About Plans

Which scheme should I choose - Group or Individual/Platinum Plus or Platinum?

Whatever your requirements for Locum Insurance, we have a plan to suit you.

Our Group Policy offers cover for the whole practice team under one policy and with one monthly premium collection by direct debit.  Practice members are named within the policy so there is no doubt who is covered and changes can be made at any time to ensure the cover remains relevant to the practice as new members join, people leave or you simply need to review the levels of cover for each individual.  Suitable for practices where 3 or more of the team require cover, the Group Policy provides an easy to administer and competitively priced solution to your Locum Insurance requirements.

Alternatively, cover can be taken out on an Individual basis.  In that way, the policy is easily portable should the insured move to another practice

Whether you opt for the Group or Individual option both are available under either our Platinum or Platinum Plus policy basis.

Our flagship Scheme, Platinum Plus, provides the most comprehensive cover and safeguards your insurance for the long term.

Unlike most Locum Insurance Schemes, once your application has been accepted, and all the time your cover remains in force, you can never be individually selected for premium increases or reductions in cover — regardless of any claims you make.

Therefore, you are safe in the knowledge that you will have cover through to age 70 regardless of any changes in your health or claims made on the policy. However, please note that, as under the terms and conditions of the scheme, your policy will be cancelled if your claim continues for the maximum 52 week duration.

Compare this with an annual locum policy (Platinum), whereby you renew your policy each year and the terms will take into account your health and claims history at the time of each renewal. This leaves you vulnerable – say, for example, you suffer a back injury and claim on your policy. With Platinum Plus, your premium would continue unaffected, meaning that, after a short waiting period, you could make further claims in the future if the same condition were to strike again.

With a Platinum Policy, at the renewal after your claim, any future problems with your back will almost certainly be excluded from cover… alternatively (or in addition) your premium may be increased or future cover could even be declined completely.

However, there is obviously a cost to guaranteeing long term cover – and this is where annual policies have their place. Our Platinum policy carries many of the same features as the Platinum Plus as Platinum but because of the annual nature of the contract, the prices are significantly lower.

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