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Where can I buy health insurance?

In the UK, health insurance covers a wide variety of different types, such as private medical insurance, expatriate health insurance, health cash plans, dental insurance, critical illness insurance, income protection insurance and long term care plans.


The main choice is whether to buy direct from a health insurance company or through an insurance broker or "intermediary".


Buying health insurance from a company

Private Healthcare UK includes company profiles on over 100 providers of health insurance in the UK. For each company, we provide summaries of the products that they offer, including details of benefits, limits and exclusions, and links to online quotation systems.


If you are considering buying health insurance direct from a company, select the type of insurance to view listings and profiles of the companies that provide insurance of that type:

Private medical insurance

Expatriate and international health insurance

Health cash plans

Dental insurance

Critical illness insurance

Income protection insurance

Long term care plans


Buying health insurance from a broker or intermediary

An alternative to deciding and arranging your own health insurance cover is to use a professional insurance intermediary. "Insurance intermediary" is a term which includes those who are introducers for one or a handful of companies, those who arrange insurance as part of a wider business such as banking, and those who are professional insurance intermediaries selecting cover from a range of insurers. Take a look at these helpful resources: