AXA PPP healthcare is launching a new medical policy for the self-employed.

The individual medical insurance will offer a range of cover options with a business support service, giving customers help to run their company during an illness.

Business support includes a 24-hour legal advice line covering issues such as consumer, commercial and property law. There will be a telephone answering service to handle calls while the insured party is in hospital.

It would also provide cash windfalls of up to £1,000 when the customer is hospitalised for eligible treatments.

The policy will carry a commission rate of up to 40% and goes live on 1 November.