Gross written premium (1999):

Gross written premium (1999):

Standard Life

Year company established:

UK head office:
Wey House
Farnham Road
tel: 01483 440 550
fax: 01483 553 852


Company history:
Standard Life Healthcare is a wholly owned subsidiary of Standard Life, Europe's largest mutual assurance company. It has become one of the UK's fastest-growing health insurers since its launch in 1988 (as Prime Health). It offers a range of individual and company plans to more than 350,000 customers and is fourth in the private medical insurance market

Chief officer:
Michael A Hall, managing director

Michael Hall took over as managing director of Standard Life Healthcare (then Prime Health) on October 1 1998, following the retirement of Peter Dalby who started the company ten years previously. As assistant managing director, Hall joined from HCI International Medical Centre where he held the position of chief executive officer and was previously a director of Bupa hospitals. This followed managerial positions within Bupa hospitals from 1988.

Beside his experience in the private sector, Hall worked in the NHS from 1976 to 1988 for Sunderland and Birmingham Health Authorities

UK branch offices:

UK staff:
570 approx

UK general insurance agents:
2,500 approx.

Main classes of business:
private medical insurance

Key general insurance personnel:
Michael Hall, managing director
Philip Wright, sales director
Simon Douglas, business development and underwriting director
Tim Bailey, finance director
Bob Watts, operations director