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Positive Developments In Group PMI

In Business, Employee Benefits, Group Income Protection by Paul Howell

It is a word that is often overused, but the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has been ‘unprecedented’. One of the sectors in particular that has experienced a significant amount of upheaval has been the group medical insurance industry.  In addition to supporting employers and employees adapt to working remotely, the sector has also seen NHS waiting lists rise to …

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NHS Waiting Lists At Highest Level Since Records Began

In Healthcare, Industry News by Paul Howell

Worrying times ahead for people awaiting routine or non-urgent treatment through the NHS. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to run its course, a devastating toll is being taken on the NHS, with non-COVID-19 patients affected in particular. NHS waiting lists are now at their highest since records began, as the COVID-19 lockdown continues to prevent patients from accessing vital care …

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Private Medical Insurance: Creating Choice & Reducing The NHS Burden

In Healthcare, Industry News, Insurance by Paul Howell

Higher earners should pay for private healthcare to alleviate pressure on the NHS, leading eye surgeon says… Individuals who earn above a certain amount should pay for private healthcare to help relieve pressure from the NHS, a leading eye surgeon has said. According to Dr Allon Barsam, co-owner of Ophthalmic Consultants of London in the Harley Street area, the impact …

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Health Insurance Scams: How To Avoid Them

In Healthcare, Industry News, Insurance by Paul Howell

As health insurance scams have increased by 15% during the covid-19 pandemic, we explain why you should always look to partner with a trusted adviser… A saddening reality of the coronavirus pandemic is that nefarious individuals have used the crisis to attempt to scam unsuspecting people into taking out financial services products that do not necessarily meet their needs. According …

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How Employee Needs Will Change In A Post-COVID World

In Business, Employee Benefits, Industry News by Paul Howell

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on both employers and employees alike has been unprecedented. Businesses that thought they were all but immune to crises suddenly discovered they weren’t and more individuals than ever before have been furloughed or working from home. But while many of the changes to working arrangements and workplace policies were implemented as a direct result …

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Prostate Cancer Mortality: Deaths Predicted To Fall By Almost 10%

In Healthcare, Individual, Insurance by Paul Howell

This year, deaths from prostate cancer are forecast to fall in the UK – and across Europe – thanks to better diagnosis and treatment, new research reveals. It’s welcome news considering that prostate cancer is the third most common cause of cancer deaths in the UK (behind only lung and bowel), accounting for around 7% of total deaths each year. …

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Can Smartphones Help Protect Mental Health During Lockdown?

In Health and Wellness, Individual, Mental Health by Paul Howell

As we all adapt to the challenges, stresses and strains of being locked down, research suggests smartphones could help in monitoring the mental health impact of Covid-19. While there is a huge amount of focus, quite rightly, being placed on the physical health implications of COVID-19, conversations about the impact on our mental health don’t seem as abundant. But the …

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Frequent Teeth Brushing Linked To Decreased Risk Of Diabetes

In Health and Wellness, Healthcare, Individual by Paul Howell

People who brush their teeth frequently may have a reduced risk of diabetes, while individuals who neglect their oral hygiene could actually increase their risk, new research suggests. What is diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic condition that causes people to have too much glucose (sugar) in their blood. If left untreated, diabetes can lead to serious health complications, including problems …

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Let’s Keep Business Protection Front Of Mind

In Business, Industry News, Protection by Paul Howell

Business protection, or Key Person Insurance as it’s also known, is insurance that helps protect a business against the financial effects of a key person being diagnosed with a critical illness or dying. When you consider that for the majority of businesses, their most valuable asset is there people, by not taking out business protection, they are risking their entire …