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Simplyhealth comments on latest Laing & Buisson Health Cover UK Report 2016


17 January 2017

Simplyhealth comments on Laing Buisson’s Health Cover UK Market Report 2016

Mark Hamson, Managing Director of Corporate & Consumer, Simplyhealth comments:

“We’re pleased to see from Laing Buisson’s latest report that Simplyhealth has increased its corporate book and continues to be the market leader in everyday health cash plans, with 43.1% market share.

The report highlights that there’s been a healthy increase in the number of corporates and employers taking more responsibility for the health provisions of their employees. While the individual health cash plan market is in decline, we believe this is partly due to the fact that more employees are receiving health cover from their employers.

Our new strategic direction means we continue to be in a strong position to support people across the UK with their everyday health needs now and into the future – through a combination of funding, delivery and guidance solutions or propositions.

We’re aware that in the corporate market, there is a growing demand to support employees with both their current and future health needs, especially in light of the current pressures and challenges on the NHS. In response to this, we’ve recently launched our ‘Care for Life’ forum – a dedicated, free, social networking platform designed to support people with caring responsibilities and their families. The platform enables people who need more and better advice about caring to share and discuss their concerns with other people in similar situations.

We’ve also just unveiled our biggest everyday health partnership with The Great Run Series. This is a great fit for our brand as we promote everyday health and work together to encourage people to lead more active, healthier, happier lives.

Having identified that there is an increasing demand for our corporate clients to support their employees with everyday health plans, we want to be the first place people come to for support with their everyday health needs. We look forward to continuing our development of innovative and accessible products and services that enable people to make the most of life through better everyday health.”


Notes to Editors:

About SimplyhealthIn the world of healthcare, more than anywhere, experience counts. Since 1872 – long before the existence of the NHS – Simplyhealth has been helping people to make the most of life, by managing their everyday health needs. That’s why today we ensure over 3 million people in the UK have access to the health products, services and support that they need, when they need them and at a price they can afford.We’re the kind of people who live by our purpose: we’re here to help people make the most of life through better everyday health. We’re proud to be the leading provider of everyday health cash plans, dental payment and pet health plans. And whilst we may be 144 years old, we’re not afraid to innovate. Whereas once we were known purely for cash plans, we now offer a wide range of products and services with one thing in common: an unflinching desire to cater for peoples’ everyday health needs – now and into the future.Helping people make the most of life is our sole purpose and giving back is a huge part of that. When we see organisations with a similar ethos to ourselves we do our best to support them. As a result of our success, in 2015 we were able to donate £1.6m to our charitable causes, supporting 25 different charities including Revitalise, Music in Hospitals, Brainwave Centre, British Lung Foundation and Rainbow Trust, and touching the lives of nearly 825,000 people across the UK.Our future success and performance will enable us to deliver our ongoing pledge to donate 10% of our profits to charity every year, supporting health-related charities that share a similar outlook to us and a dedication to helping people with everyday health conditions make the most of life.Simplyhealth is a trading name of Simplyhealth Access, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

For further press information please contact:

Elisa Mirra, Communications Specialist, Simplyhealth on 0344 579 2489