Posts tagged “private health insurance”

Private Health Care: Smaller Is Best

January 4th, 2013
Private Health Care: Smaller Is Best

Insurance experts are suggesting that anyone in the UK who is looking to buy private health insurance should look at smaller operators. The big four insurance suppliers in Britain are AxA PPP, Bupa, Aviva and PruHealth, and together they account for 99% of private health insurance cover. However, some experts believe that this does not […]

Medical Bankruptcies Still on the Rise in Massachusetts

March 15th, 2011
Medical Bankruptcies Still on the Rise in Massachusetts

The State of Massachusetts set a new landmark in 2006, when they passed a bill to make buying health insurance compulsory. However it seems despite this new law, the numbers of people who are becoming bankrupt because of medical bills is still rising. According to the American Journal of Medicine the total number of personal […]

Are Obama’s Health Care Plans Unravelling?

February 2nd, 2011
Are Obama’s Health Care Plans Unravelling?

Despite trying to ensure that all US citizens are covered by health insurance, it seems opponents of the health care reforms are having success. The bill passed before the recent federal elections include a provision that all citizens must have insurance cover. The Government also included another provision that this will be subsidised for those […]

129 Million Americans Have No Health Insurance

January 21st, 2011
129 Million Americans Have No Health Insurance

With the new proposals for changes in the National Health Service (NHS), it is perhaps worth knowing a little of what’s happening in the USA. A new study carried out by Health and Human Services Department has found that 129 million Americans under 65 years of age while having medical problems, do not  have adequate […]

Private Medical Cover Could Save NHS Millions

January 4th, 2011
Private Medical Cover Could Save NHS Millions

GPs are being encouraged to ask their patients if they have private medical cover as it emerges that the NHS may save millions if existing private medical cover was taken full advantage of. Whilst the NHS tackles budget cuts and growing pressure on resources it is estimated that around £285 million a year could be […]

Review of private medical insurance planned

December 14th, 2010
Review of private medical insurance planned

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) plans to launch a review into the private healthcare market in the UK in early 2011. The results are likely to be of specific interest to companies that offer private medical insurance as a benefit for their staff, allowing them to see which insurers provide the best services and […]

Retired workers struggling to afford health insurance

November 16th, 2010
Retired workers struggling to afford health insurance

Many people enjoy a range of benefits as part of their employment contract, including private health insurance; however, when people retire they are finding it difficult to afford the cost of private medical insurance. Companies receive large discounts on insurance policies because of group discounts and doing their own paperwork; larger companies have also effectively […]

NHS Top-Up Plan to Allows Patients to Claim Out of Pocket Expenses

November 5th, 2010
NHS Top-Up Plan to Allows Patients to Claim Out of Pocket Expenses

With the NHS facing funding cuts of around £6 billion pounds a year, many people are having to pay for medical treatment out of pocket, and the expenses are beginning to rack up. Expenses for things not even related to treatments are also beginning to wreak havoc on people’s purses from parking costs, telephone fees […]

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