During April, May and June this year, the PMI industry’s working party (now renamed the PMI panel) ran a series of seminars to brief intermediaries on developments following last year’s OFT report on health insurance. These sessions were well received and the panel gathered a considerable amount of positive feedback from those who attended.
One of the positive suggestions received was that intermediaries should become more closely involved in the panel’s work, building on the relationship which was developed in stage one. The panel is therefore inviting intermediaries to take a more active part in the next stage.
On August 6, Nicholas Beazley, chairman of the panel, wrote to all intermediaries who had attended the seminars, to confirm the panel’s implementation plans. The letter restated the panel’s intention to continue its dialogue with intermediaries.
Now the panel would like to take this a step further by inviting you as intermediaries to nominate the individual intermediary who you believe would best represent the interest of your profession at panel meetings.
While it appreciates there are a number of bodies that would very ably represent the sector, the panel is keen to have involvement from intermediaries who have daily contact with consumers.
It is recognised that two or three such representatives may be needed to do justice to the diversity of the views that may exist amongst intermediaries. The elected representative(s) would be invited to take part in panel meetings where areas of mutual interest were being discussed and, join sub groups set up to discuss specific subjects.
Below is a fax form for you to nominate the individual(s) who you would like to be your representative(s). Your nominee should in your view be able to separate their personal views and interests from those of the intermediary profession as a whole.