Your health is your most important asset. Because of this, when it comes to medical insurance we understand that securing quality cover to match your medical needs is just as important as getting a great price. Freedom to Insure are experts within the Private Medical Insurance market and will take all of your needs into account when finding you a suitable policy.
With NHS waiting lists getting longer, budgets facing further cuts, and more uncertainty than ever, there has never been a better time to get Private Medical Insurance in place. Policies are designed to ensure that should you require medical treatment you can take advantage of private treatment without worrying about the cost. Private medical care boasts short waiting times, specialist referrals, and outstanding care, which can be expensive.
What is Private Medical Insurance?
Private Medical Insurance (PMI) covers the cost of medical treatment provided by a private practitioner. This could be a simple check-up, or for acute conditions that are likely to respond quickly to treatment – back pain and digestive system conditions are the most claimed-for issues.
Once you’re covered, you typically have a choice of private hospitals or private facilities within NHS hospitals from an agreed list provided by your insurer. Most rooms offer a private en-suite, TV, and a choice of meals.
There are lots of different plans to choose from and while basic policies cover essential treatments, more comprehensive policies may include specialist therapies and medicines such as acupuncture or chiropody.
What to expect from comprehensive Private Medical Insurance
- Hospital accommodation;
- Hospital charges, including nursing, meals, drugs, and dressings;
- Specialist treatment;
- Tests including X-rays, CT and MRI scans;
- Psychiatric treatment.
- Specialist consultations;
- Home nursing care;
- Private ambulance transport;
- Complementary medicine;
- Minor surgery;
- Diagnostic tests including X-rays, CT and MRI scans;
- Hospice care.
However, no two Private Medical Insurance plans are the same and great care should be taken when choosing which is right for you. Your designated Freedom to Insure specialist will work with you to decide which policy is best.
Why do I need Private Medical Insurance?
If you’re feeling unwell, having Private Medical Insurance in place means you’re able to promptly book an appointment with a private doctor. This means you aren’t faced with the prospect of having to wait days, or weeks, for an appointment with the NHS. When you’re worried about your health, you don’t want to be waiting for a diagnosis or treatment. If you require further care, routine or from a specialist, an appointment will be available quickly at a time and place convenient to you.
In addition to being seen and treated faster, private clinics also boast fantastic facilities with a top medical and support team. Some insurers and policies will even allow you to pick your consultant, as well as the clinic or hospital.
Short waiting times.
How much does Private Medical Insurance cost?
The monthly premiums for Private Medical Insurance can differ dramatically. This is due to two different types of factors. Firstly, those you can’t change; your age, lifestyle, medical history, and where you live. Secondly, factors surrounding your needs; the level of cover you want, the size of your excess, where you want cover, as well as any added extras.
Getting the right Private Medical Insurance plan in place isn’t easy, nor is it something you want to get wrong. By going through the process of selecting cover with an impartial professional, you’re much more likely to get the cover you want and need. The team at Freedom to Insure will do exactly that. We’ll build your policy from the ground up, focusing on what’s important for you and adding any extras (dental, psychiatric, etc). We’ll then compare prices of the top insurers in the country and allow you the time and space to decide what is right for you.
If you would like to find out more, or would like to get a free Private Medical Insurance quote, we’d love for you to contact us. Simply fill in the form below and we’ll give you a call, or head over to our contact page.
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