Health cash plan provider Westfield Health is acquiring PatientChoice, which administers, markets and sells health insurance products.
This represents a significant move to further develop the products and services that Westfield offers its customers.
PatientChoice have administered Westfield Health’s highly successful Surgery Choices product since this was launched in 2007.
The move will see Westfield Health assume sole responsibility for the administration of Surgery Choices, which is an add-on module to Westfield’s corporate paid plans that covers policyholders for more than 60 surgical procedures normally classed by the NHS as non-urgent.
Jill Davies, Chief Executive of Westfield Health, said: “The acquisition of PatientChoice is an exciting development and a natural progression for Westfield Health, which is extremely positive news for our policyholders and stakeholders.
“When Westfield launched Surgery Choices it was considered a bold move by the market and has been extremely well received since. The product has proved popular with intermediaries, employers and employees and the acquisition of PatientChoice further strengthens Westfield’s commitment to delivering innovative and relevant health cover.”