Health Shield visiting the University

Wed, 20 Nov 2013 07:00:00 GMT

A representative from Health Shield will be visiting the University on Monday 25 November from 9.00am till 3.00pm to offer membership to staff. They will be located in the staff lounge and  are offereing a free Champagne & Chocolates draw for those who join.   Also free sports watches to the first 10 members of staff who go and find out more details on Health Shield.

Your Health Shield Development Officer, Teresa Hignett can be contacted on 07789 988957 or via email

As a Health Shield member, everyday healthcare costs you less

Thousands of Health Shield members receive cashback on a variety of health treatments so why miss out?

You can receive cashback for a wide variety of benefits such as:


• Dental including teeth whitening, practice plan premiums and joining fees (e.g. Denplan)

• Optical including laser eye treatment

• Chiropody

• Prescription benefit


• Hospital inpatient

• Hospital day-surgery

• Parental hospital stay

• Specialist consultation, ECG, X-Ray, Pathology and MRI scans

Health & Wellbeing:

• Health & wellbeing

• Health screening

• Fitness benefit

• Instant access to a range of online health risk assessment

Peace of Mind:

• Dental accident

• Maternity – antenatal appointment and adoption. (This benefit has a 40 week qualifying period.)

• Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Acupuncture and Homoeopathy

• Personal accident protection

Health, Legal & Counselling:

• 24 hour helpline

• New for 2013 – 24hr GP Helpline

Worldwide cover for many benefits

Benefits for Prestige level members include family planning, critical illness cover and sickness and accident protection.

The health and wellbeing benefit also covers 19 different therapies including: aromatherapy massage, cognitive behavioural therapy, hypnotherapy and Indian head massage.

There are 6 levels of cover to choose from for you, or for you and your partner, and dependent children (up to age 18) are covered whichever option you select. Health Shield will refund 100% of your treatment costs up to your chosen annual limit.

University of Huddersfield employees receive favourable corporate rates from only £1.35 per week. If you join with Teresa Hignett, your local Health Shield Development Officer, you will be eligible for immediate benefit cover**, meaning that qualifying periods are waived allowing you instant access to most benefits (cover will begin on the date the first deduction is taken from your salary).

So if you’re not with Health Shield yet, then now is a good time to do something about it and join.

Find out more…

For more information please visit or call Health Shield on 01270 588555 to speak to an advisor. As part of our on-going quality control programme, calls may be monitored or recorded.

*Up to your chosen annual limit. Subject to annual review. Please refer to your membership plan for full details about the scheme.

**This concession excludes all the maternity - antenatal appointment and adoption benefit that has a 40 week qualifying period.

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