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Tesco makes health insurance changes

Tesco makes health insurance changes

Category: Health insurance

Updated: 26/11/2012
First Published: 05/05/2009

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Three new types of health insurance have been launched by Tesco.

According to the company, the new products are designed to be "straightforward".

Head of Tesco health insurance Jeremy Sutton said the changes came to offer "flexibility and choice" to consumers.

The health insurance begins with a level called Operations and Procedures, which provides protection for expenses such as the cost of radiotherapy, chemotherapy and surgery.

Customers also have the option for two more levels, known as Consultations and Tests and Additional Therapies.

The former includes diagnostic tests and specialist fees among other things in its remit, while the latter covers treatments such as acupuncture, physiotherapy and homeopathic procedures.

Recently, the Association of British Insurers reported that insurers are uncovering record amounts of false insurance claims.

Nick Starling, director of general insurance and health, observed that insurance fraud increases in difficult financial times but warned people not to try it.

"You will get caught, future insurance will be more expensive and, along with credit, harder to obtain," he said.

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