AXA PPP healthcare is writing to specialists to invite them to sign a contract that will confer 'fee approved specialist' status to secure quality, cost effective treatment for private medical insurance scheme members.
Group critical illness is experiencing a positive period of steady growth. Fiona Murphy takes a closer look at the market.
PruHealth and PruProtect have signed three year agreements with Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City to order to raise awareness of Vitality - the insurer's healthy living rewards programme.
Growth in the private medical insurance (PMI) market slowed to 1.4% in 2013 due to the squeeze in consumer spending and public healthcare funding; a study has found.
Healthnet Services Limited has completed the purchase of private medical insurance (PMI) intermediary Healthtrust Limited.
The Association of Medical Insurers and Intermediaries (AMII) has announced four new committee members following elections held at its AGM on 25th March.
The Association of Medical Insurers and Intermediaries (AMII) has written to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to express concern about the effect of unauthorised lead-generation websites on the PMI industry.
Bupa has reported an 8% increase in revenues to £9.1bn; according to the health insurer's preliminary results for 2013.
Healthcare research network The Cochrane Collaboration has begun a partnership with Wikiproject Medicine, to improve the reliability and accessibility of Wikipedia medical information online.
Nearly half of SME employees polled have said they would desire International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI) while SMEs are still grappling with the challenges of expanding overseas.
Fiona Murphy asks how the individual PMI market has fared over the past year and how it can combat lagging demand.
A new policy to regulate migrant access to the NHS has its stupidities, finds Richard Walsh
Demand for health cover was solid in 2012 and the number of policies moved upward, according to healthcare intelligence provider Laing and Buisson.
April UK has joined up with Cardiff Metropolitan University in an effort to bridge the growing private medical insurance (PMI) generation gap.
Bupa has today announced plans to offer commission to intermediaries on individual private medical insurance (PMI).
Healthier Solutions, Aviva's individual private medical insurance has achieved a 5 Star Defaqto rating for its comprehensive level of cover.
Knee pain sufferers are being let down by lack of treatment choice, Bupa has said.
Bupa has made a verbal agreement in principle with the Association of Medical Insurance Intermediaries to offer its individual PMI proposition through the body's broker members.
Cash plans will remain attractive even if the market lifts and focus on price is diluted, Simplyhealth has said.
Health insurance specialist APRIL UK is targeting £4m worth of new PMI sales through advisers in 2013 and is expanding its broker offering.
Bupa is in "discussions" with advisers about reopening the adviser market for individual PMI products after going direct to consumer in July, COVER can exclusively report.
PruHealth has announced a range of new commission structures on its individual PMI business.
While demand for private health cover may be stabilising overall, ‘very difficult times' are predicted for individual policies. Nicolas Culley finds innovation and customer service are key in fighting the channel's decline.
Expacare will be taking advantage of international private medical insurance (IPMI) market growth with two product launches planned before the end of the year.