New extended mental health cover from Bupa
ActiveQuote customers are able to benefit from additional mental health cover through Bupa, with Bupa By You now including conditions typically excluded by other providers.
Help for mental health conditions including those resulting from anorexia, bulimia and addiction to alcohol and drugs is available, with policyholders accessing treatment and support quickly and often without facing a lengthy wait to see their GP for a referral.
Bupa has access to more than 5,000 psychotherapists and mental health experts nationwide, as well as offering remote consultations and speedy access to appointments. The extensive cover is an exciting new offer in health insurance, which is designed to diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries without delay and at the best location for you.
Bupa By You offers:
- Ongoing mental health cover for as long as you hold the policy, offering reassurance that you won’t be left without support if a mental health condition continues for a long time or returns
- Quick access to support without a GP referral
- Support and treatment for all addictions, including alcohol and substance use
- Support and treatment for mental health issues related to learning behaviours including ASD and ADHD
- In-patient and day patient treatment
- Support and treatment for a range of eating disorders
- Remote consultations
ActiveQuote product development manager James Howell said: “Mental health cover has rightly become an increasingly integral part of health insurance in recent years, reflecting the reduction in stigma around anxiety and depression. However, many policies offer only limited cover for a set period of time or do not cover a long list of conditions that many people experience.
“Bupa By You is a fantastic option for anyone looking for in-depth health insurance for a wide range of issues. It goes further than many policies from other leading PMI providers and is designed to help and protect individuals and families as they navigate busy modern lives.”
According to Mind, one in four of us will experience mental health problems each year, while Mental Health Foundation statistics show that around 68% of women and 57% of men with anxiety, depression, and stress are parents.
‘Is mental health covered by my private medical insurance?’ is one of the questions we’re frequently asked, and the answer is that the majority of health insurance providers do now offer mental health cover as standard or an optional extra. To find out more about Bupa By You or to compare health insurance policy features, use our online tool or speak to our experienced team on 0800 862 0373.