Stand up for not sitting down
March 7th, 2017
Health Insurer, Axa PPP, has highlighted the merits to health of breaking the sedentary cycle at work to feel more energised and productive.
International Insurers come together
March 2nd, 2017
International healthcare insurer, ALC, is to become part of US Insurer, IMG. It has been announced that the two companies are to come together to share strengths promoting growth.
Insurer calls for bold, ambitious action from Government
February 21st, 2017
Leading protection insurer, Unum, has responded to the government’s Green Paper consultation on work, health and disability calling for financial incentives for employers to invest in Group Income Protection (GIP).
New look for Simplyhealth and Denplan
February 20th, 2017
Simplyhealth are changing their look. The health and wellbeing insurer has a familiar brand but now aim to bring their different companies together under one new brand.
Traditional attitudes to insurance are letting staff down
February 3rd, 2017
Group risk policies, including income protection and critical illness, are for many employers seen as just for senior employees. This approach leaves many UK employees without the long-term protection they need when illness strikes. (more…)
DENPLAN’S RESPONSE TO THE SUGAR TAX
April 1st, 2016
Denplan, the UK’s leading dental payment plan provider, has welcomed the recent announcement of a tax on the UK sugary soft drinks industry. Denplan’s Deputy Chief Dental Officer, Dr Henry Clover, commented: “We’re pleased that the Government has listened to the scientific evidence and advice from various campaign groups, as well as the wishes of thousands of members of the general public, and taken appropriate action to implement a levy on the production of sugary soft drinks – a leading factor of obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay. (more…)
Bupa joins world leaders to call for concerted efforts to halt the global cancer epidemic
November 20th, 2015
Bupa, the global health and care company, has joined 250 leaders from government, UN agencies, academia, private sector and civil society at the 2015 World Cancer Leaders’ Summit (WCLS), organised by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), in Istanbul. To be discussed are the urgent actions needed to scale up international collaboration and reduce premature deaths from cancer and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs), by a third within the next 15 years. (more…)
Cigna and BreastHealth UK join forces to launch OneStop breast cancer diagnostic clinics
October 15th, 2015
Cigna UK HealthCare Benefits (Cigna) and BreastHealth UK have formed an alliance to offer Cigna customers OneStop breast cancer diagnostics from beginning January 2016. This new service offers customers rapid access to breast cancer specialists. (more…)
Aviva launches new group protection proposition
October 8th, 2015
Aviva is now one of the leading workplace insurance providers in the UK since its acquisition of Friends Life in April 2015. Since then, work has been ongoing to build a new Group Protection offering that takes advantage of the extensive expertise from both companies. Steve Bridger, Managing Director Group Protection at Aviva, said: “We want to offer our clients and members the best possible security and support when they need it most and the proposition we have created does exactly that. (more…)
Unum acquires National Dental Plan
August 12th, 2015
Unum has announced the acquisition, pending regulatory approval, of National Dental Plan (NDP), a leading provider of dental insurance through the workplace. This adds a valuable offering to the Unum portfolio of employee benefits products and services. Unum acquired NDP from Capita plc, in a deal worth £31.7M. NDP is the latest in a wider expansion of the Unum portfolio in the UK, which started with the introduction of Sick Pay Insurance in 2013. (more…)