We all know that there are great benefits to being a Contractor and having left all that office hierarchy and political nonsense behind, you’re hopefully enjoying your freedom. However you’ve also left behind the safety net of an employee benefits package and if you suffer illness or injury that prevents you from working – you don’t get paid.
As a Freelancer, every day spent on a waiting list for treatment, unable to work, is lost income that will never be made up so it’s vital that we get you back to your client site without delay.
Employees of big companies benefit from company funded ‘gold plated’ private health insurance plans. The good news is that the same valuable health cover is now available to Contractors and all on very advantageous terms. Why? – because our colleagues at health insurers WPA have recognised over the years that Contractors claim less often and are off work fewer days, so the premiums they charge Freelancers reflect this.
Putting you in control
The NHS is obviously still there as a valuable back-up but having treatment in the independent healthcare sector means you can get treated faster. That’s why we see private health cover as almost a necessity for Freelancers. It also helps put you in control over your (and your family’s) health as YOU can choose the specialist that treats you and can also benefit from expensive cancer treatments that are not available on the NHS.
WPA, in particular, focuses on the needs of the Freelancer, offering special discounted rates1 which are typically 20% lower than their standard premiums. Even better, Contractors taking out cover via ContractorFinancials receive a further 10%1 on-going discount off of your premium.
WPA has specialised in cover for Freelancers for many years. As a not-for-profit health insurer with a heritage of over 110 years, they focus on delivering affordable cover with award winning customer service.
Freelancer, Sharon Strevens who is insured through WPA, agrees ‘WPA gives me very affordable access to private health care. I have been very impressed with the way my claims are handled; personal, simple and pragmatic. WPA make me feel like a person not just a policy number. WPA means that I can get treatment quickly and without fuss which allows me to keep my business running without worry….or pain.’
For a limited period WPAs Premier and Elite cover are both available with a special 2 year introductory offer1 – ‘2012’. In addition to the reduced premiums that Freelancers can benefit from with WPA, get a 20% discount in your first year and then a 12% discount in your second followed by the ContractorFinancials special 10% on-going discount thereafter. So to protect the current lifestyle for you and your family there’s never been a better time to call our dedicated contact at WPA Raymond Lamb2 on 0845 062 8888 or visit www.wpa.org.uk/contractorfinancials for a quick on-line quote.
1 Full details of the terms and conditions applicable to the various discounts are available from Ray Lamb or at www.wpa.org.uk/contractorfinancials
2 Raymond Lamb is an Appointed Representative of WPA.
WPA is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA). The FSA website may be checked at www.fsa.gov.uk/register/home.do for WPA number 202608.