Medicash 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.
Medicash believes that it is the only cash plan provider to include the service in all their health cash policies at no additional cost. Best Doctors gives people diagnosed with a serious illness access to a second opinion on their diagnosis and treatment. After analysing an individual’s medical records, a medical specialist from an international panel of 50,000 doctors offers an independent assessment of their condition and can also advise on recovery.
Sue Weir of Medicash says: “Since last year the number of people accessing the Best Doctors service has increased by over 100% which proves the popularity of the benefit. When you or a family member is diagnosed with an illness it can be an extremely worrying time. It gives people real peace of mind when it matters most and can be potentially lifesaving.”
Medicash customer Francis Lees from Liverpool received advice from a neurologist at the Boston University School of Medicine in the USA after suffering from a stroke. He comments, “I was really impressed with the Best Doctors service I got through my Medicash plan. There was so much information in the report they gave me, it was very reassuring. It even referred to specialists in the UK who had done this treatment before so I could get even more information.”
Health cash plans: News update: 7 July 2010