Simplyhealth updates cash plan product

Simplyhealth has updated its voluntary health cash plan product by adding new benefits and increasing the annual limits on a number of existing benefits.

The plan, which is available to new clients from 1 February and will be extended to existing employer clients from 1 April 2013, now includes dental accident and personal accident cover, as well as reflexology, scans and medical apparel benefits, although some qualifying periods apply.

The upper age limit to join hasalso been raised from 69 to 79.

Premiums start from £2.83 per week, and can include up to four children under 18 and living at home for free. Partners can be added for an additional cost.

Howard Hughes, head of employer marketing at Simplyhealth, said: “With changes to the way the NHS operates set to take place over the next few years, the updates we have made to our corporate voluntary cash plan means people are able to access more services quickly and easily without GP referral.

“Our health cash plans are designed to complement the NHS and provide access to healthcare when it’s needed.”