Insurance · 28 November 2017

Self-employed gain health insurance benefits thanks to new partnership

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IPSE members can benefit from fast-track GP appointments

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) has launched a new partnership with AXA PPP healthcare, giving its members access to a range of health insurance and wellbeing benefits.

The affiliation will see the IPSE, which represents all UK self-employed workers, including freelancers, contractors, consultants and independents, provide its members with access “class-leading” health insurance products and services.

As many as one in seven of the workforce can be classified as self-employed and could therefore benefit from the relationship.

Welcoming the partnership, IPSE CEO, Chris Bryce, said: “We are thrilled to announce our exciting new association with AXA PPP healthcare.

“AXA PPP has a long and proud history of looking after the healthcare needs of its members, so we are delighted to welcome this significant and mutually-rewarding relationship.”

IPSE members will be able to benefit from a medical insurance plan which includes fast-track GP appointments, access to different GPs for second opinions on diagnoses or treatments, and access to a 24-hour a day telephone information service with access to medical professionals and experts.

Members will have access to online health and wellbeing resources, including a database with information on a wide range of fitness and healthy lifestyle choices.

AXA PPP healthcare has also promised IPSE members an introductory offer of two months free healthcare and 50 per cent off a year’s gym membership.

Commenting on his firm’s new association with the IPSE, head of partnerships at AXX PPP healthcare, Paul McKeever, said: “We have a great opportunity to enable independent professionals and self-employed people to safeguard and improve their health and wellbeing.

“We look forward to working with IPSE and supporting its members’ healthcare needs.”

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