Is It Really Necessary To Take Out Private Health Insurance?

OUR ADVICE – The British health system is very new. Admittedly for free, it has some drawbacks that push some to take out health insurance. But is it really necessary? Le Figaro enlightens you.

Some will have experienced this when they arrived in London: an appointment with a GP or a specialist may be part of the fighter’s journey, with waiting periods of a minimum of three weeks and express consultations. Dental care is minimal, while optics is not absolute … In general, opting only for the public system may be insufficient revelation for some expats. It is therefore possible to take out private health insurance, but at least a non-negligible cost.

Several options then present themselves to expats. Prima: British private insurance, commonly referred to as Private Medical Insurance (PMI). Employers, at their discretion, can offer it to their employees or it is possible to subscribe to it yourself. Several companies have a gable on the street such as Vitality, Bupa, Axa, Aviva …

Prices range from single to double depending on the health insurance chosen. E.g…

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