The British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA) has added two new names to its healthcare focus group.
Mike Izzard, managing director of Premier Choice Healthcare and former chairman of the Association of Medical Insurance Intermediaries (AMII) is joined on the committee by Wayne Pontin of Jelf Employee Benefits.
The appointments follow the committee's decision earlier this year to broaden its remit from private medical insurance to wider healthcare issues including income protection, critical illness and group life insurance.
Peter Staddon, head of technical services at BIBA, said: "The new members will strengthen the expertise of the focus group which will help us to tackle a range of health care industry issues head on."
Glen Smith, managing director of Healthcare Partners and chairman of the BIBA healthcare focus group, added: "The stronger focus group will help us to engage with government, especially following the announcements around the NHS in the recent comprehensive spending review."
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