The UK healthcare market could be set to boom as a survey reveals that
nearly six million people in the UK are worried that they do not have
adequate health insurance.
Legal & General's latest consumer intentions survey of over 1,000 adults
was carried out across the UK in June and reveals widespread concern.
A key finding is that more than one in 10 consumers are considering buying
some form of healthcare policy in the next 12 months.
About 15 per cent say they are not confident they have enough healthcare
cover while 13 per cent think their partner does not have sufficient cover
and just over 10 per cent are worried they do not have an adequate level of
cover between them.
L&G says people are increasingly aware they need to make their own
provision to meet possible needs. It believes its next survey in Sep-tember
will show that more customers have been prom-pted to review their
It is encouraging people to consider its range of products, from hospital
cash plans to comprehensive private medical plans.
Legal & General Insurance managing director John Castagno says: “Our
survey ref-lects the debate on public healthcare provision. Consumers are
worried that their current healthcare provisions may not meet their needs.”