GUEST BLOG: Health Insurance During A Health Crisis- is it needed?

Guest Blog: We asked Daniel Wade, Director of DJW Health Ltd to answer a commonly asked question:

Health Insurance During A Health Crisis- is it needed?

The short answer is probably no (I will explain!). However, financial planning is never about the short term.

We are all in a health crisis like never seen before. Covid19 has hit hard with huge pressure being put on the NHS. This has led to the NHS taking up beds within private hospitals to fight this. This is the correct decision for the best of the nation. However, there will be a knock-on effect for Health Insurance customers.

We expect lots of routine private treatment to be postponed throughout this pandemic. Therefore, what value is there in your medical insurance?

You need to consider the medium to long term when it comes to your health. The NHS have also cancelled all non-urgent treatment and therefore this will only increase the already huge waiting lists when we come out of the other side of this. This is when your medical insurance will be more important than ever.

If you don’t have any insurance in place currently, its worth looking into now for the medium-long term. Especially if you are self-employed or run a small business as your insurance will enable you to get treatment and return to work swiftly without lengthy waiting lists.

If you have health insurance with another provider (BUPA, AXA PPP, Vitality or Aviva in particular) and want to review your current policy, I am more than happy to do this for you. As a not-for-profit health insurer, we offer sustainable premiums with a customer service focus. Please feel free to get in touch. You might be surprised by the potential savings!


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Daniel Wade- Cert CII
Director of DJW Health LTD
Appointed Representative of the WPA Healthcare Practice PLC
M: 07795033060

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