LONDON, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Following an investigation by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) which has raised significant concerns about dentists' services in the UK, some patients are visiting price comparison websites such as comparethemarket.com to look at their health insurance options.
The OFT has found that 500,000 dental patients a year are deliberately given the wrong information on treatment options. One of the issues identified includes dentists pressuring their patients to buy insurance policies to cover the cost of private dental treatment. Twenty per cent of people who had bought these plans reported that they had done so under pressure.
As a result, patients may need to do their own research on health insurance to ensure that they buy the right policy to fit their needs. Independent research is also vital as there may be cheaper insurance plans available compared with the policies recommended by the dentist.
Andrew Stocks, Director at comparethemarket.com said: "Patients who are considering dental insurance may wish to take the time to research the different options available. For some, it may be the case that a more comprehensive health insurance plan, covering illness and injury as well as dental, would be more suitable.
"With so many different health insurance policies on the market, it can be difficult to know where to start. comparethemarket.com offers a quick and easy way to compare a wide range of different health insurance providers and the policies that they offer. We pride ourselves on helping our customers find the right cover for their needs at the right price."
Specialising in more than just health insurance, comparethemarket.com provides customers with an easy way to find the right deal on a wide range of insurance and financial products including car insurance, home insurance, van insurance, bike insurance, life insurance, pet insurance and credit cards. It also offers comparisons for a range of household utilities including electricity, gas, phone, broadband and digital TV.
- comparethemarket.com was launched in 2006 and has grown rapidly over the past six years to become one of the UK's leading price comparison websites.
- comparethemarket.com provides customers with an easy way to make the right choice for them on a wide range of products including motor, home, life, travel and pet insurance as well as utilities and money products such as, credit cards and loans.
- comparethemarket.com actively selects its brand partners, working with the best and
- most trusted organisations
- to ensure quality service to consumers.
comparethemarket.com is a trading name of BISL Limited. BISL Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Registered Address: Pegasus House, Bakewell Road, Orton Southgate, Peterborough, PE2 6YS. Registered in England number 3231094.