Turner Rawlinson is delighted to launch a new service, Private Medical Insurance (PMI), providing an important and extensive range of healthcare benefits for your employees. This has never more relevant than in the current times, with the NHS under such strain.
No doubt about it, we are all very proud of our NHS and the services it provides. As we remain in the pandemic crisis, however, the pressure on the NHS, is overwhelming, with the current waiting list for surgery estimated at 5.5 million.
Longer waiting times, lack of choice and limited treatments are now very much the reality, with more people than ever looking to private health insurance to bypass NHS waiting lists and ensure speedy treatment.
In addition, as we return to work, the full impact of the pandemic on employees’ mental health is only just becoming apparent and it will be up to employers to provide help for the mental wellbeing of staff.
Our new Private Medical Insurance policy provides a flexible plan 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 deal with market-leading providers, Aviva, Vitality and AXA Health, who between them cover 65% of the market. All are DEFAQTO 5-star rated, ensuring total peace of mind, and offer a wide range of benefits, including:
The flexibility and freedom 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 GP video consultation 24/7
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 their high costs
Core cover can be enhanced, as required, with Out Patient, Therapies, Mental Health, Dental & Optical and Travel cover. In addition, such factors as policy excess, underwriting type, hospital selection and ‘Consult & Select’ allows you to further tailor your plan.
Buying through your business can result in substantial savings on the premium, while enabling you to pass on a top class benefit to your employees, helping you to attract and retain staff. Given that UK staff are absent from work due to sickness for an average of 4.1 days per annum, which you have to pay for, PMI will also help to reduce these costs.