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New benefits unveiled by April International UK
A range of must-have new benefits has been added to all April International UK policies incepting or renewing from 1 September 2013. Enhancements to cover have been made in a number of important areas including emergency medical evacuation, which now includes cover for both supplementary expenses and compassionate home travel in the event of death of a close relative, providing the policyholder has held at least one year’s insurance with April International UK. In addition, further enhancements have been made to include cover for reconstructive surgery, external prostheses and medical aids and devices. With a growing portfolio of insured workers now living in high risk conflict territories these enhancements can provide clients with peace of mind that they will be taken care of should an accident occur.
With inflation in the medical sector generally agreed to be running at levels significantly above consumer inflation, April International UK has kept 2013 premium increases at levels which substantially undercut these figures. Rates have risen on average by under 5 per cent for both individual and group clients With continuing standout benefits in the areas of passive war and chronic care cover and one of the fastest claims settlement times in the international medical insurance industry, April International UK is a popular choice amongst brokers and individual expatriates alike. Debbie Purser, CEO, comments, “With many individual and companies looking for ways to extract extra value from their providers, we believe our combination of a new range of benefits and low premium rises demonstrates our commitment to stay in tune with market needs. Typically, one in two who move abroad to work will not take out private healthcare insurance, a decision which can lead to disaster financially. These changes should help all without cover to avoid falling into that trap.”