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Aviva Solutions policy update April 2013

Posted by paulswanson on April 25, 2013

In an effort to keep up with current legislation and changes within the healthcare arena Aviva have made some minor adjustments to the Solutions range of products, these take effect from 6th April 2013.

Varicose veins

They have added wording to clarify when they will cover treatment for varicose veins of the leg.

These will be covered when:

The varicose veins are greater than 3mm in diameter and any of the following also applies:

They are causing ankle oedema of venous origin

There have been recurrent episodes of superficial thrombophlebitis 

A trial of continuous compression therapy prescribed by your GP for at least 6 months has failed

There is active or healed venous ulceration

Cancer treatment

They have added wording to clarify the following:

bisphosphonates are covered when they are being used to treat metastatic bone disease 

They  do not pay for monitoring after treatment for non-melanoma skin cancer.

Aviva_SME_Cancer__Varicose_veins_update_April_13.pdf