HEALTH INSURANCE AWARDS 2011: RESULTS

Pictures from the night of the year

It was no change at the top at the annual Health Insurance Awards last night, with Aviva UK Health retaining its crown as Health Insurance Company of the year and Jelf Employee Benefits once again taking home the biggest haul of intermediary awards.

Celebrity comic Tim Vine handed out the gongs at a black tie ceremony at the Grosvenor House on Park Lane in London's West End, attended by around 800 people.

Aviva UK Health took home awards for best private medical insurance (PMI) provider in both the group and individual categories, following a tough year in which the market remained hugely competitive and intermediaries battled to keep cost-conscious clients happy. Intermediaries voting for their favourite providers also honoured PruHealth, awarding them best use of marketing to intermediaries and most innovative new product for its Personal Healthcare and Business Healthcare suite of products.

Unum, currently targeting consumers with a £15m advertising campaign, retained its poll position for group risk provision while PruProtect once again secure the award for best critical illness provider, suggesting that brokers value its innovative approach to product design.

Brokers also paid tribute to Groupama Healthcare’s contribution to the market, in the wake of its acquisition by Simplyhealth. The company secured the best customer service award for the third year in a row and also picked up the best online service prize.

Jelf Employee Benefits picked up four awards in total, including intermediary of the year while Chris Horlick, managing director of care at Partnership was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award. 

Look out for pictures and footage of the event, both on http://www.hi-mag.com/ and in the next issue of the magazine, out in the first week of November.

The full list of award winners is as follows:

HEALTH INSURANCE PROVIDER AWARDS

Health Insurance Company of the Year

Aviva UK Health

Best Group PMI provider

Aviva UK Health

Best Individual PMI Provider

Aviva UK Health

Best International Private Medical Insurance Provider

AXA PPP International

Best Healthcare Cash Plan Provider

Health Shield

Best Group Risk Provider

Unum

Best Workplace Wellbeing Provider

Bupa Wellness

Best Provider of Healthcare Trusts

Healix Health Services

Best Provider of Dental Plans

Denplan

Best Individual Income Protection Provider

Exeter Family Friendly

Best Individual Critical Illness Provider

PruProtect

Best Long-term Care Provider

Partnership

Best Customer Service by a Provider

Groupama Healthcare

Best Online Intermediary Service

Groupama Healthcare

Best Use of Marketing to Intermediaries

PruHealth

Most Innovative New Product

PruHealth for its Personal Healthcare and Business Healthcare suite of products

 

HEALTH INSURANCE INTERMEDIARY AWARDS

Health Insurance Intermediary of the Year

WINNER: Jelf Employee Benefits

Lifetime Achievement Award

WINNER: Chris Horlick, managing director of care, Partnership

Best Group PMI Intermediary Award

WINNER: PMI Health Group

Best Individual PMI Intermediary

WINNER: Proactive Medical & Life

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Benefits for Business

Best International PMI Intermediary

WINNER: Jelf Employee Benefits

HIGHLY COMMENDED: APRIL Medibroker

Best Use of Cash Plans by an Intermediary

WINNER: Private Health Partnership

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Health Matters (UK) Ltd

Best Group Risk Intermediary

WINNER: Jelf Employee Benefits

HIGHLY COMMENDED: ENRICH

Best Healthcare Trust Intermediary

WINNER: Private Healthcare Partnership

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Jelf Employee Benefits

Best Use of Dental Plans by an Intermediary

WINNER: Chase Templeton

Best Protection Intermediary

WINNER: Plan Money

HIGHLY COMMENDED: OVISO Financial Services

Best Long-term Care Intermediary

WINNER: The Wealth Care Partnership

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