News & Insights

ALC Health introduces new claims team

27/04/2017

For over 15 years, ALC Health has been looking after and protecting the health of individuals, families and companies with a range of flexible and innovative international health insurance plans.

Recently bought by IMG Group,...

Paralympian swimmer and gold medallist Ellie Simmonds announced as Vitality Ambassador

21/04/2017

Vitality announced a partnership with Ellie Simmonds OBE, five times Paralympic gold medallist and British swimmer, who takes on the role of Vitality Ambassador.  Ellie joins current Ambassadors Jessica Ennis-Hill, Maro Itoje, Joe...

Increase in Insurance Premium Tax (IPT)

13/04/2017

In his Autumn Statement last year, the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced that insurance premium tax (IPT) will rise to 12% from June 2017.  Since IPT was introduced in 1994 at 2.5%, it has been steadily increased by successive...

Health Shield introduces Workplace Health Screening

07/04/2017

Health Shield have introduced a range of affordable workplace health screening services to help organisations manage the long-term health and wellbeing of every one of their employees.  Their health screens are designed to...

Sugar blamed for 24% rise in tooth extractions for under-4s

31/03/2017

A record number of children are having their teeth removed and sugary foods are largely to blame.

The Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons has found that there has been a 24% rise in the number of tooth...