How Drewberry Helped Retiree Andrew Save On His Health Insurance

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Andrew is a retiree living in the picturesque coastal town of Folkestone, UK. After spending 15 years on the road as a consultant, Andrew is now retired and relishing his well-deserved relaxation. However, retirement doesn’t mean he’s slowing down.

Volunteering at his local hospice is important work for Andrew, since his own battle with prostate cancer 15 years ago.

He tells us that since then, his health has become his biggest priority, which is why he came to Drewberry looking for Health Insurance. We wanted to find out what Andrew thought of his experience, so we caught up with him for a quick chat.

Why Andrew Believed Health Insurance To Be The Best Solution…

Andrew isn’t new to Health Insurance, having had policies in the past. He was lucky enough to have a policy through his employer and quickly saw the value of having such protection. So much so that after leaving his job, he looked to put personal protection in place.

Living in Belgium at the time, he wanted to ensure his healthcare needs would be covered. However, it started to become far too expensive, leading him to put a stop to the policy.

I was impressed with the Belgian healthcare, but it was becoming too expensive—moving me into the £3,000+ mark.

Andrew’s experience of Health Insurance in the past showed him just how valuable it is. As a result, upon his retirement, he made the decision to put a new personal policy in place.

It was at this point Andrew contacted Drewberry, where luckily he was in good hands. One of our Independent Protection Experts took the time to really understand what Andrew wanted from a policy.

It soon became clear that cost and level of coverage, particularly cancer care, were top of his list. With this in mind, the Drewberry team got to work!

A Need For Cancer Care…

Knowing that no one is immune to the big C word, Andrew was worried about getting cancer care on his policy. With a diagnosis in his medical notes, Andrew wondered if it would affect how much cover he could get.

He voiced his concerns and was met with genuine care and concern. Thankfully, his past diagnosis didn’t matter, and we were able to provide a policy which gave Andrew full Cancer Cover.

Andrew’s story isn’t only positive for him, but for many retirees out there. Cancer is often a devastating and impactful experience for the patient, as well as their family and friends. This is why all UK health insurers now provide extensive cancer coverage in all their policies. Cancer care is not just Andrew’s top priority, but the nations.

16 years ago, I had prostate cancer. Fortunately, I was in Belgium and had it dealt with quickly, but it’s having that sort of comfort to know that there is cover should I need it.

Drewberry clearly listened to me, remembering my needs and concerns, and provided me with a policy that offers me full cancer cover. It was the most important thing for me.

I know I can get the treatment I need as fast as possible. It gives me peace of mind knowing that there’s cover waiting for me if I ever need it.

Andrew Was Quids In After Reviewing His Policy…

Once Andrew’s policy was set up, he didn’t say goodbye to Drewberry. As part of our service, we include ongoing reviews to ensure that our clients’ policies remain fit for purpose.

Because of this, when Andrew’s policy was due to renew, Matthew, one of Drewberry’s advisers, got in touch. He knew cost was an important factor for Andrew, so looked into whether his AXA policy was still the best option.

By reviewing the policy, Matthew was able to find a more cost effective option with Bupa. Still the same level of cover, just with cheaper premiums! Tempted by the affordability factor, Andrew happily accepted the recommendation.

Funnily enough, Matthew got in touch again at the next renewal date and suggested switching back to AXA.

My Health Insurance will cost me more as I age, so I knew from the start that I wanted a good deal.

I was able to reduce my premiums by switching back to AXA. Matthew provided a high standard of service, comparing the health insurers for me, as I didn’t know where to start.

Based on provider changes that Matthew had stayed on top of, he was able to see that AXA were a better fit once again.

Andrew’s new switched policy covered him for exactly the same things as his previous policy, but cheaper. This has made him cherish his Health Insurance policy even more.

Why Drewberry Became Andrew’s First Choice

Before picking Drewberry, Andrew checked out his options in his hometown of Folkestone. He tried local insurance providers, but felt that they weren’t really interested in health care. Then he found Drewberry on the internet. The rest was history, as they say.

Andrew liked how the advisers took care of the policy for him. He didn’t have to lift a finger. In fact, when it was time for a policy renewal, Matthew called him first to talk about the renewal. Andrew didn’t have to do anything to keep his policy. Drewberry did it for him. For most people, like Andrew, this made getting insurance easy.

Due to Matthew’s helpful approach, Andrew quickly began to trust his expert knowledge. He knew he was in safe-hands and that Drewberry would make putting the right policy in place easy.

Andrew has now got a great Health Insurance policy that he’s very happy with. Even more so because the first month of cover was totally free with Drewberry. He only paid for 11 months!

I contacted Drewberry, and it wasn’t a difficult decision to choose them. There weren’t many other options available that would provide me with the same services.

I didn’t have many in-depth questions, but any questions I did ask were answered on the spot.

The service I’ve received has been of the highest possible level and I’m very comfortable with the cover I am getting.

Need Help Putting Health Insurance In Place?

If, like Andrew, you want to put a Health Insurance policy in place but don’t know where to start, 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 of 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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