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NU&#39s healthcare product gives choice between private and NHS

Norwich Union Healthcare is launching a private medical insurance scheme that will allow people to choose between private and NHS treatment.


The life office says it is launching the scheme because many people can&#39t afford private health insurance and others do not want to feel they have abandoned the NHS.


It says &#39Fair and Square&#39 provides a solution to these problems by offering affordable premiums and a choice between private or NHS care for people needing hospital treatment.


Policyholders that chose to be treated by the NHS will receive cashback of £250 per night or day for adults and £125 for those under 18.


They will also have access to Norwich Union Healthcare&#39s 24-hour GP helpline and cover for physiotherapy, osteopathy and chiropractic.

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