posted on January 05, 2017 09:40
As we enter the
month of January our thoughts turn to becoming healthier. With that in mind
Orchard Healthcare share how a health cash plan can help to keep you healthy in
2017. A health cash plan can help to
maintain your health and prevent future health issues from occurring. By utilising the health screening element of
the plan this preventative method can identify early signs of disease and
serious illnesses. A health screening
can check cholesterol, blood pressure and BMI which are all indicators of serious
illnesses such as diabetes and potential for suffering a stroke or cardiac
problems. With 50% of the cost of the
screening covered by Orchard Healthcare this new year health check can identify
existing health problems or help to highlight the risk for future health issues. Orchard Healthcare are even offering Wellman
and Well Woman health screenings at their Worcester based facility making it
even easier to ensure your health is looked after this New Year.
Health cash plans can help with routine medical expenses.
Once your general
health has been checked through a health screening we can help with the routine
medical expenses that you incur each year to maintain your health. Whether you need glasses or contact lenses we
provide an allowance towards the cost for either of these each year. Even
contact lenses schemes where you pay a monthly direct debit subscription are
covered within our plan.
Regular visits to
the dentist are essential but as research by Good Morning Britain uncovered
last year almost half of patients are put off visiting the dentist due to the
cost. With 50% of the cost covered
through our cash plan our members can afford to keep on top of dental check ups
and hygienist visits. Both NHS and
private dental treatment is covered through our scheme, enabling you to choose
the dentist best for you.
If you have a ‘niggle’
or ‘twinge’ in your back that is slowly worsening get it treated without a GP
referral and take your pick from acupuncture, physiotherapy, osteopathy or
chiropractic treatment . Just ensure
that you select a registered physiotherapist, osteopathist, chiropractor or
acupuncturist and we will reimburse 50% of the cost up to the maximum amount for
your level of the plan. Our members
typical visit a therapist 4 times at a cost of £40 a treatment, this costs them
just £20 a treatment thanks to Orchard Healthcare paying half of the cost.
If you are
considering a healthcare plan to maintain your health you may be wondering which
level is best for me?
If low premium is important
and you don't expect to need a lot of medical care then the red plan is
suitable for you, at just £4.63 a month you have the reassurance of being
covered for unexpected medical conditions.
If you want to be covered
for all eventualities then the gold plan covers for all treatments listed
within the scheme including diagnostic procedures such as CT or MRI scans, at
just £14.30 a month this is substantially cheaper than private medical
How easy is it to claim?
Simply keep your receipts
from treatment and submit them along with a claim form within 12 weeks of the treatment
date. We will handle the rest for you by
processing your claim and providing your benefit to you (either by cheque or
bank payment) usually within 3 to 5 working days.
If you would like more
information or would like to join Orchard Healthcare please call us on 01905