Online wellbeing: surge in virtual healthcare

There is a surge in the use of virtual health care since the beginning of lockdown with twice as many mental health appointments. Employee benefits provider, Unum, has seen more than a 100% increase in the number of mental health appointments booked each month through...

Healthy lifestyles mean lower claims

Data from insurer, Vitality shows that people who engage in healthier lifestyles ‘Significantly’ claim less from their health insurances. A study published by The Lancet Public Health has revealed that health risks which can be improved by engagement with...

New mental health campaign launches as UK adults put off seeking help

Bupa UK has today unveiled the second phase of its ‘Is It Normal?’ brand campaign, which focuses on mental health after months of distress brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign asks ‘what is normal now?’, aiming to normalise seeking support for mental...

98% of protection claims are paid

With figures confirming that the protection industry pays out most claims it is difficult to understand why the general public are still not fully trusting, or embracing the need for protection. Almost 98% of protection claims were paid in the UK last year,[1] but...

PMI insurers step up COVID-19 support

Health insurers have reacted positively to their members coping with the COVID-19 introducing new services, amending terms and conditions and offering new and improving existing financial benefits with Enhanced NHS cash benefits, online clinical centres, expanding...