Simply Business partners with Equipsme to launch health insurance for SMEs

Simply Business partners with Equipsme to launch health insurance for SMEs

London, 15 June 2020 – Simply Business has teamed up with Equipsme in a move that will make flexible and affordable health insurance available to hundreds of thousands of small businesses, their teams and their families.
  • New partnership opens up health insurance for UK SMEs and their employees
  • Free trials of health plans will be offered for the first two months

Simply Business, one of the largest business insurance brokers in the UK, has partnered with Equipsme, a provider of business health insurance, to launch its first health insurance proposition.

Plans are available from self employed business owners through to larger SMEs, and Simply Business arranges insurance for 650,000 landlords and businesses across the UK.

All plans include video and phone GP consultations including during evenings and weekends, as well as professional physiotherapy advice which can easily be completed at home. Customers can access professional counsellors with support for stress and anxiety.

The health plans will be free to businesses for the first two months, giving businesses a chance to try the plans without it affecting their cashflow.

Equipsme plans start at just £9 per person per month, and employees are able to upgrade their own levels of cover. Policies cost the same for everyone aged 16-69 and there are no lengthy or intrusive medical questionnaires to answer, meaning businesses can get a quote in seconds and then get back to business.

Alan Thomas, CEO at Simply Business said: “Small businesses are about so much more than premises and operations - they’re about people. People with families, livelihoods and big dreams to protect. So now more than ever it’s important to take care of the people who power small businesses.

“At Simply Business we’re passionate about supporting small business owners and it feels like the right time to explore ways to extend this support to their healthcare.

“We pride ourselves on offering simplicity, choice and value to an audience who are adjusting to a new way of working and living. We’re delighted to partner with Equipsme, who’ve helped us create a product experience which meets the needs of our customers.”

Equipsme Founder, Matthew Reed, comments: “We’re delighted to be the chosen healthcare partner for Simply Business. It’s our goal to make healthcare cover work not just for big corporates and senior executives but small companies and every member of the team.”

About Simply Business

Simply Business is one of the UK’s biggest commercial insurance providers, specialising in public liability insurance for SMEs and insuring over 650,000 small businesses and landlords across Britain. Launched in 2005, Simply Business has created an online brokerage service, delivering policies tailored to individual business requirements. Using the power of tech and data to create the best possible customer experiences, Simply Business employs over 700 people across offices in London, Northampton, and Boston in the US. Owing to its internal underwriting capability, Simply Business can cover over 1,000 trade types – ranging from plumbers to accountants to dog walkers. An accredited B Corp for their positive social impact, Simply Business has also been voted the Sunday Times Best Company To Work For twice in a row.

About Equipsme

Equipsme provides simple and practical health insurance plans for businesses with more than one employee in partnership with a range of partners including; AXA Health Limited, HealthHero, Health Assured and Thriva.

Equipsme was the first new health provider in over a decade when it launched in March 2018. It won “Best New Product - Innovation Award” at the Cover Excellence Awards in October 2019.

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