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Too Busy Working to Check Out a Health Issue?

In Individual, Industry News by PCH Staff

People often say that there aren’t enough hours in the day and, according to recently released research from Bupa UK, that’s certainly true when it comes to making time for health appointments. In fact, Bupa’s research found that almost two thirds (64%) of London-based workers take a day of annual leave when they need to attend a medical appointment with …

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Private Healthcare: Affording Easy Access to Timely Surgery

In Family, Individual, Industry News by PCH Staff

A new report has revealed that patients nowadays are waiting a third longer for crucial operations than they were a year ago. In fact, delays of more than four months for hip, knee and cataract surgeries are commonplace and campaigners have warned that current waiting times are worse than ever seen before. To make matters worse, many of those who …

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Moving Abroad? A Good Time to Review Your Protection Needs

In Family, Individual, Protection by PCH Staff

According to recently released research, approximately 4.4 million holidaymakers suffered injuries while on trips abroad during the last three years and the total cost of all these injuries amounted to more than £1 billion. In fact, over one third (38%) of people who holidayed during that period suffered an injury and for 37.5% the average cost was more than £252 …

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Will the State Support Me If I Am Sick?

In In The Press, Individual, Insurance, Protection by PCH Staff

According to research recently released by ACE Group, there is growing concern amongst the UK population over the potential financial impact of critical illness and, more specifically, whether reduced financial support from the state for those affected will be enough to get by. Over 70% of the 2,500 people surveyed by ACE highlighted that they are worried about the financial …

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More Evidence to Support How Crucial a Financial Backup Plan Is

In Family, Individual, Industry News, Protection by PCH Staff

New figures have revealed a surge in the number of working age men and women suffering from strokes in the UK each year; a reality that adds further weight to the argument for having a financial backup strategy in place. The Stroke Association analysed national hospital admission data spanning 2000 to 2014 and found that the number of strokes affecting …

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Evidence Shows That Holidaying in the Sun Can Sometimes Come Back to Haunt You

In Individual, Insurance, Protection, Travel by PCH Staff

According to a leading cancer charity, the boom of package holidays in the sun that started in the 1960s has led to a massive rise in people over 65 developing skin cancer. New research conducted by Cancer Research UK shows that people in the UK over 65 are around seven times more likely to suffer from malignant melanoma compared to …

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Single – You Should Consider Life Insurance Even If You’ve Got No Dependents

In In The Press, Individual by PCH Staff

It’s a reasonable assumption that if you’re single and have no dependents, you don’t necessarily need life insurance. However, as we’ll show you, even single people with no children or other dependants to support can benefit from having suitable life insurance in place. Life insurance isn’t something that should be seen as a financial “jackpot” for your loved ones should …

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PCH Consultant Q&A June 2014 – Phil Knight

In Business, Family, In The Press, Individual, Industry News by PCH Staff

This month we have the pleasure of chatting with Phil Knight, one of our outstanding independent health insurance consultants based in West Yorkshire. Phil talks passionately about his time in the industry, what expertise he anticipates people needing in the future and where he sees the industry going as a result of recent trends… Hi Phil… Tell us a little …