These days medical insurance has become part of one’s life. So, everyone finds it necessary to know about all the features offered by medical cover. Here is some information about the UK‘s top medical insurance companies:

Westfield Health Employee Assistance Programme

Westfield Health are a not-for-profit health insurance company who provide a range of products for individuals and businesses. They offer Westfield Health EASE, an employee health programme, which is a service that provides free-phone counseling and access to information and advice from counselors, medical advisors and lawyers on a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, relationship and bereavement.

AVIVA

Aviva, the largest insurance provider in the UK offers various investment and insurance options including medical insurance. Medical insurance offered by Aviva can be customized according to your needs and budget. The basic plan is called core cover and gives you access to a specified list of hospitals, hospital charges, doctor’s fees, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and diagnostic fees. It doesn’t cover pre-existing conditions, alcohol and drug abuse, long-term chronic conditions and HIV. However, you can include them by paying more. The sample rate is £9.98 per month.

BUPA

Bupa Heartbeat is serving more than 3 million healthcare subscribers. Every health care plan of Bupa’s offers core services that include standard treatment, access to 400 hospitals that are on the Bupa list, specialist’s and consultant’s charges, private cancer cover and easy to use claims services to simplify the check-in process at hospitals. Other health coverage plans cover core services and some additional services and options. The basic price of the core cover is £12.70 per month.

WPA

Western Provident Association (WPA) has been in the insurance field for the last 100 years. It has categorized its health cover plans into three types that covers individuals and families health care plans; they are Flexible health insurance, active health insurance and XS health insurance. Flexible health insurance, the name itself says that it can be customised according to the needs of individuals or families. It provides the option to choose from three different levels and also offers optional cancer cover in which cancer drugs that are not available on the NHS are also included. XS is for young individuals below 25 years of age. The premium is very low and gives great protection. Active health care plan is designed for senior citizens above 55 and are still active. The monthly premium for the cover that provides only core services is £6.60 per month.

CIGNA

Cigna started its operations in the UK in 1983. Cigna categorized its health care plans into three types based on the number of people it covers. They are premier plan, parent plan and child plan. The premier plan is designed to cover health care plans of individuals and couples without children. This plan covers almost everything except private ambulance charges and psychiatric care. The parent plan is designed for families and covers all the things that are covered in the premier plan and also covers the hidden costs or expenses when your child falls ill or sick. The child plan covers everything that is covered in the parent plan but it is limited for children.

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