National Friendly update their Private Medical Insurance for increased cover across the UK
In exchange for increased premiums, the extended hospital list will now cover a selection of hospitals based in Central London, which had previously been excluded from the plan. With 48%* of current Optimum policyholders hailing from Greater London, the news bodes well for future members in the area.
As well as this, the insurer's Out-Patient Plan has also been improved, and now gives customers the choice of either a £2,000 or £5,000 cover limit each policy year for an increased premium.
Julie Defago, Health Insurance Specialist for Flexible Health Insurance Brokers, commented on the recent changes: "National Friendly already had one of the most comprehensive hospital lists in the market but in response to feedback from members in the London area they are now offering a new extended hospital list. The extended list will enable members to have a full choice of health care facilities, and access to the Central London hospitals that were previously not covered. It is great to have providers listen and act upon new ideas, to help support their intermediaries and members."
National Friendly offer two private medical insurance policies that between them cover prompt access to a GP or consultant for diagnosis, a variety of out-patient treatments and a range of private in-patient and day-patient treatments and operations, and Optimum was recently nominated for "Best Private Medical Insurance" in the Cover Customer Care Awards 2019.
For more information about National Friendly and its products, please visit www.nationalfriendly.co.uk/
*Based on data from September 2017 to July 2019.
Notes to the editor:
Based in the centre of Bristol, National Friendly is a mutual society, with the aim of helping its members prepare for life's contingencies.
Established in 1868, it has no shareholders and exists to serve the best interests of its 33,400** members.
National Deposit Friendly Society Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.
Its vision is to be a forward-thinking and trusted mutual that meets the health, welfare and protection needs of its members through a portfolio of innovative insurance and savings products.
**As of November 2018.