Health Insurance Company Overview
Around 2 million customers and 11,000 companies in the UK currently use Simplyhealth’s services, which include private health insurance, group medical insurance, third party administration of large corporate healthcare schemes, and cash and dental plans.
Simplyhealth began helping people gain access to healthcare nearly 140 years ago, before the National Health Service even existed. It formed from a family of organisations known as BCWA, HealthSure, HSA, LHF and Totally Active, which came together under the current name in 2009.
Health Insurance Plans
Below is a summary of Simplyhealth’s most popular health insurance plans to help you find one that suits you.
Simply Private Health Insurance
Diagnosis and consultation make up the core cover of Simply Private Health, a private medical insurance plan that provides comprehensive health insurance cover. As well as your core cover, you can choose an additional three health cover options from a wide range of procedures and treatment. Simplyhealth also offer a Simply Dental Plan with four levels of cover.
Simply Cash Plan
The Simply Cash Plan from Simplyhealth provides health cover for UK residents aged 18 to 69. It helps budget for trips to the optician, physiotherapist, dentists and other healthcare profession, and will give cash back for check-ups, treatment or an emergency up to annual limits. Over 70’s are covered by their Simply Cash Plan 70 Plus.
Company Paid Health Insurance Plans
Simplyhealth offer a variety of plans for businesses. Choose from Healthworks, Preferential Private Health Cover, Accessible Private Health Cover, Care for Corporates and Cash Plans to find something that suits your budget. If you're looking for healthcare for more than 500 employees, Simplyhealth can provide a bespoke solution.
Get a quote now for any of Simplyhealth’s policies or call for free personal advice from one of our health insurance experts on 0800 862 0373
Health Insurance Company History
||From the mid-nineteenth century communities were able to fund their local hospitals by making a small contribution from their wages.
||MSHSF (Manchester & Salford Hospital Saturday Fund) was officially established as a hospital saving scheme in 1872. It was followed by and LHF (Leeds Hospital Fund), HSA (Hospital Saving Association) and BCWA (Bristol Contributory Welfare Association) respectively.
||After the launch of the National Health Service in 1948, HSA Charitable Trust was created in 1972, followed by Medisure a decade later.
||MSHSF and Healthcare Insurance Alliance merge to form HealthSure Group Ltd.
||LHF, HSA, BCWA, HealthSure, Totally Active, Remedi and Medisure all join the Group, which was fully regulated by the FSA in 2005.
||The Group comes together as one Simplyhealth, the company we know today.
||Simplyhealth announced their decision to purchase Groupama Insurances, a UK healthcare business, subject to regulatory approvals.
Health Insurance Company Statistics
- Simplyhealth has been conducting business for nearly 140 years.
- The company operates throughout the UK and provides cover for members on the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
- Simplyhealth currently employs approximately1300 people across their 4 office locations in England: Andover (HQ), Bristol, Leeds and Manchester.
- The company’s API is approximately £315.9 million, as detailed in its 2010 annual report.
- It currently looks after over 2 million members and 11,000 group schemes.*
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James Tudor House
90 Victoria Street
Bristol BS1 6DF
Tel - 0800 197 6997 - Sales Helpline, for sales and quotes
Tel - 0800 294 6796 - Membership Helpline, for policy changes and adding dependants
Fax - 0117 929 5539
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