Thursday, 17th October 2019

A vision for the new decade and the links between financial difficulty and mental health problems – the Association of Medical Insurers and Intermediaries (AMII) has confirmed the themes and full speaker line-up for its Health and Wellbeing Summit.

The annual flagship event is set to welcome Helen Undy, CEO at the Money & Mental Health Policy Institute, to talk about the experiences of people with mental health problems when accessing insurance.

From difficult disclosures to exclusions and high premiums, the presentation will explore the challenges people currently experience, as well as practical solutions.

Helen’s talk follows a panel of health insurance experts who will discuss their vision for the developments set to define the decade ahead, including artificial intelligence, mental health in the workplace and financial sustainability in the private sector and NHS.

The panel includes: James Dalton, Director of General Insurance at the Association of British Insurers; Nick Reynolds, Sales Director at Aviva Healthcare; Fergus Craig, Commercial Director at AXA PPP Healthcare; Iain McMillan, Director of Intermediary Distribution at Bupa; and Greg Levine, Sales Director at Vitality Health.

Previous speakers confirmed include Simon Jack, Business Editor at the BBC, who will discuss the current business and political climate, and Prof Willie Hamilton, Professor of Primary Care Diagnostics at the University of Exeter, whose work – including his leadership on the NICE guidelines – has contributed to reducing the number of avoidable cancer deaths nationwide by 10,000.

Stuart Scullion, Executive Chairman of AMII, said: “We’ve got a really strong line-up for the 2019 Summit.

“Last year, we heard from the inspiring Rethink Mental Illness ambassadors Jonny Benjamin MBE and Neil Laybourn, so it is fitting to this year welcome another passionate mental health campaigner – Helen Undy.

“People with mental health problems are three and a half times as likely to be in problem debt and the Money & Mental Health Policy Institute is an independent charity committed to breaking the link between financial difficulty and mental health problems. Helen has a decade of experience in the sector, leading Mind’s policy and campaigns work on public mental health and social care, so it will be a privilege to hear from her.

“We’ve also got a number of inspiring voices on our panel who will discuss some of the biggest issues set to shape the coming decade.

“It’s set to be an insightful and jam-packed day and we look forward to welcoming many delegates from the industry.”

The prestigious healthcare event, taking place on November 21, offers delegates working in the health, protection and wellbeing sectors a day of relevant and topical presentations from leading experts.

The Summit will start at 9.45am at One Great George Street, Westminster, London. It is free to attend for all specialist healthcare insurance intermediaries. To confirm your attendance, visit: