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Private medical insurance in the UK

These statistics were taken from Laing & Buisson's Health & Care Cover – UK Market Report.
 
The number of people with private medical insurance (PMI) policies in the UK remained static at 3.7 million in 2002.
 
An additional 456,000 policyholders were enrolled in non-insured medical expenses schemes in 2002.
 
Total people covered by PMI policies or non-insured medical expenses schemes was 7.6 million at the end of 2002, 12.8% of the population. 
 

Key statistics from Private Medical Insurance Market Sector Report 2003

 
1992
2002
Persons covered by PMI
6.67 million
6.71 million
Non-insured schemes
0.12 million
0.85 million
 
 
 
PMI Providers
 
 
Company paid schemes
4.15 million
4.71 million
Personal sector schemes
2.51 million
2.00 million
 
 
 
Value of UK market
£1.5 billion
£2.9 billion
Claims of UK market
£1.2 billion
£2.2 billion