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Legal & General Group Critical Illness Add-ons (Adviser score 7.0)

July 2020 Legal & General: CI

Gold

Legal & General (L&G) has added a number of new support services to its group critical illness (CI) cover products. The enhancements are available at no extra cost and are provided through L&G’s partnership with healthcare services provider MEDIGO. The new add-ons are: A second medical opinion. Insured employees and their immediate family members can get their diagnosis and/or treatment for almost any condition reviewed by leading medical experts. A specialist doctor (or a team of specialist doctors) from a leading medical institution with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of the specific disease will either confirm the diagnosis and/or…
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Aetna International Wysa

June 2020 Aetna International: iPMI

Gold

Aetna International has partnered with Wysa – to offer a free mental health wellbeing app to its international medical insurance customers. Launched during the Covid-19 crisis, the timing is particularly appropriate, as people struggle to deal with new situations and do so without the support of traditional non-distancing help. The app is on top of recently enhanced member resources including the virtual health offering vHealth and the Aetna EAP (employee assistance programme). Wysa offers four key benefits: An AI driven bot (programmed by therapists and learned from over 1.5m global users), which provides natural language conversational mental wellbeing support 24/7.…
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Integra Global InCare

May 2020 Integra Global : iPMI

Silver

Underwritten by MGEN, with claims administered by Medical Administrators International (MAI), Integra Global has launched two new international health plans (iPMI). Both are available for individuals and for groups. The basic plan, InCare Life, includes comprehensive hospitalisation and rehabilitation benefits, plus 24/7 emergency medical assistance, life cover and mental health benefits. The maximum annual and lifetime benefit is $1m. The higher priced InCare Premier has a greater overall policy limit ($1.25m a year and $2.5m lifetime), plus private room cover and increased accidental death and dismemberment cover. On both plans the focus is on in and daypatient cover, consequently neither…
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Aegon UK Income Protection

May 2020 Aegon: IP

Gold

Aegon UK has updated its income protection proposition and the main change is a new two year option on its personal and executive income protection plans. In addition, the insurer has improved the personal IP replacement ratio from a flat 55% to a tiered ratio based on income. There is a lump sum death payment of £5,000 now on personal IP plans too. Accidental death benefit is available on all personal benefits (except gift inter vivos). On business benefits that include IP (except key person and executive), it is increased from £250,000 to £300,000 and from 60 days to 90…
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BHSF Rise

April 2020 BHSF: Other

Platinum

BHSF’s new Rise plan is an employee assistance programme (EAP) that offers personalised, on-demand and proactive advice and support from a range of expert mental health, financial and legal providers. The plan provides: •            A 24/7 counselling and advice line. •            24/7 phone access to personal legal information and support, provided by Irwin Mitchell. •            Face to face counselling. •            24/7 health and wellbeing advice and support. •            24/7 phone access to personal financial and debt information and support, provided by Auriga. •            Your Care Support – support for carers, provided by Tutella. •            Brain and Spine Foundation advisory service.…
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