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SLHC targeting mid-sized firms

Standard Life Healthcare is offering medical insurance aimed at medium-sized companies after research found that six out of 10 people believe their employer should be responsible for employee healthcare.

The UK&#39s fourth-biggest PMI provider commissioned a telephone survey of over 2,000 adults. Sixty-one per cent thought employers should be responsible for healthcare while 81 per cent rated healthcare as an important employee benefit and 42 per cent rated it as very important.

Companies with staff of between 50 and 1,000 can now purchase the Company Primecare and Primecare Plus plans on a claims-related pricing system based on each scheme&#39s own claims&#39 experience.

There is a choice between £100 or £250 excesses and flexible commission is available for intermediaries. Clients have access to SLHC&#39s 24-hour GP advice line.

National intermediary sales manager Claire Ginnelly says: “Today&#39s employers face many demands and being able to offer staff a PMI package that is cost-effective and with a trusted brand name means there is one less thing to worry about.”


Independent view

Have a look at the following email sent to me by one of our more vocal clients.I had just sent him his firm&#39s stakeholder pension designation certificate and got the following in return when I hinted we might try to encourage membership. Please believe me when I say this is word for word as he […]

Gartmore – Alphagen Volantis Fund

Thursday, September 26, 2002Type: HedgefundAim: Growth by investing in UK smallercompaniesMinimum investment: Lump sum $100,000,Euros 100,000 or £75,000Place of registration: CaymanIslandsInvestment split: 100% in UK smallercompaniesIsa link: NoCharges: Annual1.5%Commission: NoneTel: 0800 212433

Abbey may put First National on market

Abbey National&#39s statement that it is looking at selling off non-core assets as part of a strategic review has led to speculation that it has put its specialist mortgage lending and consumer finance division, First National, on the market. The bank says it will not comment on speculation but it is thought that disposing of […]

Poor&#39s enters Fof market in link-up with Schroders

Ratings agency Standard & Poor&#39s is entering the multi-manager market through an exclusive agreement with Schroders to offer IFAs and financial institutions a global funds of funds service.In a major departure from its core business, S&P is reass-essing funds that it has already rated to create a panel of recommended products for which Schroders will […]

Directors, limited liability partners and auto-enrolment

By Jim Grant, Senior Product Insight & Technical Support Analyst 6 April 2016 brought in changes to employer duties for directors and partners in limited liability partnerships. Here we explain exactly what’s changed. Before 6 April 2016… Directors of limited liability companies where there were no other directors or employees were exempt from the employer […]


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