News articles supporting the case for low cost healthcare insurance and health cash plans



We are all likely to have to work longer and retire later in the modern age and so it is going to be more important than ever before to stay healthy and productive.

But delayed retirement does not mean the ailments of later life are avoided so keeping valuable members of staff fit for work will be a real challenge for employers. Employees who have long waits for diagnosis, specialist advice, treatment and “post op” physiotherapy can be frustrating for companies who often rely on older staff with a lifetime of experience which is not easily replaced.

This is a problem which Orchard Healthcare is all too familiar with. Its affordable corporate and individual health cash plans can provide more choices for people facing illness which in turn can help speed up the whole recovery process.

Orchard Healthcare’s long standing Chairman Michael Hardiman points out “We are not competing with the NHS but we are able to provide options for people when they are ill which can help them get back to work sooner.”

These choices provided through four health cash plans provide funding for a range of treatments from a trip to the dentist or the optician through to specialist consultation, physiotherapy and even complimentary therapies. Many of Hereford & Worcester’s largest employers are users of Orchard Healthcare health cash plans and benefit from the flexible approach to funding the plans provide.

Orchard Healthcare has a long history going back to 1921, formed as WHCA to provide funding for local hospitals in the pre-NHS days. When the NHS was formed Orchard Healthcare health cash plans were created to help individuals manage the cost of basic healthcare. It remains a not for profit members organisation regulated by UK Financial Regulators. In a new century with new demands it still helps people recover from illness.

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Orchard Healthcare is the trading name of Worcester Hospital Contributors Association (WHCA) registered in England AC001147

The Worcester Hospital Contributors Association is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority
and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and The Prudential Regulation Authority 202815

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