Intermediaries are calling for wider access to AIG Europe’s WellWoman plan.
As reported in January’s edition of Health Insurance
this innovative new plan covers women specifically for seven female cancers.
But at present it is only available through companies employing 100 staff or more.
Sue Gravell, of Cirencester Friendly Society said: “I was interested in making this policy available for women in our company. But I was told by AIG Europe that it was not cost effective to print the WellWoman literature. I was quite incensed by this attitude, as most people in the UK do not work in large companies.”
John Harmeling, the underwriter at AIG dealing with this product said: “At present it is available to large companies and affinity groups, such as trade unions and certain card holders. We are marketing it through our existing brokers but hope to offer this to other intermediaries in future.”
He added: “Six months down the line we are looking at selling this policy to smaller companies and individuals.”
Harmeling said that AIG Europe remained “very enthusiastic” about the product. He said: “We would encourage all employees to contact their human resource department if they are interested in being covered by WellWoman.”