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Brokers looking for more healthcare policy support

Healthcare intermediaries are not getting the support and services they require to promote healthcare policies, according to research from cash plan provider HealthSure.

It says 70 per cent of brokers have been asked about healthcare insurance by clients over the last two years but only 30 per cent had sold cash plans.

Many intermediaries say they need direct access to a dedicated and informative support team. Other needs include detailed technical information and sales and marketing support to highlight PMI benefits to corporate customers.

HealthSure is enhancing its support to intermediaries with a dedicated phoneline to handle enquiries.

The survey, which questioned 50 brokers, was conducted by Global Marketing in January.

Marketing communications manager Raman Sankaran says: “We are keen to support intermediaries and do all that we can to help them sell more policies.”

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