The demand for health insurance has rocketed in the wake of the General Election, with our team seeing a staggering 810% increase in enquiries following the Conservative’s landslide win.
Our advisors handled a surge in calls about private medical insurance throughout election week, peaking on Friday at an 810% increase following confirmation of the Tory majority. On Saturday, the increase was still a significant 275% uplift, compared with average leads over the three-week period leading up to the election.
The NHS, including its staffing, funding and future, was a core issue in the manifestos of all major parties and was also at the heart of the Brexit referendum in 2016. ActiveQuote head of partnerships Rod Jones said: ‘While most of our insurance products, including life insurance, income protection and unemployment cover, have remained stable, the surge in health insurance enquiries has been huge.
“It has been interesting to see first-hand how some people have reacted to this election result, with many picking up the phone and getting online to scope out the cost of private medical insurance for their families.”
We are the UK’s leading comparison website and broker of health and protection insurance products, including health insurance, income protection, life insurance and critical illness cover. ActiveQuote was the first comparison service to compare health insurance policies in the UK and allows customers to tailor-make their policies by adding or removing options such as hospital cover and physiotherapy.