We've been around since 1872. That's 150 years’ experience in helping people access affordable healthcare.
Our longevity shows strength, commitment to our Purpose and our ability to evolve. As we prepare to celebrate our sesquicentennial anniversary, we’re reflecting on how we and our products have developed and grown. From simple savings funds to digital healthcare propositions (such as a video GP in your pocket).
The arrival of the NHS in 1948 changed the way people accessed healthcare, meaning that the savings funds that would eventually go on to become Simplyhealth had to change and adapt, providing services that complemented the NHS. The healthcare landscape is everchanging, but what hasn’t changed is our commitment to our Purpose; improving the UK's access to healthcare.
So while you’re looking back through our history, we’re looking forward to the next 150 years and beyond!
Manchester & Salford Hospital Saturday Fund (MSHSF) founded
Leeds Hospital Fund (LHF) founded
Hospital Savings Association (HSA) founded
Launch of the National Health Service (NHS)
Denplan founded by two dentists, creating the first dental payment plans
MSHSF and Healthcare Insurance Alliance merge to form HealthSure Group Ltd
Denplan, part of Simplyhealth, first become lead sponsor of Mouth Cancer Action Month
LHF joins forces with HSA to begin creation of the Group
HSA, LHF and HealthSure come together as one Simplyhealth
Denplan joins Simplyhealth Group
Simplyhealth becomes England Rugby's new trusted healthcare partner
Our SimplyPlan app is launched
New partnership with Nuffield Health (Physio services) is announced
Launched Coronavirus support package, including £2m investment in PPE for Denplan dentists
Simplyhealth becomes a carbon neutral business
Simplyhealth launches 24/7 video GP Service with Square Health via the SimplyConsult app
Simplyhealth achieves FSC® Certification
Simplyhealth announce charity partnership with Sported, donating more than £140,000 to support their charitable work
Simplyhealth begin charity partnership with the Mental Health Foundation, donating over £100,000 to help the mental health charity’s work
Denplan launch charity partnership with Dentaid to support 25 ‘outreach clinics’
Simplyhealth launch charity partnership with the Lady Garden Foundation to help raise awareness of gynaecological cancers