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Investment:Under £10k


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Ethical franchising


Join a company with award-winning customer service and be the local face of WPA


INVESTMENT LEVEL: FROM £9,200


• Back offi ce system designed for healthcare partner use


• 48 telesales appointments • A dedicated mentor to help you establish your practice


• Membership fees of a local networking group in the fi rst year


WPA believes in fully supporting its partners on the road to success. The healthcare-partner launch pad is designed to assist franchisees in the challenging fi rst two years as they build their business and portfolio. The launch pad fund is up to £15,000 and is released incrementally depending upon results. It is forward loaded to provide the majority of the fund in the initial more diffi cult stages of the franchise and ends on the second anniversary of becoming a healthcare partner.


The market opportunity for private health insurance is paramount in the midst of the UK’s current public healthcare concerns. People are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of private medical insurance – this may be due to the increasing demands on the NHS. With well publicised concerns about waiting times for treatment, access to specialists, and fi nancial defi cits of primary care trusts the increasing demands on the NHS may indicate that coming years will be the most challenging yet.


In 2014 it was voted best for customer service at the Cover Excellence and Health Insurance awards, demonstrating its commitment to putting customers at the forefront of the business. As a not-for-profi t insurer, WPA commits


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its interests to improving customer experiences and ensuring that individuals and companies get the right product for their needs. As a result of the commitment, some of the UK’s largest companies have put their trust in the services and have maintained their relationship with WPA over many years. WPA off ers a choice of health insurance


products to suit a variety of needs. This includes full private medical insurance plans and cash plans for both companies and individuals. Unique to the industry, WPA has a team of healthcare partners who work diligently across the UK as consultants in healthcare solutions. This off ers customers a face within the local


estern Provident Association (WPA) is a specialist health insurer with a heritage stemming back over 110 years.


community and endorses commitment to treating customers fairly. WPA’s healthcare partners work as consultants in healthcare solutions not only selling and promoting health insurance products, but also actively maintaining relationships with regular contact to ensure customer satisfaction. The healthcare partner team use their expertise to manage their customer portfolio whilst growing an ethical successful business. WPA is looking to expand the 77-strong team in the UK and recruit new healthcare partners. WPA believes in fully supporting its healthcare partners on the road to success, and off ers a unique launch package which includes:


• Full training and support in your region and from head offi ce


• Financial support programme to help get your practice off the ground


• Generous professional initial and renewal fees – enhanced in the fi rst two years


• Quarterly workshops at no additional charge


• Real-time connectivity to WPA IT systems via a bespoke iPad app


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WPA Healthcare


www.wpahealthcarepractice.co.uk healthcarepractice@wpa.org.uk 01823 625120


Each year 300,000 people leave work due to illness and injury therefore health and wellbeing has become an important part of company healthcare and sickness absence strategies. A strong benefi t package not only helps employers make sure they get the pick of employees at recruitment but can also help retain them. WPA off er freedom of choice – choosing when, where, and who to have treatment with making its products an integral part of the ever changing healthcare systems within the UK. The healthcare partners come from various backgrounds and diff erent walks of life, however they all have business acumen and are driven to succeed. Successful candidates must have the ability to develop a network of customers, have strong interpersonal skills, and entrepreneurial spirit.


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