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Individual health insurance

Bypass NHS waiting lists and receive prompt access to top private treatment with specialist consultants when you need it most.

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Family health insurance

Safeguard the health of your whole family should they become ill or need treatment. Avoid lengthy NHS waiting lists and receive appointments and treatment quickly.

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International health insurance

If you’re living or working abroad you and your loved ones can get access to private healthcare if you have an accident or become ill.

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Company health insurance

Protect your employees should they become ill or injured. Get prompt diagnosis and treatments to help them recover to full health and return to work.

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Health insurance

Health insurance provides cover for private medical care. It takes away the lengthy delay often experienced by those needing treatment and means you don’t have to put your life on hold or face a worrying wait.

What is health insurance?

Health insurance is also known as private medical insurance and pays for treatment if you’re ill or have suffered an injury or accident. It enables you to get a faster diagnosis and to start treatment sooner than you might expect on the NHS, and also offers other benefits such as a choice of hospitals or treatment centres, your own private room and appointments at a time to suit you.

You can choose from different types of private health insurance depending on your own circumstances, such as individual cover, family health insurance, company health care or international health cover. Compare private medical insurance quotes online from leading health insurers to find a policy that meets your budget.

How does health insurance work?

Most of us have car and home insurance, and health insurance works in the same way. Policyholders pay a monthly or an annual premium, which is set depending on the level of cover required, and the insurer then pays out for any treatment covered by the plan.

The cost of health insurance depends on factors such as your age and overall health at the time of taking out the policy, the stated excess and even things such as whether or not you have gym membership. Your address can also make a difference, as treatment can be more expensive in some part of the UK than others, and it might pay to travel further afield for care to keep costs down.

Private medical care works alongside the services provided by the NHS and treatment often takes place within NHS hospitals. If you suspect something is wrong, visit your GP to discuss your concerns and let him or her know you have health insurance. If you then need to see a specialist, private healthcare will be arranged and you can make a claim with your insurer.

What are the benefits of health insurance?

There are many benefits to private medical insurance, including:

  • No NHS waiting lists
  • Receiving a quick diagnosis from a consultant
  • Getting fast access to treatment
  • Being able to choose the hospital and the doctor
  • Choosing appointments to suit your schedule
  • Recovering in a private en-suite room, often with WiFi and your own TV
  • Unrestricted visiting hours
  • Freshly prepared, healthy meals
  • Physiotherapy
  • Alternative therapies and complementary medicine
  • Access to drugs and treatment that may not be available on the NHS

How do I buy health insurance?

The best way to make sure you’re getting the right policy for your individual needs is to compare health insurance quotes from a number of providers. As the leading health insurance comparison website in the UK, ActiveQuote partners with, Gocompare and uSwitch to bring our customers the best cover at the right price.

When you compare health insurance quotes with ActiveQuote, you will be asked a few simple questions including your name and address, your date of birth, whether or not you smoke and your monthly health insurance budget.

Different policies offer different benefits, so do make sure that the level of cover suits your needs. For example, not all policies include things such as outpatient treatment or private scans and tests. You will also have to disclose any pre-existing and chronic conditions, which might affect the level of cover you’re offered.

Why compare health insurance with

Buying health insurance can be daunting and we understand how important it is for you to feel confident you have the cover that’s right for you and your family. Whilst the majority of our policies are straightforward and can be bought online, we pride ourselves on our excellent customer care, with a highly trained team ready to take your call and answer any queries you have.

We usually need to speak in person to customers when it comes our life insurance products and are always happy to do the same for health insurance, depending on your requirements. We’re rated by customers as the number one health insurance broker in the UK, so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands!

With ActiveQuote you can:

  • View more than 50 quotes online
  • Compare the UK’s leading insurers
  • Tailor your quotes online with live price updates
  • Buy your chosen health insurance online
  • Get free advice from a health insurance specialist

Our health insurance partners

With ActiveQuote, you can compare health insurance quotes from the leading health insurers in the UK, including:

  • April UK
  • Aviva
  • Bupa Healthcare
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom
  • General & Medical
  • PHC (Permanent Health Company)
  • Vitality
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • WPA (Western Provident Association)

You can tailor your quotes online to suit your needs and budget and you can buy your chosen policy online. You can also speak to an advisor for free if you would like help choosing a policy.

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A great service from the initial call, to finalising the agreement. I would highly recommend to my family and friends.

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Proactive, efficient, and offered me insurance I need. I would say half price I would end up paying if I did it by myself. Many thanks.

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Excellent service. Explained everything in detail and really helped to find the right insurance best suited to my needs - which wasn't necessarily the most expensive. 

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Good value and the advisor was very helpful and recommended the best policy for my grandson. I would definitely use this service again and recommend to others.

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We were contacted in good time to make a knowledgable choice. We were given plenty of options with lots of information to enable us to make the right choice.

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The service I received was excellent, the staff member was very efficient and knowledgable. She went out of her way to get the best policy for me.

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Great service. I really appreciated the help provided by Active Quote to arrange health insurance. The agent was very informative and proactive. Many thanks!

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I received excellent care and attention from the first phone call till the last. Friendly, efficient and patient.

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Staff are very helpful, friendly and polite. They call back when they say they will and keep you up to date with progress. Pleasure to deal with.

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