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Ashley Shepherd is the founder and managing director at Over50choices. With over 30 years’ experience in financial services, he has held senior roles in building societies, banks and insurance companies.

Ashley Shepherd
Is private health insurance affordable? Image
08th Feb 2018

Is private health insurance affordable?

Affordability is extremely difficult to manage of course ndash; it all depends on your personal means and circumstances. What may be affordable to one person, may strike another as expensive.

Over 50 and need health insurance? Image
03rd Jan 2018

Over 50 and need health insurance?

Are you put off the thought of private health insurance because of your age and what it is likely to cost?nbsp;The good news is that it might not prove as expensive as you think, since there are ways of reducing the cost of over 50 health insurance, making it an affordable option.

Getting a Clean Bill of Health with the NHS Health Check Image
04th Dec 2017

Getting a Clean Bill of Health with the NHS Health Check

Although we may take it for granted, the state of our health is of the utmost importance and can have a serious impact on the way we live our lives. As we get older, the risks to our health become more apparent, so the need to get and stay fit increases.

Choosing Private Health Insurance over the NHS Image
29th Nov 2017

Choosing Private Health Insurance over the NHS

One of the primary reasons people choose private health care is to speed up the treatment process; so I was interested to read a recent article on the BBC news website about NHS targets

Protecting your wellbeing with health insurance ..... and a garden! Image
02nd Jun 2017

Protecting your wellbeing with health insurance ..... and a garden!

Dont worry, I havent finally lost the plot or gone mad.nbsp;according to research, gardening can also have a massive impact on both your physical and mental health

How much is private health insurance going to cost me? Image
19th Jan 2017

How much is private health insurance going to cost me?

Letrsquo;s talk about health insurance by answering some of the questions yoursquo;ve asked us about this important subject.

Eating healthy in your 60s Image
23rd Sep 2016

Eating healthy in your 60s

Eating healthy at any age, but especially once you pass 60, is an important way not just of looking younger but also keeping your body fit and more youthful

Do I need health insurance? Image
20th Jul 2016

Do I need health insurance?

Do I need health insurance? Is a question a lot of people ask. Will the NHS look after me or is it worth paying for health insurance

Worried about the NHS?  Consider private health insurance Image
26th May 2016

Worried about the NHS? Consider private health insurance

Against this background and very real fears many are turning to private health insurance

Cost-effective healthcare for the Over 50’s Image
13th Jan 2015

Cost-effective healthcare for the Over 50’s

No matter what your age, keeping in the optimum of health is important. So when your health goes wrong you need you will want to get it treated

Is health insurance worth it? Image
29th Nov 2014

Is health insurance worth it?

If the worst happens, yoursquo;ll want to receive fast treatment from the best doctors, something that the NHS might not necessarily be able to deliver.

Healthy Living for the Over 50s Image
29th May 2014

Healthy Living for the Over 50s

Letrsquo;s face it, whether you are over 50, over 60 or 70, healthy living can be tough.

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