Whose responsibility is it to regulate the private healthcare market? Hannah Uttley investigates how open referral and the Competition Commission’s landmark report into private healthcare have shaped the debate.03 Dec 2013
More work needs to be done to improve clinical outcome data surrounding the care quality of consultants, the country’s biggest health insurers say.13 Nov 2013
The Competition Commission has released the provisional findings of its review into the private healthcare industry. Hannah Uttley looks at the impact for employers.30 Oct 2013
Bupa saw a 124% increase on private medical insurance profits during the first half of 2013, despite a drop in customer numbers.08 Aug 2013
Aviva has launched a new private medicaI insurance (PMI) product, Guidewell, with an open referral pathway for large corporate schemes.03 Jul 2013
Buck Consultants has given its support to private medical insurance providers but warned that they should treat recent criticism of open referral practices as a wake-up call.08 Nov 2012
The way a business deploys and uses its healthcare benefits can itself be a good indicator of that organisation’s health. Owain Thomas examines what should be important to firms considering their staff healthcare offering25 May 2012
Bupa reveals the first results of its controversial open referral initiative for corporate clients, saying the figures are encouraging.22 Mar 2012
Bupa’s open referral process has attracted criticism. In return, Dr Natalie-Jane Macdonald puts forward the case for Bupa01 Dec 2011
The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2013 report is developed from an annual survey of over 1,000 experts from industry, government, academia and civil society who were asked to review a landscape of 50 global risks.
Aviva has successfully supported employers through staging and implementation of auto-enrolment. Thankfully, none have needed the thornbush, and none have come close to the cliffs, but all have struggled at times with the enforced downhill speed toward their staging date. So what have we learned so far?