People considering private healthcare almost doubles

Younger people most likely

Adam Saville
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Demand for health insurance as an employee benefit is also on the rise as a result of Covid-19

The number of people considering private healthcare treatment and insurance has nearly doubled since the start of the pandemic, a research conducted for Equipsme has shown. The nationwide survey of 1,049 UK adults found that 15% were open to paying for it before the Covid-19, however that figure has risen to 27%. The research also found that younger people are most likely to consider paying privately for healthcare, with 30% of those aged 18-34 answering this way, compared to 22% of those aged 55 and over. Waiting times for specialist treatment was the most common reason given for ...

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