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Health insurance explained

With so many different providers out there, choosing health insurance can be confusing. It’s important you understand your options so you can make an informed decision about what’s best for you and your needs.

Read our guide to find out more about health insurance and how it works. Whether you’re looking for an introduction to private medical insurance or you want to know what’s available, our guide should help you to understand the best policy for you.

Understanding health insurance

What is health insurance?

What does health insurance cover?

Benefits of health insurance

How to choose health insurance

Health insurance policy exclusions

What happens when you need treatment?

Cancer and health insurance

What's next?

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Bupa health insurance is provided by Bupa Insurance Limited. Registered in England and Wales No. 3956433. Bupa Insurance Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Arranged and administered by Bupa Insurance Services Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered in England and Wales No. 3829851. Registered office: Bupa House, 15-19 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2BA.

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