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Health insurance becoming unaffordable warns Bupa

Health insurance becoming unaffordable warns Bupa

The rising cost of private healthcare is pushing health insurance in the UK up to unaffordable levels, according to international healthcare group Bupa. A lack of competition among private hospitals has led to the cost of treatment rising, and the insurer says that this could lead to health insurance becoming unaffordable. An increase in the [...]

August 8, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Private health insurance popular despite recession

Private health insurance popular despite recession

British consumers are increasingly turning to private insurance for their healthcare needs despite the deepening recession. Research by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) shows that the number of people covered by private medical insurance (PMI) increased 2.7% in 2008, compared with 2007. By the end of 2008, 6.2 million people were paying premiums on [...]

April 28, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Bupa sales up 38%

Bupa sales up 38%

Bupa has reported significant growth in sales of its individual protection policy. Sales increased across Bupa’s critical illness, income protection, and life assurance products during 2008. The insurer posted a 38% increase in new business annual premiums for the year. This is compared to growth of 25% in 2007, and comes alongside news that the [...]

March 17, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Private medical insurance growing in popularity

Private medical insurance growing in popularity

Figures from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) show that the number of people covered by private medical insurance (PMI) has exceeded the six million mark for the first time in 5 years. Despite the economic downturn, insurer BUPA has experienced a 20% increase in sales in the first quarter of this year. Fears of [...]

April 24, 2008 | 0 Comments More