Local insurance expert launches private health insurance for sole traders

Sarah Adams of PolicyBee
Sarah Adams, of PolicyBee

Ipswich-based insurance broker PolicyBee, in partnership with Equipsme, is now providing private health insurance for sole traders.

To celebrate the new service, they are offering two months of insurance free to business owners who take out a policy before 31 October 2020.

PolicyBee recently launched its new offering of private health insurance for sole traders. As it can be challenging for sole traders to find comprehensive private health insurance, PolicyBee is delighted to have teamed up with specialist Equipsme to provide this for their clients.

Previously, Equipsme health insurance was available for business owners with two or more employees, but the new policy is designed for self-employed professionals and sole traders. Physical and mental health will be at the forefront of many self-employed business owners’ minds this year. Taking out health insurance is the best way to mitigate the risk to a business if a sole trader becomes unwell and is unable to work.

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Insurance is available to sole traders aged 16-59 and the cost is the same for all ages. The policy provides support such as access to a GP 24 hours a day, stress support for mental wellbeing, and physiotherapy treatments. If a policy is taken out before 31 October 2020, sole traders will have nothing to pay for the first two months, meaning there has never been a better time for business owners to protect their health.

Sarah Adams, health insurance expert at PolicyBee, explained the worth of the new policy: “For sole traders who work alone, any lengthy period of illness or inability to work has a massive impact on their business. Self-employed workers often experience stress over loss of income on top of being unwell. Taking out a full health insurance policy not only has the potential to get business owners back to work faster, but can improve mental well-being by reducing stress.

“We offer a simple service with no lengthy health questionnaires to fill in. Insurance can be taken out the very same day of enquiring. We understand that this year has been extremely challenging for many sole traders, so we are currently offering the first two months of the policy for free.”

For more information on sole trader health insurance, visit https://www.policybee.co.uk/equipsme

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