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Aviva in the media

As part of our commitment to helping advisers, we regularly raise the profile of health issues and products in the media.

Aviva adds expat growth destinations to international PMI

The increasingly popular expat destinations of Bahrain and Jordan have been added to Aviva’s Gulf Solutions private medical insurance cover, providing the international market with a single compliant approach to medical insurance in the Gulf region using leading local insurers and providers.

Read more about the improvements to our International Solutions

Aviva steps up digital innovation with virtual health service partnership

Aviva is bringing the latest digital technology to some of its customers by signing a partnership with babylon, a leading UK-based mobile health company.

Read more about the new virtual health service partnership

Aviva rolls out BacktoBetter service to SME clients

Aviva has announced that their innovative rehabilitation service for musculoskeletal conditions, BacktoBetter, will now be available as standard on Solutions private medical insurance plans for small and medium sized corporate clients.

Read more about BacktoBetter for SME clients

Aviva launches health records app for International Solutions customers

Customers with Aviva’s International Solutions private medical insurance will now be able to access a new personal membership smartphone app, which can store their medical records, provides details of how to claim wherever they are in the world, and gives immediate access to emergency assistance and medical advice.

Read more on the International Solutions app

Aviva launches MyAviva app for customers

Aviva has launched a new app for its customers, allowing them to view all their policies across life, general and private medical insurance all in one place.

Read more about the MyAviva app

Aviva calls for government and industry to work together for a better-protected Britain

The protection industry is in need of reform to help consumers understand the crucial benefits offered by family protection, Aviva has said. The insurer has today published Rethinking Protection, a report which outlines a series of proposals to help raise awareness of protection needs and encourage UK families to plan for the unexpected.

Read the highlights and download the report in full

A nation in denial: 25 million overweight adults risk health and happiness

Aviva’s first Health Check UK Report reveals that although half of UK adults are classified as either overweight (31%) or obese (19%) according to their BMI, a significant proportion believe they are in very good or excellent health, unaware of the potential health risks their lifestyle brings.

Read the highlights and download the report in full

Aviva response to the Competition and Market Authority (CMA) investigation into the private healthcare market

The final report of the Competition Commission’s investigation into the private healthcare market puts in place several positive and welcomed changes that will help ensure better value for money for all private healthcare customers and self-pay patients across the UK.

Read more about Aviva’s response to the CMA investigation

Aviva releases cancer claims statistics ahead of World Cancer day

Ahead of World Cancer day on 4 February, Aviva has released previously unseen figures from its critical illness (CI), income protection (IP) and private medical insurance (PMI) claims statistics.

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Private healthcare customers to benefit from greater competition and transparency

Aviva welcomes the Competition Commission’s proposed measures following their investigation into the private healthcare market, and the recognition that private healthcare customers and self-pay patients have not been benefitting from competition in the private healthcare market based on cost and quality.

Read more about the Competition Commission investigation into the private healthcare market

Aviva significantly enhances its international private medical insurance

Aviva has announced significant improvements to its International Solutions private medical insurance from 1st February 2014. The improvements will provide new and existing customers with enhanced standard benefits and wider geographic cover, greater flexibility, and a new tailored Gulf Solutions policy for customers based in the Gulf region.

Read more about the improvements to International Solutions

Aviva's new Cancer Pledge

With the launch of a new cancer pledge, our customers are now benefitting from some of the most extensive cover in the market, highlighting our recognition of the support needed at every stage of cancer treatment.

Read more on the pledge and what this means

Health of the the Nation - Spring 2012

Read our latest Health of the Nation, our bi-annual comprehensive study of GPs’ views on the nation’s health. Our research explores GPs views on the National Health Service, their own practices, trends they’re seeing in the UK’s health issues and patient’s attitudes towards health and wellbeing.

Read the highlights and download the report

Health of the Workplace 2011

Aviva's annual Health of the Workplace report canvasses opinions from employers and employees on workplace health and always gives us some thought provoking results.

Read the highlights and download the report in full

Health of the Nation - Summer 2011

Since 2003, we've been asking GPs for their thoughts on the health service, their practices and health trends they are seeing in their UK population. The findings offer great insight into how our GPs see public health evolving.

Read the highlights and download the report in full

Healthy Lunches

Most people recognise the importance of eating healthily but how many of the working population manage this every day - are they even able to get away from the their desk?

Read more about this story & access our Healthy Lunch Guide

Aviva unveils new Healthy Cheer Campaign

Our new social media campaign encourages people to recognise and celebrate their friends health related achievements. Why not surprise your friends with a Healthy Cheer?

Read more about the campaign

Check out the Facebook page to sign up and get nominating

Britons to swap grey skies for greener prospects

The temptation for workers to leave the UK for pastures new appears to be stronger than ever, our annual Semi-Gration study reveals, however, health still appears to be a major concern for those willing to travel.

Read more about our Semi-Gration study

Torn between head & heart

Research shows that employers are genuinely concerned when a member of their team goes on long term absence from the workplace but how do they balance this with the ongoing needs of their business?

Read more about the research

New Year, New You

Every January, thousands of people resolve to change their lives for the better and yet few manage to stay the distance - new research show that one in ten don't even make it to February. Find out what Sally Gunnell, our health ambassador recommends.

Read details of our New Year, New You report

Cash Plan & Private Health Insurance Explained

Many people confuse cash plans and private health insurance and are unaware of what benefits each can offer. We have produced this easy to read, jargon busting guide to help make things clearer.

Read our Uncovered Report: Cash Plan and Private Health Insurance Explained (PDF 3,028KB)

The Grass is Greener…

The prospect of improving your health and wellbeing is one of the main reasons that people look to move and work abroad. However, few people consider what health provision is available in their country of choice, running the risk of not being appropriately covered.

Read more about Aviva's international research

Aviva Street to School

Aviva Street to School, in partnership with Railway Children are educating children on the risks of running away and helping vulnerable children living on UK streets back into everyday life.

Read more on Street to School

Health of the Workplace 4: The Employer view

Employers attitudes to workplace health are changing but does the current economic climate allow for initiatives to be put in place to improve wellbeing or is the bottom line still their main concern?

Read more on the employer view

Health of the Workplace 4: The GP View

Our annual report canvassing opinion from employers, employees and GPs launches with a detailed look at how doctors are feeling. The answer: over-stretched and struggling to find enough time with their patients.

Read more on the GP view

Back to work too soon?

If you got ill, would you be able to support yourself financially for as long as it took for you to get well again? If, like the majority, you would probably have to return to work before you're ready, you might want to read further results from our Early Intervention Prevention study.

Read more about Back to work too soon?

Delayed Diagnosis

Do you diagnose yourself whilst waiting for an appointment and get yourself in a panic as it seems there is something seriously wrong? Our research shows that this is rapidly becoming the norm as the majority of people feel that waiting to find out what is wrong, makes being ill even more stressful.

Read more about Delayed Diagnosis
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Times are changing so are people still moving to the traditional ex-pat parts of the world to work? Our research identifies the new top working destinations in the world and highlights why individuals have chosen that area. What appeals? How does the pace of life compare? What do they miss about the UK and how does health provision compare?

Read the full study
View the Top Ten destinations

Fit Notes

Do you know all about the new fit note system which will be taking over from the historical sick note from April? If not, you are not alone as research shows that those in control of the new system are also in the dark…

Read more about the Fit Note system

Legacy of Recession Depression

We are now officially out of the recession but how do we really feel? Employers polled in our Intervention Prevention study give us their view on whether there has been a lasting effect from the recent economic woes.

Read more about preventing recession depression

Make Do and Mend Medics

What lengths will people go to save money on their medical bills? Read about some innovative ideas as well as the bizarre tips people have devised or adapted from old-wives tales in an attempt to save a few pennies.

Download the Made Do and Mend Medics (PDF 48KB)

Health is only Skin Deep

Research from Aviva UK Health showed that the real motivation to improve fitness for a high percentage of women in the UK was purely cosmetic; they wanted to look good on the outside rather than giving thought to their insides. This isn’t the only startling fact to come from Aviva’s MyHealthCounts study, so why not read on!

Read more about skin deep health

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