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Flexible Medical Insurance for Overseas Workers

Employees working overseas, even for a short period, are at risk of potentially high medical costs. Travel insurance may have limitations, either on the trip duration or the types of treatment covered, so the well-known solution is an international medical insurance plan. But you may not be aware of the flexible and cost-effective options available through a small group ‘iPMI’ scheme. Read more

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Can You Have Too Much Of A Good Thing?

Ever wondered why you eat ‘healthily’ and still carry excess weight or body fat? Portion sizes can make a big difference to your daily calorie intake.

Have you ever opened that 90% dark chocolate bar (knowing it’s a healthier choice that our other sugary chocolates and that it contains magnesium, potassium, iron, and antioxidants) only to then realise you’ve eaten half the bar?! Yes, it may be a healthier alternative to milk or white chocolate but it still contains calories! Boom, before you know it, you’ve just consumed 500kcals. Read more

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Do I need to issue my staff with employment contracts?

As a small business, you may be asking if you need to issue your staff with employment contracts.

Technically the answer to this question is no.  But don’t give a sigh of relief and click on another blog post just yet; even though you don’t have to issue staff with employment contracts, what you are required to do under the Employment Rights Act 1996 is provide all of your staff with a written statement of employment particulars.

So what’s the difference?

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My Top 8 Easy Long-Term Health Hacks

Clients come to me with a particular goal in mind but by the end of the process, they realise they have achieved so much more than they initially anticipated. This is because they develop new and positive health habits which they can use to support them for their future.

So here are my top 8 health hacks which we can all adopt: Read more

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What happens if your treatment goes wrong?

Critical Illness and Income Protection insurance are both effective ways to safeguard against the financial insecurity which often accompanies being diagnosed with a serious illness. But if the treatment or surgery used to treat that illness goes wrong, the result can disrupt even the best-laid plans. If this happens, you may need to consider a claim for medical negligence. Read more

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Retirement is the ideal time to reassess your health and fitness

Carola Becker is a nutrition coach and key speaker on nutrition who creates personal programmes to meet your health and fitness goals. In this article, she demonstrates how a recently retired couple found that losing weight came with unexpected benefits.

Mr and Mrs D, both in their late 50s, retired in July 2017 after working full time for over 40 years. Mr D held a management position in a London based firm and spent lots of time traveling all over Europe. Mrs D worked as an accountant for an investment bank. Read more

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Six Questions To Ask Before You Renew Your Insurance Policy

You receive your renewal notice via your inbox or through the letterbox and it is put on the To Do pile before you know it your renewal date is tomorrow.  With hectic work and family life it often feels easier to just accept the renewal quote and carry on knowing that you are covered.

However, taking a little bit of time to review your situation and insurance requirements can make a big difference to the type of coverage you receive as well as the cost. This is important of all insurance documents from Building and Contents Insurance through to Private Medical Insurance. Read more