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Brunsdon Insurance Brokers offers new health cover plan for SMEs

Gloucester-based Brunsdon Insurance Brokers are one of the select sellers of new affordable and hassle-free health insurance plans for UK SMEs provided by a new insurtech start-up.

Starting from £7 per employee per month it aims to make healthcare cover accessible for SMEs of all sizes, making looking after their staff easy.

The start-up, which is led by the former head of global SME initiatives at AXA, Matthew Reed, is set to revolutionise the health insurance industry for SME businesses and make procuring cover for all employees easy, simple and cost effective.

Equipsme (www.equipsme.com) is a new health insurance plan for UK businesses. Backed by AXA PPP healthcare, the start-up has created a plain-speaking and easy to understand health insurance plan, with four levels of cover to choose from.

With many businesses unable to afford or understand health insurance plans in the market today, Equipsme has designed the cover specifically for UK businesses and is being sold by Brunsdon Insurance Brokers to provide the service to local business.

The company aims to help those 95 per cent of SMEs that do not currently have health insurance in place for their employees. With four levels of cover at four pre-set price points (£7, £17, £29 and £37 per employee per month) all businesses can choose the cover level they'd like for their employees, and even the most basic policy gives their staff access to 24/7 GP consultations and remote appointments; relieving the pressure on the overstretched NHS.

Plans include physio sessions, online health checks, and private nurse helplines, along with many other benefits. With no medical questions required and the price of cover the same for all ages, the Equipsme policies are simple to set up via Brunsdon Insurance Brokers.

Each employee can choose to upgrade their level of cover should they so wish and, if they have a family, they can add members onto their plan through their mobile device.

Matthew Reed, managing director of Equipsme, commented on the launch: "We want all businesses to feel as if they can get healthcare in place for all of their existing employees without breaking the bank or stretching themselves too thin.

"We want to keep their workforce fighting fit by offering unlimited GP appointments, health checks and diagnostic tests from £17 per month. We feel all SMEs, no matter how big or small, should be able to insure every single one of their employees. Everyone should have access to healthcare.

"We're aiming to make health insurance easier to understand for UK SMEs and are confident that our unique product offering is going to bring positive change to the industry."

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