Private medical insurance

How businesses can support the NHS and help employees

Businesses should take a more proactive approach to their employees' health and help take the strain off the NHS.

Uber to give drivers medical cover, sick pay and other benefits

24 May 2018

Uber is to introduce numerous protections for its drivers through a new insurance scheme, including sick pay and maternity and...

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Wellbeing technology in the workplace: implantable sensors

Wellbeing technology in the workplace: trending now and in future 

4 Jan 2018

In part two of a major guide, Stephen Haynes looks at emerging wellbeing technology in the workplace that has the...

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10 benefits to include in a flexible benefits scheme

24 Aug 2017

Flexible benefits schemes can help to boost employee recruitment and retention by increasing the range of benefits available to employees....

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Healthcare trusts: Watch out for tax rule changes

6 Jun 2017

Many employers use healthcare trusts and medical master trusts to deliver healthcare benefits to staff. But new rules on tax...

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Mental health risk: employers and insurers need a joined-up approach

23 Aug 2016

Employers should address rising stress and mental health risk through collaboration between internal departments and insurance providers. A dedicated employee...

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Can income protection insurance fund return to work?

18 Feb 2015

The Government is soon to launch a national Fit for Work service, including a tax exemption of up to £500...

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An introduction to private medical insurance

18 Nov 2010

Private medical insurance: executive perk or absence management tool?Sickness absence is a key issue for UK business. When employees fall...

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Ten reasons for an employer to offer PMI

25 Oct 2010

Sometimes it’s easy to think of private medical insurance as a perk offered to your most senior staff. It can...

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Corporate healthcare trusts

18 Feb 2010

Healthcare trusts (HCTs) are a viable alternative to conventional private medical insurance for larger organisations.Some administration companies assert that HCTs...

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Corporate PMI suppliers and tax issues

18 Feb 2010

CORPORATE PMI PROVIDERS:Here are some of the major suppliers of corporate private medical insurance in the UK:AXA PPP Healthcare provides...

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Cutting costs

Ten ways to cut your PMI costs

18 Feb 2010

1 What cover do you need?Most cover will include access to high-cost London hospitals, which can hike up costs. If...

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Buying through a broker

How do I buy private healthcare – direct or through a broker?

18 Feb 2010

PMI can be bought directly from the provider. Some firms have procurement departments which work closely with HR and then...

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Healthcare options

What types of medical cover can I buy?

18 Feb 2010

According to the Association of British Insurers, private medical insurance is designed to cover treatment for curable, short-term illness or...

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The most important issues in PMI

18 Feb 2010

If you are an employer that has never bought in PMI before it is worth asking the following...

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