The United Kingdom health insurance market is expected to be driven by rising private medical insurance premiums and rising daycare procedures, including the cost of everything from the electricity used to light the operating theatre to the meals, which will boost the market demand for health insurance during the forecast period.

Furthermore, improved medical treatment, such as new drugs, operations, and the introduction of new techniques, are constantly increasing the demand for health insurance because of rising costs, which will drive the sustainable growth of the health insurance industry in the United Kingdom during the forecast period.

In 2022, Bupa will collaborate with the online platform JAAQ on a six-month trial to improve online access to personalized expert-led health advice. This is in addition to Bupa's mental health support, which provides continuous, around-the-clock assistance for various mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression, and addiction.

In 2022, AXA UK&I acquired renewable rights to Ageas UK's commercial business for an initial consideration of USD57.14 million. This acquisition will help AXA's growth strategy and commitment to commercial business customers and broker partnerships, particularly in the SME and Schemes market segments. As part of the deal, approximately 100 Ageas UK employees will be transferred to AXA Commercial to provide ongoing support and service delivery.

Improved Government Insurance Services to Boost the Market.

The National Health Service is a government-sponsored universal healthcare system in the United Kingdom (NHS). The National Health Service was established in 1946 and is in charge of the UK's public healthcare sector. All permanent inhabitants have access to free healthcare through the National Health Services. The cost of healthcare is covered by general taxes and is free at the point of need. In 2021, government healthcare spending was expected to rise by 7.5% (in nominal terms). Approximately 11.9 percent of the UK's GDP (Gross Domestic Product) is spent on healthcare.

However, it is projected that current healthcare spending will reach USD338.90 billion in 2021, an increase in nominal terms of 7.4% compared to 2020. Similarly, non-government healthcare spending is expected to rise by 7.0% in nominal terms by 2021.

Rising Demand for Private Medical Insurance to Boost the Market Demand

The increase in NHS (National Health Services) waiting times and referrals to the private sector gradually increases the market demand for private health insurance. Nowadays, health coverage is an essential aspect among consumers. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) reported that 1.7 million persons in the United Kingdom had private health insurance (PMI). As a result, consumers generally choose private health care for specific or rare conditions not covered by the public health care program. Hence, Private medical insurance will frequently provide access to new and expensive medical treatments, particularly cancer drugs and therapies, that the NHS (National Health Services) deems too costly. As a result, the UK's private health insurance premiums are the most noticeable in the health insurance market, and their demand has risen, which will increase the market demand for the health insurance industry in the United Kingdom..

Providing Health Insurance to their Employees by Various Companies will Boost the Market Demand

As part of their benefits packages, companies provide private health insurance to their employees. When it comes to offering health benefits to their employees, employers' prioritize their employees' health and wellness. In the United Kingdom, up to 45% of employers intend to include employee health and well-being into company goals within three years of the company's formation. With rising income-producing employers and increased awareness of the extensive health coverage available, this segment is expected to boost the market demand for the health insurance sector during the forecast period.