Simply Business launches health insurance for UK SMEs

The SME insurance specialist, Simply Business has teamed up with Equipsme to make flexible and affordable health insurance available to hundreds of thousands of small and medium businesses in the UK, their employees and their families.

Simply Business, partnered with Equipsme, experts in business health insurance, to help facilitate the launch of its first health insurance proposition. The policy is designed to be something that is affordable and accessible by all UK SMEs and is available from just £7 or FREE to businesses with 2-20 employees until 1st August.

All the health insurance plans include video and phone GP consultations both day and evenings and weekends, as well as professional physiotherapy advice which can easily be completed at home. SME employees can also access professional counsellors for support for stress and anxiety which is something many small business owners struggle to help employees with.

The health plans will be free to businesses with 2-20 employees until 1st August, to help SMEs with the fallout of the coronavirus outbreak and also to help them get back up and running. By making the plans available completely free, it will allow small and micro firms to offer their employees fast access to professional healthcare while having to either work from home or working from an office, shop or other without it affecting their cash flow.

The policies also cost the same for everyone aged 16-69 and unlike many other policies there are no lengthy or intrusive medical questionnaires to answer, meaning businesses can set up quickly and ensure their employees are all covered.

Alan Thomas, CEO at Simply Business said: “COVID-19 has had a huge impact on all of us, and that’s especially true for small businesses. That’s why we’re delighted to offer something to help alleviate at least one of their worries. “Small businesses are about so much more than premises and operations - they’re about people. People with families, livelihoods and big dreams to protect. So now more than ever it’s important to take care of the people who power small businesses.

“At Simply Business we’re passionate about supporting small business owners and it feels like the right time to explore ways to extend this support to their healthcare.

“We pride ourselves on offering simplicity, choice and value to an audience who are adjusting to a new way of working and living. We’re delighted to partner with Equipsme, who’ve helped us create a product experience which meets the needs of our customers.”

Equipsme Founder, Matthew Reed, comments: “We’re delighted to be the chosen healthcare partner for Simply Business. It’s our goal to make healthcare cover work not just for big corporates and senior executives but small companies and every member of the team.”

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