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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.

28th April 2020

On the 24 March 2020 WPA the not for profit health insurer stated that it would look at the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, the insurer said it did not want to profit from a time of national emergency. Today WPA has announced that it will be making a rebate of 40% of the monthly premiums to its Individual and SME clients. Yet another shining example of an insurer doing the right thing for our mutual clients. A statement from WPA reads:- Why are WPA offering a rebate? In March, we committed to o ...

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24th April 2020

Insurers do in my opinion often get a great deal of negative press, often without justification, however the last few weeks has shown me that we are all in this together for the good of our clients. The insurers have not only had to deal with sorting out the logistics of staff working from home, they have also had to work swiftly to adapt products and services to help those in need of help & support. Whether that’s offering on line consultations with a specialist, Mental Health support ...

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21st April 2020

As insurers adapt to the COVID-19 outbreak and the lack of availability to access private care, AXA PPP has set out to remind clients of the many services it can provide. The attached document lists the services SME clients can access to support you during these challenging times. These include:- https://www.healthwiseltd.co.uk/uploads/downloads/Your%20key%20AXA%20plan%20features_718124.pdf EXPERT HELP Discuss symptoms 24/7 service Check your medication with a Pharmacist  Talk to a counsell ...

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8th April 2020

AXA PPP healthcare have today announced additional help and support for clients during the COVID-19 outbreak. Following Bupa’s announcement last week, AXA PPP has followed a similar theme to refund a proportion of premiums if it’s found that the claims costs have reduced due to the coronavirus outbreak. Tracy Garrad – Chief Executive Officer at AXA PPP today said: At AXA PPP healthcare, we're committed to treating you fairly. And to acting with integrity through these uncertain ...

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3rd April 2020

Today Bupa announces it’s going to undertake an impartial review to ensure it does not financially gain from clients being unable to access private treatment during the COVID-19 outbreak.  Alex Perry CEO of Bupa Insurance today said:  A rebate pledge to customers: As the UK’s independent hospital sector rightly joins the fight against COVID-19, some hospital procedures are being delayed, while other urgent care, such as cancer treatment, continues. Most treatments whic ...

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1st April 2020

For those businesses that are now working remotely, Bupa have a wide range of health support and services for you to access from your home, reflecting the reality that the country is now facing. These services are available for SME clients and the employees covered on the healthcare policy.  See a GP from home: A reminder that you have access to expert advice through your digital GP services, in partnership with Babylon. You can also use the symptom checker for a full range of conditions, i ...

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30th March 2020

Stay healthy at home To help members stay active whilst working within the government guidelines to stay at home, Vitality Health have put forward a number of options to support you during these challenging times. In addition we have included a link with the latest COVID-19 information for you to access. Coronavirus FAQs are updated regularly. Access Peloton Digital Membership. From 1 April To help make it easier and more rewarding to stay active at home, Vitality are giving members 120 days acc ...

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