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Simplyhealth named best health insurance provider

Simplyhealth has been named best health insurance provider at the Consumer Moneyfacts Awards 2011 after being voted for by consumers.

New international private medical insurance provider

New international private medical insurance provider

Now Health International launches as the newest international private medical insurance (IPMI) provider in the sector. The company enters the market with a suite of products able to satisfy the full spectrum of client needs and a market-leading service to brokers and planholders.

PruHealth launches new Personal Healthcare plan

PruHealth, the innovative health insurer that pioneered rewarding healthy behaviour, is to launch its new Personal Healthcare plan on 01 March 2011, providing comprehensive and flexible cover for individuals.

Leading UK mutuals come together in new partnership

A major partnership has been announced between two of the UK's leading mutual organisations, both of which are based in Yorkshire.

Alltrust and Bupa launch health insurance partnership in China

Chinese insurer Alltrust, have announced a partnership with Bupa International, the leading expatriate health insurer, which will combine Alltrust's local knowledge in China with Bupa's global healthcare expertise.

Simplyhealth launches health plan to support over 70s

According to the results of a recent survey carried out by healthcare provider Simplyhealth, affordability is key to maintaining the health and wellbeing of the nation's ageing population.

Interactive ‘Ouch Map’ experiment launched in UK

Interactive ‘Ouch Map’ experiment launched in UK

A fun, interactive social media experiment has been launched today to map minor injuries and see which parts of the body Brits hurt most – the world’s first Ouch Map has been launched by UK online health insurance provider Health365.com.

Kick the habit and save a packet

With Brits across the country pondering their New Year resolutions, moneysupermarket.com reveals those who kick the smoking habit could see a difference in their wallets as well as their health.

Brits doctor the truth at GP surgery

Saga Health Club questioned 12,339 people over the age of 50 and found that 22% would not tell their GP if asked, the whole truth about how much alcohol they drink and 17% would tell white lies about their diet.

Why Brits don’t bother with Critical Illness Cover

New research from Confused.com has revealed the reasons why so few Brits have taken out Critical Illness Cover, which pays out a lump sum if the policyholder develops an illness or condition covered in the policy.

Prevention is key in Mouth Cancer Action Month

This November is Mouth Cancer Action Month, which is organised by the British Dental Health Foundation. It says that 5,000 people are diagnosed with mouth cancer every year and 2,000 unfortunately die from it, which is one death every five hours.

Brits baffled by benefits from the welfare state

Nearly 40 million Britons are unclear of what kind of financial support they would receive from the Government in the event they or a family member were diagnosed with a serious illness, suffered a bereavement or a disability, according to Scottish Provident's Financial Safety Net report.

Brits confused about care options for elderly relatives

Brits confused about care options for elderly relatives

New research from specialist health insurer National Friendly reveals that as a nation, we are confused about how to help our elderly relatives when they need care.

Over 80% of people not saving for their care in old age

Over 80% of people not saving for their care in old age

New research from specialist health insurer National Friendly, reveals that 84% of Brits are not putting any money aside to pay for care when they are elderly, further highlighting the severity of the escalating long term care issue.

Brits delaying healthcare treatment due to cost

Almost 80 per cent of Britons are worried about the cost of healthcare and many are postponing or cancelling treatment as a result, research revealed today.