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LaingBuisson’s comprehensive study into the UK’s healthcare insurance market. Seventeenth edition.

The 17th edition of LaingBuisson’s Health Cover UK Market report is essential reading for all professionals working within the health cover sector, as providers or intermediaries, who need definitive information on the state of the market in private medical insurance, non-insured healthcare trusts, health cash plans, dental maintenance & insurance, and wellbeing products including GP primary care. Others with a professional interest in the sector, including hospital executives, specialist care providers, private dentistry groups, risk managers, investors banks, lawyers, management consultants, think tanks and government, should also read this much-respected industry-standard report.

The new edition of the report describes a sector that has successfully navigated the Covid pandemic of 2020/21. But the long-awaited and much hoped-for resumption of real terms growth remains elusive.

Health cover market value reached £ 6,173m in 2020 (2019: £6,073m), but in real value terms it remains below the 2008 peak. Health cover is also below its peak penetration of the population. Looking at the private medical cover component only (PMI plus non-insured medical expenses schemes) the share of the population which benefits has fallen from 12.4% at its peak before the global financial crisis to 10.6% in 2020.

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