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Health Insurance Awards 2018

18th October 2018 I Grosvenor House, London
Health Insurance Awards 2018 – celebrity host revealed


One of the biggest names in British comedy to host industry event of the year There are just six weeks to go until this year’s Health Insurance Awards gala dinner – and we can now reveal the identity of this year’s celebrity presenter.

To celebrate the event’s 20 anniversary, one of the biggest names in British comedy will be entertaining the 900-plus guests at the industry event of the year.

Jimmy Carr (pictured) will be returning to the Health Insurance Awards stage after first appearing at the event in the late 1990s.

Jimmy will be handing out Awards to both intermediaries and providers at the gala black time dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane.

The face of Channel 4’s face of comedy and one of the most distinctive talents on television, Jimmy Carr fronts the topical panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats and its Countdown-based spin-off. He has also served as one of the presenters of the weekly satire 10 O’Clock Live and fronted the prime-time game show Distraction, The Friday Night Project, various incarnations of Big Fat Quizzes, and Your Face Or Mine.

A quarter-life crisis prompted Jimmy to quit marketing and train as a psychotherapist before taking to the comedy circuit. Described as England's answer to Emo Phillips, his lovingly crafted material deconstructs modern living and produces more one-liners per minute than should be humanly possible.

Jimmy has guest presented Have I Got News For You, is a regular QI panellist, and frequently appears on a bewildering range of panel shows and list programmes. In the US, he’s taken to the late night chat shows with appearances on Tonight With Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Away from TV, Jimmy was the first comedian to perform a gig online on Second Life and was the first Brit to get his own Netflix special. He is consistently one of the UK’s top live comedy draws touring almost every year and his live DVDs have regularly been bestsellers. He’s even toured with the band The Killers.

Jimmy has appeared in the films Confetti, Storm Breaker, and Telstar, and is also the proud author of a history of jokes, The Naked Jape.

There are only a few spaces left at the event and so if you’d like to attend, please email Stef at [email protected], call the events team on 020 7551 9158

Don't forget to join the conversation on twitter #2018HIAwards, we would like to thanks this years sponsor Generali Global Health. @GeneraliHealth


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We are delighted to announce that the Health Insurance Awards won two awards at the “AwardsAwards” the premier event celebrating excellence in the delivery, management and promotion of industry award events.

Beating over 80 other award events, the Health Insurance Awards won both THE BEST LONGSTANDING AWARDS EVENT (15 – 25 years) and the top accolade, THE BEST OVERALL AWARDS EVENT, while the Informa Business Intelligence Events Team – the team behind the Health Insurance Awards was shortlisted in the BEST AWARDS TEAM category.

Matthew Brookes, Publisher of Health Insurance Daily, said the success was the result of many years of hard work from a committed team. He said: “To win two awards – including the Best Overall Awards Event category – is an outstanding achievement. I’d like to thank all of the team for the hard work they put in throughout the year to make the Health Insurance Awards the success it is. “I’d also like to thank the sponsors of the event – and the health insurance & protection community as a whole for making the Health Insurance Awards the industry event of the year.”