in...
  • LifeSearch The best unsung consumer benefitsProtection specialist LifeSearch has unearthed what it believes to be some of the best policy features that offer free additional cover to customers.
  • Medicash logo Work stress driving people to drinkMore than half the nation's workforce feels so tense at the end of their working day that they often have to reach for a cold glass of wine or beer to help them relax, a survey suggests.
  • Bupa Letting yourself go is bad for your healthBrits are putting their health at risk as investment in personal appearance has decreased since the economic downturn. New research from Bupa says that as purse strings tighten, taking care of the...
  • life insurance Life insurance escapes insurance taxLife insurers are breathing a sigh of relief as details emerge on the increase in insurance premium tax. The Chancellor did not apply insurance premium tax to life insurance products but the tax rate...
  • football Taking the pain out of injury timeRepresenting their country is the height of every soccer player's ambition. But sometimes that glory comes at a real cost to the player and his club. That is why most of the star players you will see...
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