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Welcome to the Healthwise blog section. Below are a number of articles and information pages relating to the services we offer and news and announcements from the industry.

2nd June 2020

BUPA the UK’s largest health insurance provider has published a really useful document aimed at supporting SME staff during the Covid-19 outbreak. The coronavirus pandemic has changed our working lives. We are all at greater risk of stress, loneliness, exhaustion and sickness, especially those running a business. Looking after our health and wellbeing is more important than ever as we all try to adjust to a new normal way of working. Physically, changes in your routine may cause or exacerb ...

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29th May 2020

Medicash the Liverpool based Cash Plan provider has announced a change of its Virtual GP and Prescription Service provider to Medical Solutions which takes immediate effect. Paul Gambon – Medicash Sales & Marketing Director commented 28/05/20: Last night our current provider ceased trading and the Medicash Virtual GP App closed. As soon as we became aware that this was a possibility, we have worked tirelessly to ensure continuity of care for all of our policyholders and to put a new su ...

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22nd May 2020

Aviva healthcare has today announced a number of changes to its Health insurance proposition with updated services, financial support for clients struggling to pay the premiums as well as a new private GP provider. Aviva healthcare had already made a pledge to undertake an independent audit of its healthcare portfolio to see if it has financially gained as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown. It has today further announced that its going to write to all SME and Consumer Healthcare clients next wee ...

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18th May 2020

Medicash have stated that they have adapted its products and services to meet the very different world we live in due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Medicash is closely monitoring the evolution of the Coronavirus within the UK and is constantly evaluating the situation, including any potential knock-on effects to our services. Please be assured that Medicash’s Business Continuity Plan includes a section on Infectious Diseases which has recently been updated in relation to the current advice ...

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15th May 2020

Aviva have today followed the same stance of many other insurers by stating that it will independently audit the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, making appropriate refunds if they were found to have profited as a result of a reduction in claims spend. This initially applies to Consumers and SME healthcare clients; however its aim is to look at Large Corporate and Trusts in a similar way; however these are complex cases and need further consideration. Steve Bridger - Managing Director of Aviva U ...

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7th May 2020

Due to the COVID-19 virus we have changed our office hours to 9am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday during which time our offices will be manned by a skeleton staff, supported by staff working remotely. If you do need any assistance please contact us on 01384 456 345 or contact your usual Account Manager either by mobile phone or email and they will respond to you in due course. We are here to help and support our clients, so do contact us. Email contacts. If you have a general query please email  ...

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6th May 2020

Westfield Health the Cash Plan & Wellbeing provider believes it’s never been more important to support its clients than right now, as such they have taken steps to adapt its products to meet these testing times. They recognise that everyone is under increased pressure right now. To offer you more flexibility and to ensure everyone has the opportunity to submit their claim, they’ve extended the amount of time you have to submit your receipt after treatment from 13 to 26 weeks.&nbs ...

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