Sally Gunnell OBE announced as brand ambassador for Sussex-based independent health insurance brokerage, SJA


Author: Andrew Leach Managing Director SJA Health Insurance


SJA Health Insurance Independent Advisors, based in Pulborough, is delighted to announce its new brand ambassador, Olympic gold medallist Sally Gunnell.


SJA is a boutique health insurance brokerage specialising in health insurance and related products for small and large companies and personal clients, both in the UK and internationally. The team has a wealth of experience in the insurance industry and has established relationships within the market, such as with AXA, Bupa, Canada Life, Zurich, Vitality, and Aviva, to ensure it achieves results for clients in even the most challenging of circumstances.


SJA provides a wide range of services to its customers and caters policies specifically to their requirements both for today and the future. The team research and analyse all the available options and provide clear, easy to understand solutions.


For businesses, taking care of their employees goes a long way. SJA provides policies for the whole company to safeguard in a range of circumstances. For example, having Group Life Assurance provides a lump sum benefit on death and may also provide a pension for the families and dependents of deceased employees.


Employees can also receive a lump sum benefit if they suffer from critical illness with a Group Critical Illness plan, or a Group Income Protection plan provides employees with a replacement income if they are on long-term sick leave. This plan also allows the company to fund a temporary replacement, if required, giving the business peace of mind too.


Health and wellbeing within a company is becoming more prominent with employers required to look after their employees and all of their health needs, in particular workplace stress. An employee in poor health can be of detriment to the business but with a plan in place, both the employee and business are taken care of.


SJA also take care of individuals with plans such as UK Private Medical Insurance (PMI). The team guide customers through the maze of products to ensure they get the best plan for them at the best price. An appointment for suspected cancer can be two weeks on the NHS. When you're worried about your health, two weeks can seem much longer. With PMI, you’ll gain access to expert treatment promptly, in more comfortable surroundings.


And the cover isn’t defined to just the UK. Expatriates can also use SJA to find the cover they need in another country and still receive the same standard of medical experience that they would receive in the UK. Living in another country can be daunting and you’ll want to ensure that if you require medical treatment, you’ll be taken care of in the finest local facilities available.


As part of the partnership, SJA has also become Sally’s broker. SJA customers will benefit from ‘Sally’s top tips’ delivered by exclusive monthly emails, as well as being entered into a prize draw to win a personal training session with Sally herself. As the only British female to hold the Olympic, Commonwealth, European, and World Championships concurrently, Sally is an inspirational figure to many and is perhaps most well-known for her gold medal in the 400m hurdles at the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992.


Andrew Leach, Managing Director of SJA Health Insurance Independent Advisors, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Sally Gunnell OBE and the team enjoyed meeting her when she came into our office. We’ve worked with Sally and her family to deliver the most suitable health insurance tailored to their requirements. We are pleased to be able to offer these exciting opportunities to our customers thanks to working with Sally.”  


Sally Gunnell OBE said: “The team at SJA are fantastic and went above and beyond to provide the best plan for me. I am looking forward to delivering training sessions to their clients and learning what their fitness goals are and how I can inspire and motivate them.”


To discuss how SJA Health Insurance Independent Advisors can assist you, call 01798 300800, email or visit


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