Aviva has launched DigiCare+ for individual protection plans through a partnership with Square Health.

As part of the deal, a range of benefits will be available via a smartphone app provided by Square Health where medical profile details are input enabling a swift overview for the various health professionals.

Once registered the benefits menu enables easy access to the various options shown below, according to Aviva.

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In order to be eligible, you must be a new Aviva individual protection policyholder or had a plan with the firm since 2015 onwards.

Additionally, all friends life individual protection policyholders from February 2011 onwards will have access.

Benefits include digital GP consultation, which is available at a cost £3 per month and allows up to three sessions per year and covers spouses and also children to age 18, or 21 if in full-time education.

This service enables private prescriptions, sickness notes, referrals and advice regarding medication.

However, this option is only available to plans commencing on or after 7 December 2020.

Furthermore, a second medical opinion is available from a UK-based panel of clinicians approved by Square Health’s Clinical Board.

As well as this, mental health support, physiotherapy, bereavement counselling, annual health check, nutrition consultation, and BUPA anytime healthline are all available.

Alan Laker at CIExpert said: “Aviva has decided that a comprehensive range of medical assistance and services is an essential component of today’s protection plans.

“Additionally, that it must be simple to understand and relevant to the plan.

“This comprehensive menu of benefits will be welcomed by advisers who focus on quality and the minute but important details.

“Allied with 25% discounts for gym membership this assemblage of benefits is particularly impressive, especially the annual health check which could reveal health problems at an early stage when they are more easily treatable.”