The Exeter has added access to consultations with registered dietitians and qualified nutritionists through its HealthWise member benefits app for income protection (IP) and private medical insurance (PMI) policyholders.
The health and protection provider says the use of these additional consultations could save members up to £1,800.
Built in conjunction with digital healthcare provider, Square Health, the app provides high benefits to help members positively manage a healthy lifestyle.
IP and PMI members will now be able to receive up to six consultations each year with registered Health & Care Professions Council dietitians, providing one-on-one support for their dietary needs. Those with special dietary requirements due to health conditions, such as coeliac disease or diabetes, will also be able to gain access to the added consultations.
Members will also be able to access up to six consultations every year with a qualified nutritionist, designed to help individuals manage a range of lifestyle factors that can affect their health and wellbeing, such as stress management, poor sleep, and low exercise levels.
The Exeter saw usage of its HealthWise services more than double in 2020, with a 112 per cent increase in monthly registrations. In addition, 91 per cent of remote GP appointments provided advice or an onward referral, and 99 per cent of ongoing mental health support was delivered remotely.
Steve Bryan, director of distribution & marketing at The Exeter, said: “HealthWise has proven to be of real value to our members throughout the pandemic, as reflected by record usage and registrations last year. Although the rollout of the vaccine and the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown is moving us closer to normality, we’ve learnt that circumstances can change rapidly and we’re not out of the woods just yet. So, it’s important that we continue to offer a range of market leading support to our members in times of ongoing uncertainty.
‘‘The addition of dietitian and lifestyle and nutrition consultations is part of our commitment to be being a driving force in the provision of remote healthcare solutions, especially as the NHS continues to face challenges. We have developed these solutions with our members in mind and are confident that they will be widely embraced by customers, whilst helping to alleviate some of the pressure on our front-line heroes.”