PatientChoice has introduced Premier, a new top-level hospital treatment plan.
As well as the benefits provided by the other two individual hospital treatment plans it offers, Premier provides you with money to spend on diagnostic tests with extra cover for specialist consultations and scans as well as medical procedures and operations. The allocation provided for the consultations and scans is divided into 3 separate bands, each with their own budget.
Hospital treatment plans are not conventional private medical expenses policies as they put you in charge of your healthcare, giving you choice and control, when you require an operation or medical procedure. Armed with a budget of money to spend, if you need an operation or medical procedure you can choose to have private or public medical care and be rewarded no matter what the choice - with money to pay for care if private treatment is chosen or a cash lump sum if the NHS is used.
At no extra cost, there is a treatment sourcing service to do all the work for you such as finding a specialist, organising appointments and arranging admission to a private hospital.
Private medical insurance: News update: 19 October 2010