Aviva is the UK’s largest insurance company and one of the biggest in Europe with a history going back over 300 years. Aviva has over 31 million customers worldwide of which approximately 16 million are in the UK.
They offer a wide portfolio of products covering insurance, investments, retirement and healthcare.
The Aviva brand was launched in 2002 and it represents the merger of previous household-name major insurers such as Norwich Union, Commercial Union and General Accident.
For your peace of mind Aviva are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
The Aviva Health Insurance options
They offer a range of 5 health insurance plans, all of them offering flexibility within them.
Private Health Insurance
Perhaps the most familiar to many, this type of cover allows access to medical specialists and treatment in locations and timescales that suit you. It is typically regarded as a supplement to the treatment offered by the NHS, who will still provide things such as Accident and Emergency services etc.
This type of policy supplements the treatments available through the NHS and does not seek to replace them.
It offers cancer patients cover for things such as enhanced private nursing, a direct GP contact helpline, a one-off payment of £5,000 upon diagnosis and importantly, up to £100,000 towards the cost of any drug treatment that is not financed by the NHS.
Aviva health insurance cancer cover starts from £1.68 a month.
Child Health Essentials
If your child is ill, this policy will provide online and telephone access to GPs and paediatricians.
It also offers an immediate cash payment of £5,000 if your child is diagnosed with cancer
A contribution of £25 per night (to a maximum of £250) towards your additional accommodation and food costs if you’re staying nearby while they’re in hospital.
Cover starts form £9 a month.
Joint and muscular pain can be severely debilitating. This policy offers you up to 5 phone consultations per year with an expert in the field. A face-to-face diagnostic session and a home treatment regime may also be provided in certain cases.
In other instances, the specialist may write a letter to your NHS doctor stating their findings and recommending further treatment.
International Aviva Health Insurance
This is a policy designed for worldwide health insurance for those going overseas for a period of time and who wish to ensure that they’re covered for additional medical expenses while they’re there.
This is a largely bespoke policy with a highly variable range of benefits. It’s usually necessary to make further enquiries by phone in order to discuss your unique situation.