The new Claims Guide
The process of a claim
Feedback indicates that you would appreciate more information about the claims process and what to expect. This new guide provides clear information about how MPS can help, and explains the legal process step by step.
Referring back to the document during the life of a claim will help you understand the stages and the timings you can expect between them. The guide will augment the ongoing support you will receive from your medicolegal adviser, together with a member of our legal team.
What you need to do
The guide provides a clear checklist of all of the information that we need from you to provide appropriate advice and support from the earliest stage. We need to gather together all the relevant information at the very outset and the Claims Guide will help us to do this, hastening our communication with the claimant/patient or their legal representatives. Having a complete grasp of all the facts at an early stagehelps us to assess your case more quickly and speed up decision-making. In a further response to member feedback we are now developing an online notification system for claims, so that you have the option of providing all of this in a way that suits you.
Robust and effective support
We are aware that subscriptions have been rising in recent years, and one of the main drivers for this has been the relentless increase in claims costs. This change is one of a series of measures designed to help stem the tide of rising costs and subscriptions, by continually reviewing and improving our internal processes. What we will not be compromising on, however, is our robust support for members.
We would greatly appreciate your feedback as we continue to roll out these developments. We are delighted that members have so far been telling us how impressed they have been with their experience of these new arrangements – so although we naturally hope that you will not be unfortunate enough to be on the receiving end of a claim, you can rest assured that you would be well supported and in expert, professional hands if this were to happen.
although we naturally hope that you will not be unfortunate enough to be on the receiving end of a claim, you can rest assured that you would be well supported and in expert, professional hands if this were to happen
Some members find the experience of a claim particularly stressful. Members can access a free counselling service
, which is provided independently and confidentially by Optum, who are respected experts in the provision of this kind of additional support. This service is explained to members in the new Claims Guide.