Private medical insurance UK
Why firms believe that prevention is better than cure
In addition to offering private medical insurance UK firms are also beginning to encourage health and fitness. Of course, they're not adopting that policy because they're nice; they're doing it because it's cheaper to prevent you from falling ill than it is to treat you when the damage has been done.
Prevention is cheaper than cure, and it's much cheaper to help you look after your health now than it is to pay for expensive hospital treatment later in life. That's why in addition to providing private medical insurance UK firms are also encouraging people to adopt healthy lifestyles and to get fit.
To reduce claims on private medical insurance UK insurers often offer a range of services, including health screening and telephone information lines. A growing number of firms also offers complementary or alternative medicines, notably acupuncture, homeopathy and chiropractic, although some of the cheaper policies either exclude these treatments or limit the amount of treatment you can undertake. In some cases insurers also sponsor fitness clubs and health clubs, so for example when you go to the gym you can also book an appointment for a full health and fitness check.