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No better time to offer Private Medical Insurance to your employees

April 2022

The pandemic has taken its toll on the NHS, and record numbers of people are now on waiting lists for treatment. The latest figures estimate the number to be nearly 6 million. With demand for hospital treatment outstripping capacity even before the advent of Covid-19, the BMA says it will take years to clear the backlog, and, worryingly, cancer targets continue to be missed. In addition, the full magnitude of the pandemic’s effect on the mental health of employees returning to work is only just becoming apparent, and employers are being called on to provide help for the mental wellbeing of staff. With limited treatments, lack of choice and longer waiting times now the reality, people are increasingly looking to bypass the NHS and ensure speedy treatment through private health care. For employers, this presents a perfect opportunity to offer a first-class employee benefit in the form of Private Medical Insurance - available at a very competitive premium if purchased through your business. Turner Rawlinson’s Private Medical Insurance provides flexible cover that typically covers the cost of accessing diagnosis, along with treatment for eligible conditions in a private hospital or ward, with a choice of specialist. We arrange cover through market-leading providers, Aviva, Vitality or AXA Health, who between them have 65% of the market. Each is DEFAQTO 5-Star rated, giving you the peace of mind of dealing with an insurer you can trust. To ensure we provide a fair and comparable quote, we will approach all three, ensuring we secure the optimum solution for your needs. Wide-reaching benefits Typically, policy benefits include:

  • The flexibility to arrange appointments and treatment dates that fit in with a busy working schedule

  • Family cover, with some policies providing free cover for new-borns and extended children’s cover

  • Quicker access to leading consultants if further treatment is required

  • Swift access to 24/7 GP video consultation

  • The option for overseas treatment (up to the cost of UK treatment)

  • The relaxed environment of a private hospital, with single occupancy rooms and en-suite

  • Access to drugs that aren’t available to the NHS due to costs

Tailored cover As required, you can enhance core cover with various options, including Outpatient, Therapies, Mental Health, Dental & Optical and Travel cover. If you wish, you can further tailor your plan by looking at such factors as policy excess, underwriting type, hospital selection and ‘Consult & Select’. Act now Given that UK staff are absent from work due to sickness for an average of 4.1 days a year, which the employer needs to pay for, Private Medical Insurance will give your staff access to fast medical treatment and help reduce these costs. As a valued Employee Benefit, it will also help you attract and retain the highest calibre staff. To find out more, please get in touch for a no-obligation chat and quotation. Speak to our specialist Barry Langford on 020 8208 7091 or email Source BMA: NHS backlog data analysis


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