Article date: 19 April 2010
Aviva UK Health today announced the launch of Speedy Diagnostics, a new low cost private health insurance policy giving customers the peace of mind that they have prompt access to specialist consultations and diagnostic tests.
Key benefits of Speedy Diagnostics include1:
- No overall maximum benefit limit
- Access to specialist consultations for diagnostic purposes
- Cover for diagnostic tests including CT and MRI scans, x-rays, pathology and physiological tests such as ECGs
- Hospital costs typically associated with diagnostics as an in-patient or day-patient.
Speedy Diagnostics also gives customers access to 24 hour GP and Stress Counselling Helplines and up to 40% discount off leisure club and gym membership.
Neal Archbold, head of propositions and market development, Aviva UK Health said: “We’ve launched Speedy Diagnostics in direct response to customer feedback which showed that people wanted a low cost alternative to full private health insurance that complements NHS provision.
"Speedy Diagnostics does just that by helping to diagnose problems quickly and enabling customers to make informed decisions about next steps of treatment – whether it’s provided by the NHS or on a self-pay basis.
“In addition to this, we recognised that there is a gap in the market – particularly for younger and older customers who do not want, or may not be able to afford, a full health insurance policy, but still want peace of mind that if they do become unwell the problem can be diagnosed promptly. Speedy Diagnostics fills this gap. It also acts as a complement to other lower cost products such as Aviva’s My Health Cash Plan.”
For further information, please contact:
Amber Scott (nee Chable)
PR and Marketing Communications Manager, Aviva UK Health
Telephone: 023 8035 9383
Notes to editors:
1 This is a summary of benefits available. Please refer to the terms and conditions which is available on request for further details of the policy benefits and exclusions.
Speedy Diagnostics does not cover you for the following:
- Consultations and diagnostic tests after a specialist has made a diagnosis
- Routine medical examinations and screening
- Diagnostic tests ordered by a GP without referral to a specialist
- Diagnostic tests to find the cause of infertility
- Diagnostic tests related to sleep disorders.
Full details and terms and conditions can be found on: www.aviva.co.uk/health/speedy-diagnostics
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Established in 1990 as the healthcare arm of Norwich Union, Norwich Union Healthcare was re-branded to Aviva Health UK Limited in 2009. We provide a range of private medical insurance, income protection, occupational health and group life products and services that cover over 2,400,000 lives.
We are one of the largest providers of income protection, group life and private medical insurance in the UK.
Aviva Health also provides occupational health solutions and services to a wide range of industry sectors. By utilising their large fleet of purpose built mobile clinics and approved medical centres, staffed by a team of experienced occupational physicians and nursing staff, the services are designed to meet the individual needs of clients.
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Aviva, the international savings, investments and insurance group, is the world’s fifth largest insurance group, serving 53 million customers across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.
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