#1 Access to GP Helplines
Sometimes, an ailment doesn’t require you to visit the hospital and you might just need some advice from a GP. Instead of calling your local surgery only to be told you can’t be seen for X number of days, or being out on hold for half hour to get an inconvenient time slot, many private medical insurers provide a dedicated GP helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
#2 After-care Services
Once you’ve been to hospital, undergone your treatment and are able to head back to the comfort of your own home, PMI providers don’t just leave you to your own devices. Access to specially trained advisors can help with any lingering worries or concerns that you may have, help with any questions you may not have managed to ask and provide the support you might need until you have fully recovered. The treatment of patients does not always finish when you have left the hospital and it is one thing that PMI providers take immense pride in providing.
Private medical insurance is expensive though isn’t it? Often it is offered as part of a Benefit package in the workplace but it isn’t as expensive as you might think. A healthy 30 year old, non-smoker living in the same post code as the Insurance Tailors office can take out a comprehensive policy for as little as £65 a month on a £350 excess. That’s the same price as a ticket to a football game in London before your pie and a pint!