Frequently Asked Questions - Simply Accident Plan

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In this section you'll find answers to some of the questions that customers just like you typically ask. Please choose your plan type by clicking on the links to the left.

If you still can't find what you're looking for - and can't see the answer in your plan terms and conditions - please call us on 0370 908 3481* (Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm; Saturday 9am - 5pm), or email us. Our Customer Services team will be happy to help.

For a full list of what is and isn't covered, please refer to the Simply Accident Plan policy document which also includes your terms and conditions.

Joining online

Administering your policy / Miscellaneous

Claims and claiming


Joining online

How old do I need to be to join?

You can apply to join if you are aged between 18 and 79 inclusive at the time of application and are a UK resident.

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How long does it take to join online?

Once you have read the policy information and chosen the level of cover which suits your needs, it will only take you a few minutes to enter:

  • name and date of birth of each person to be covered
  • address and contact telephone number
  • payment details

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What do I need to buy a Simplyhealth plan online?

You will need the bank sort code and account number of the bank which your direct debits will be taken from.

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Can I save my quote and come back to it later?

You can't save the quote for a later date, but you can email yourself the quote.

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What is a web application number?

Once completing your online application, you may be given a web application number which will start WEB followed by six numbers, whilst we process your application. This is not your policy number; we will send you this separately once your application has been accepted.

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Is it safe to buy online?

Yes, our websites are on secure servers and data is encrypted using Secure Socket Layer by Quovadis.

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When does my cover start?

Cover under the policy is monthly and starts from your registration date. You have a 14 day cooling off period after you join so if you are not entirely happy you can cancel the policy without paying your first monthly premium.

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How long does the policy cover me for?

The cover under your plan will cease on the day you reach 85 or when certain benefits are paid. Please refer to section 11 of the terms and conditions for more details. Your plan is monthly and runs from month to month until it is cancelled or otherwise comes to an end.

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Administering your policy / Miscellaneous

Can I add my partner or children to my plan?

You can add up to four of your children or your partner's children up to the age of 18 to your policy, free of charge.

You can add your resident partner for an additional premium as long as they are 79 or under. 

To add people to your policy, simply call our Customer Services team on 0370 908 3481*.

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Can I cover my parents or siblings on my plan?

No, parents and siblings would need to take out a plan in their own right. You can only cover yourself, partner or spouse and up to four children on your plan.

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Can I increase my cover level?

You can increase your cover level once a year, up to the age of 69, but you must stay at that level for a minimum of 12 months before being able to change it again.

Find out more about different levels of cover.

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Can I reduce my cover level?

Provided you're covered by Level 2 or above, you can reduce your cover level at any time, as long as you've been at your current level for at least 12 months.

Find out about different levels of cover.

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Can I cancel my plan at anytime?

The plan is a monthly rolling contract, so you can cancel it at anytime with one months notice.

If your plan no longer suits your needs please give our friendly Customer Options team a call. The team is available on 0300 100 1105* Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 5pm. They're always happy to help.

More information about cancelling your plan can be found in your terms and conditions.

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How do I make a complaint?

We aim to provide you with the very highest levels of customer service and care at all times. To maintain this service standard, we have a procedure you can use to raise any concern, complaint or recommendation you have by contacting Customer Services on 0370 908 3481* or writing to Simplyhealth Customer Services, at our registered office address of Hambleden House, Waterloo Court, Andover, Hampshire SP10 1LQ.

We will investigate any complaint and issue a final response. If you are not satisfied with our response, or we have not replied within eight weeks, you have the right to refer your complaint to:

Financial Ombudsman Service
Exchange Tower
London
E14 9SR

Telephone: 0800 023 4567 or 0300 123 9123 *

Email: complaint.info@financial-ombudsman.org.uk

Website: www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk 

The Financial Ombudsman Service will only consider your complaint if you have given us the opportunity to resolve the matter first. Making a complaint to the Ombudsman will not affect any legal rights that you may have. We will send you full details of our complaints procedure if you ask us for them.

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Claims and claiming

Where can I get more information or additional help when making a claim?

To make a claim, please call customer services on 0300 100 1169*. If you are too ill to contact customer services, someone can do this for you. Any delay in reporting a claim will affect how quickly we can deal with your claim.

Full details about claiming can be found in Section 9 (page 7) of the policy document.

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How much am I entitled to claim?

This will depend on your level of cover and the nature of your injury. Children are covered for half the benefit amount of adults (except for the accidental death benefit where specific child limits apply as set out in the table of cover). No benefit will be payable for permanent total disablement if you are aged 75 or over and in paid employment, or 65 years or over if not in paid employment. If you are aged 65 or over, other benefits will be paid at 50% of the amount shown in the table of cover, except funeral and dental accident benefit which will be paid in full.

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Need help?

To join call:

0800 294 8125 

Mon to Fri: 8am to 8pm
Sat: 9am to 5pm



Existing Customers:

0300 100 1169  

Mon to Fri: 8am to 5pm

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