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Healthcare Trusts vs PMI

Over the last few decades, private medical insurance (PMI) has become well accepted as ‘de facto’ in employment packages, particularly where businesses are aiming to attract and retain good quality people. But the financial pressures of recent years have led many businesses to question the viability of continuing to provide such a benefit. Certainly a … Continued

Understanding musculoskeletal conditions in the workplace

Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions can be defined as any injury or disease that affects the movement of the body, including disorders of the muscles, tendons, ligaments or nerves.  Most commonly these can affect the main joints, upper or lower limbs and the back. An estimated 17.8 million people are living with an MSK condition in the … Continued

What is Stop Loss Insurance?

Removing the risk with Stop Loss Insurance Any risk of claims exceeding the amount set aside in the healthcare fund can be capped by taking out Aggregate Stop Loss insurance. This will pay for any claims exceeding a specified amount, typically set at around 115% – 125% of the fund value for many Healthcare Trusts … Continued

Cancer and COVID: impact and implications

The coronavirus pandemic has, without a doubt, adversely impacted cancer services in ways that may never be fully quantified or qualified.  During the early days, the UK witnessed progressive service constraints across the board, but for oncology services, restrictions were implemented end to end, from pausing cancer screening, to seeking less risky alternative treatments for … Continued

Cancer treatment – market trends and medical update

Cancer is the biggest area of private healthcare spend in the UK. Undoubtedly, cancer remains the biggest area of spend in private healthcare and, according to our Clinical Support Team, this is set to continue. Recent statistics reveal that 1 in 2 people born after 1960 in the UK will be diagnosed with some form … Continued

Mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

It seems as though everywhere we turn the headlines are about mental health and the challenges we are currently experiencing in the modern world. Mental ill health is recognised as a significant cause of absence from the workplace however it is also a cause of much presenteeism, where employees continue to work in spite of … Continued

Healix launches 24/7 Virtual GP service

Healix Health Services has announced that all of its healthcare trust schemes will now include 24/7 access to GP telephone consultations via its new GP surgery app – TrustDoc24. “Scheme members can receive unlimited advice, reassurance, diagnosis, medication or referral whenever they need it, from wherever they are in the world. This is just one … Continued

Designing a sustainable healthcare scheme

4 key areas in healthcare scheme design There are four key areas when designing and managing a healthcare scheme that can have a significant impact on its affordability and sustainability.  At Healix we use our clinical expertise to recommend benefit packages and clinical pathways designed to optimise the achievement of your healthcare objectives within your … Continued

Healix voted ‘Best Healthcare Trust Provider’ for 8th year

For the 8th time in 9 years, Healix Health Services has been recognised by UK health insurance intermediaries as the ‘Best Healthcare Trust Provider’ in the prestigious annual Health Insurance Awards that took place in London on 17th October. The trophy was presented to Keira Wallis, Head of Clinical Services and Sally Campbell, Head of Clinical Development … Continued

Top tips for good mental health in the workplace

Stop the press! Work is good for your mental health! Lots of people find work good for their mental health for many reasons. However it is also important to acknowledge that at times employees can find themselves feeling stressed at work, and this may be due to pressures in the workplace, but also may be … Continued