Archive for the ‘Health Insurance News’ Category

People considering private Healthcare Insurance over UK NHS

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

With the UK NHS becoming more and more overstretched people have started raising serious concerns on the long term future of this institution. The UK NHS is unchallenged around the world, though many health tourists have been known to have left the country without paying dues. With the current recession period in the UK, and funding becoming more and more difficult, many people are thinking of private Health Care Insurance for themselves and their families. (more…)

Health Insurance Concerns for Expats

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

A specialist insurance adviser suggested the large number of people living abroad and returning home from continental Europe should carefully review healthcare needs. People in hundreds and thousands are returning to Britain because of rising case of unemployment which is more than 14% in Spain, worsening exchange rate and construction industry. (more…)

1.3 Million Brits Failed to Reveal their Medical Conditions

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Brits travelling overseas find themselves spending more on their health because of failing to inform their insuring agent about pre-existing medical conditions. The report of Sainsbury Bank suggests that over the past 12 months almost 1.3 million individuals have failed to state their medical condition to their Health  Insurance company and almost half a million people with medical difficulties sacrificed their insurance when it came to travelling abroad. (more…)

Bupa’s Health Insurance arm Registers Profits even in times of Recession

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Despite the financial crisis in the UK, Bupa’s insurance wing had a successful 2008. The Health Insurance company witnessed an increase of 38% in their new business covering critical illness, life assurance and income protection. (more…)

Health Cards set to expire for Holidaymakers

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

If you are planning a holiday, do not forget to renew your European Health Insurance card (EHIC). Insurance cards of millions of holidaymakers are set to expire by the end of this month. Though three out of five people have an EHIC, almost 68% of them are not aware of when it expires, claims the Department of Health. (more…)

UK To Improve Rank In The Health Insurance League

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

UK to improve its rank in the health league table

National Health Service or NHS has decided to change gears to a kind of Health Insurance to match up with other countries. A study by a health group has revealed that the UK is not performing well in many indicators when compared to several other countries. It is important to offer universal cover and insurance benefits to compete with other countries in terms of a comprehensive health plan. Countries like Switzerland and Japan are way ahead of the US and UK. Even countries like Australia, Germany, France and the Netherlands are doing much better. Britain in fact finds a place much below at the health league table and is ranked seventh out of eight when it comes to cancer mortality and life expectancy and sixth in infant mortality. For a better performance UK must come up with new incentives like offering patients the option to choose companies that provide health insurance. The study also came up with a new model known as National Health Protection System (NHPS). In this system people can invest up to 2,000 per year tax-funded premium in return of guaranteed healthcare. If a country can be one of the leading sporting nations, it can also be a frontrunner in the health sector.