Crewe-based Health Shield land two top awards in October

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Local firm also reaches 200,000 members ‘milestone’ for first time

Health cash plan provider Health Shield has won two important UK financial awards in the same year for the first time. The Crewe firm beat several well-known brands in the health insurance sector to win Best Cash Plan at the Cover Excellence Awards and Best Cash Plan Provider at the Health Insurance Awards in October.

The awards follow the news that Health Shield has passed the 200,000 members mark for the first time in its history, in addition to being named in The Sunday Times’ prestigious ‘100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to work for’ for the second year running.

Health Shield was also the only UK cash plan provider in the Top 4 of this year’s influential Laing & Buisson report to have increased its market share* every year for the previous five years, demonstrating the firm’s continuing growth.

Jonathan Burton, Chief Executive at Health Shield, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have won the two most prestigious awards in our industry.  This tops off an already exceptional year for the Society as we have reached a milestone of 200,000 members. These tremendous achievements have been accomplished by our commitment to continuing to improve our already high member satisfaction levels. Our 2014 survey found 92% of our members regarded their experience of dealing with Health Shield as ‘good’ whilst 97% said that we turnaround their claims quickly.”

“We are based in Crewe and we recruit locally so these successes are thanks to the many talented people in the region who work hard for Health Shield and provide the best service to our members.”