Health Shield – the leading corporate health cash plan provider – has clinched a coveted prize at the prestigious Health Insurance Awards 2013.
The non-profit making friendly society has been named as ‘Best Cash Plan Provider’, and was the only health cash plan provider nominated for four awards, including ‘Best Use of Marketing to Intermediaries’, ‘Best Customer Service by a Provider’ and ‘Health Insurance Company of the Year’.
The highly respected awards ceremony, run by Health Insurance & Protection Magazine, was attended by 850 people at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
Jonathan Burton, Chief Executive at Health Shield, commented: “2013 has been a year of strong growth and development at Health Shield and we are honoured to be named as ‘Best Cash Plan Provider’. To be recognised by the health insurance industry for our outstanding cash plan products and quality service highlights our successful efforts to support our members by helping them meet their everyday health care needs.”
He added: “This achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire team at Health Shield. In addition, we’re proud to be the only health cash plan provider nominated for four awards this year, including ‘Health Insurance Company of the Year.'”
The award marks another success for Health Shield – which was recently ranked as the UK’s fourth largest cash plan provider, with 5.5 per cent of the market, according to the Health Cover UK Market Report 2013. In addition, the award-winning Friendly Society increased their overall membership by eight per cent and now provides cover to more than 165,000 members and their families.