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Health Insurance - if you're self-employed

Health insurance for the self-employed

Our health insurance covers the cost of private healthcare for conditions that develop after your policy has begun. Our health insurance is adaptable to suit your individual health and wellbeing needs, and your budget. From fast access to doctors through our Digital GP service, to our mental health support, there are many benefits to our health insurance

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Health insurance requirements when self employed

You may consider taking out health insurance to help give you peace of mind for your business. There are no requirements – simply get a quote online and adapt your health insurance cover to suit your individual needs.

One of the main benefits of health insurance is the quick access to care, whether you need to see a specialist or require surgery. This is ideal if you want to get back to work as soon as possible.

You’ll have quick access to our wide range of healthcare services. You’ll have 24/7 access to health advice via our Anytime Healthline, virtual access to GPs through our Digital GP service, and we cover more mental health conditions than any other UK insurer under our mental health cover.


Not only that, you can access up to 600 hospitals in our networks (depending on the policy you choose) so you’re never far from a Bupa-approved hospital – ideal if you have to travel around for your business.

The cost of your private health insurance will depend on the type of policy you choose. We offer two levels of health insurance cover for you choose from: Comprehensive and Treatment and Care. To make it fair for everyone, several factors influence the cost of your health insurance, such as age, location and if you smoke.

Everything you need to know about health insurance

Our useful guides are here to help you understand the fundamentals of health insurance. Not only that, but we also cover a number of key health topics – such as looking after yourself as a parent and taking care of your children’s health.

As of August 2021, this comparison to other products in the market is based on Bupa’s and Defaqto’s interpretation of the differences between Bupa By You health insurance and other health insurance products offering mental health cover. The comparison excludes any special offers or promotions which may temporarily alter the cover offered. Cover comparison information is for personal use and guidance only and does not constitute any contractual representation, warranty or obligation by either Bupa or Defaqto about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability of the comparison. Neither party accepts any liability for errors, omissions, direct or consequential loss in relation to this comparison.

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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: 1 Angel Court, London, EC2R 7HJ.

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