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ABI launches new Health Insurance Guide

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has today published a new guide that showcases the value of Private Medical Insurance (PMI) and Cash Plans to consumers. 

The guide aims to help consumers understand more about what their health insurance options are, why people buy it and how it works, so that they can make an informed choice when buying a policy. 

ABI’s Assistant Director, Head of Health and Protection, Raluca Boroianu-Omura says:

“Health insurance is designed to work alongside all the services offered by the NHS, that customers can continue to access. The ABI’s new guide outlines some of the reasons individuals might choose private healthcare and how insurance can help them to access and fund this.

“Private medical insurers help individuals to gain access to specialised treatment, tests and scans. Insurers also look after the everyday health and wellbeing of individuals through cash plans for treatments like dental care and physiotherapy. Insurers provide valuable support at a time of need and we must avoid any further rises in the Government’s Insurance Premium Tax that impacts on the cost of protecting people and their families.” 

A copy of the Health Insurance Guide can be found here.

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Last updated 07/02/2017