There is a lot of confusion over what Brexit means for the health cover of Britons living in France. Kalba Meadows who heads up Remain in France Together (RIFT) has taken a look at what would happen to our healthcare after Brexit, in both a deal and a no deal scenario. Yesterday evening, many people found an unwelcome update from the UK government in their inbox, about healthcare for British citizens living in the EU if there is no deal. It stated - rather blandly and as though it was of no great import - this: “If you have an S1 certificate, it will be valid until 29 March 2019. After this date, the certificate may not be valid, depending on decisions by member states.” Unsurprisingly this has provoked something of a reaction today and has been picked up by many newspapers. And confusion reigns about post-Brexit healthcare in France for British residents, especially for those who are covered by the current reciprocal health care arrangement … [Read more...] about Brexit: What will happen to your health cover in France (deal or no deal)
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Gary McDonald Business Editor 26 September, 2018 01:00 THE north's largest private healthcare provider Kingsbridge Private Hospital has unveiled an industry-first free ‘health' club which will proactively engage with employers and employees to encourage physical as well as mental health and well-being in the workplace.Kingsbridge, part of the 3fivetwo Group (www.3fivetwo.com), is offering a new exclusive Diamond Club for businesses which will have two main pillars and no membership fees.The‘Wellbeing at Work' initiative effectively brings the expertise of a hospital to the workplace, helping staff to make the right choices and be proactive about their own health.And the 'Kingsbridge Diamond Club Card' gives employees exclusive access to a website that allows every member to ask the hospital GP a question via email and allows them to obtain a same-day referral letter and an appointment to see the consultant immediately thereafter. Mark Regan, chief executive at … [Read more...] about Kingsbridge corporate health club initiative ‘will bring hospital to workplace’
Protection insurers paid out a record-breaking £5bn in claims last year in income protection, critical illness cover and life insurance. Consumers received £13.9m a day in payouts in 2017, according to the Association of British Insurers, a trade body, illustrating the enormity of the industry. It is no wonder then that many consumers find themselves at a loss when trying to get their heads around the dizzying array of cover. A common distinction people struggle with, for example, is the difference between health cover and permanent health cover – also known as income protection. Despite their very similar names, the two policies are completely different. So what exactly is income protection insurance? Income protection Sometimes confusingly referred to as permanent health insurance, income protection cover is a policy designed to provide you with a financial lifeline if you are unable to work for a sustained period due to illness, injury or if you suffer a cut in … [Read more...] about Health cover and permanent health cover: what’s the difference?
0 Have your say A law firm which is leading a national campaign that could force every employer to provide a mental health first aider has hired more staff. Led by managing director, Jodie Hill, Leeds-based Thrive Law supports business owners and employees across the region Ms Hill is an ambassador for mental health awareness in the workplace. The company has hired solicitor Imogen Hamblin, alongside Beth Laws who joins as a paralegal; Emelia West, who is completing a work placement as marketing intern and Sonia Kullar who has joined on a summer vacation scheme. Ms Hill said: “I am delighted to welcome Imogen, Beth, Emelia and Sonia to the Thrive team. Having launched the business earlier this year, it’s fantastic to be in the position to create jobs and provide work experience for the upcoming talent in the industry.“I’m pleased to be able to work alongside inspirational young women, working hard to make a positive difference in … [Read more...] about Law firm behind mental health campaign keeps growing
Tobacco barrons have been handed more than £30m in public money by town hall chiefs across Tyne and Wear – despite high profile efforts to combat smoking in the region. The Tyne and Wear Pension Fund - which is managed by South Tyneside Council - has £31.133m invested in British American Tobacco (BAT).This is despite the efforts of council chiefs all over the region to cut the number of smokers - and their cost to health services and local authorities.The pension fund covers retirement schemes for employees of Sunderland City Council, South Tyneside Council, Gateshead Council, Newcastle City Council and North Tyneside Council, as well as other organisations, and - as of March 31 - was worth £8.24billion.The choice of investments was originally revealed by a series of freedom of information requests submitted by The Guardian, which claimed local authorities throughout the country had invested more than £1.7bn with various tobacco firms through their pension … [Read more...] about Councillor slams ‘inappropriate’ investment in tobacco industry to fund local authority pension schemes