How Drewberry Set Up Affordable Health Insurance For Education Adviser Linda

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Meet Linda

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Linda is a 66-year-old retiree living in Sussex with her husband and her dog. While officially retired, giving up work entirely wasn’t on her agenda. After being a headteacher in London for 22 years, she now works part-time as an Education Adviser in East Sussex, which she loves. She’s also a magistrate!

In her spare time, Linda loves gardening, eating good food, and spending time with her family.

There’s no denying that Linda is a busy woman, yet we were lucky enough to find some time in her diary to have a chat about her Private Health Insurance. We wanted to know why she bought a policy and her thoughts on her experience with Drewberry™.

Some Fatherly Advice: Buy Health Insurance

A hot topic with our clients lately is the NHS and how it’s struggling to keep up with demand. Despite the fact the NHS is a treasured resource, long waiting lists are becoming a bugbear for many UK citizens. And Linda is one of them, which is why she jotted ‘Get Private Medical Insurance’ down on her to-do list.

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I could see the NHS was in disarray. It’s interesting because my father told me something when I was 18. “Get on the property ladder as fast as you can and make sure you have Private Health Insurance because the NHS won’t sort you out.”.

This was back in the 70s and his advice rings shockingly true. So, equipped with her late father’s advice, she headed down the private healthcare route much sooner than a lot of people did.

Health Insurance Doesn’t Have To Cost An Arm & A Leg

Linda is healthy and takes good care of her body by eating properly and visiting the gym. However, she knows this doesn’t give her immunity against any future health problems. You never know what might happen, and that’s especially true as we get older.

Having Health Insurance can provide a supportive safety net and offer peace of mind. We find most of our clients are comforted by the extra protection they have—Linda included.

Sold on the idea of private healthcare (thanks to her father’s solid guidance), there was one major consideration when looking for a provider. The cost…

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I decided it was a priority. But the costs did worry me. Also, the fact that the costs go up every year. Would there come a point where I couldn’t afford it? It is something that worries me about the future.

A Daily Battle With The NHS

Linda has Glaucoma, a pre-existing condition not covered by Private Health Insurance. She uses the NHS frequently for care related to this condition. But it never seems to be smooth sailing.

The thought of something going seriously wrong health-wise and being unable to book an appointment is a big worry for Linda.

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I have to fight for an appointment every time I need one, which is supposed to be every six months. But every six months, I have to battle just to get an appointment. It shouldn’t be like that. But it is a battle, and I don’t want to have to battle.

Despite her pre-existing condition, buying Health Insurance was an easy choice. Linda knew her Glaucoma diagnosis would immediately be excluded from her policy, so she wasn’t worried about that. She was still eligible for cover!

Like many of our clients at Drewberry, Linda acknowledges that getting insurance can be an absolute minefield. Being able to compare different providers and policies wasn’t something she thought she would be able to tackle. So, she decided to leave it to the experts…

Drewberry: A Match Made On The Internet

Linda found Drewberry after searching for Private Health Insurance on Google (it’s as simple as that). We weren’t the only company to make her shortlist, but we were the quickest to get back to her when she contacted the team.

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Drewberry was the quickest one to get back to me and the quickest one to help me get sorted out. From there, it was a no-brainer.

Buying any type of insurance policy is often not a quick spur-of-the-moment decision. It’s something you’re going to be spending money on every month, so it’s important to do your research before taking the leap.

For Linda, Drewberry’s reviews solidified her decision.

One of our Independent Protection Experts got involved, and the process began! When Linda contacted us a few years back about getting cover, adviser Bradley explained everything to her clearly. Keeping her budget in mind, he set up a Comprehensive Health policy for her, ensuring a high level of cover and affordable monthly premiums.

Affordability is important for a lot of people, and at Drewberry we don’t want to price anyone out of a policy. Even if you’ve got a small budget, our team can work their magic!

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Bradley is obviously an expert in his field, and I am not an expert in that field. To have someone with expertise supporting you as you go through that journey is actually pretty good.

Time For Renewal

When it came to her yearly policy renewal, we got in touch via text. This made it super easy for Linda to talk to us—a hassle-free way of communicating!

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Bradley got in touch and said, “It’s coming up for renewal. Do you want me to have a look around, see if it’s still competitive with what they’re offering you?” You don’t just see me as a permanent client, you’ll always have a look around for the best deal.

Securing you the best policy for your needs isn’t where our service ends. Part of our 5-star package includes reviewing and renewing policies when the time is right.

During our chat, we reminded Linda about the free remote GP service included on her policy. This offers her an alternative option to phoning her local surgery and trying to get a GP appointment, which isn’t weeks away.

The virtual GP service is available through an app, so Linda literally has access at her fingertips!

So, How Did We Do? 🤩

We love hearing what our clients think of the service we offer at Drewberry, and Linda’s opinion is no exception.

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The service is very helpful. Drewberry ensures you’re not being taken advantage of by other companies because they look into your cover so well. I have confidence in the company.

Want To Set Up Your Own Health Insurance Policy?

Tired of NHS waiting times like Linda? Private Medical Insurance may be a great alternative. But we know from helping many people at Drewberry that setting up a policy can be a challenge. With so many options available and factors to consider, it’s easy to put it on the back burner.

If you’d like help setting up a Health Insurance policy, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling 02074425880 or emailing

Our team of experts can help guide you through the maze that is Private Medical Insurance. We can compare the whole market and ensure you get cover which is suited to your particular needs and budget. This means you’ll have peace of mind knowing you can get the right treatment when you need it most.

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