Freedom Health Insurance
Founded in 2003, Freedom Health Insurance is a family run, award-winning private medical insurance provider aiming to offer exceptional customer service and simple, yet flexible products at competitive premiums to people living in the UK and overseas.
They offer a range of products to individuals, families and businesses insuring two or more employees.
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The Freedom Elite policy is their main policy and offers comprehensive cover with various options to ensure the cover is not only adequate but also affordable. Unlike many other providers, Freedom Health are not postcode rated. This could mean that they are competitive in areas where other providers may deem the risk greater and increase premiums.
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Freedom offers a 2 Year Fixed Premium giving clients the reassurance that even if they claim in the first year the premiums will remain unchanged at the first renewal.
Freedom don’t have a No Claims Discount and are instead Community Rated so your claims don’t directly impact your renewal. Instead, they look at the overall performance of the whole book of business when calculating the renewal premium.
Freedom are one of the few providers that offer GP referred diagnostic tests.
Freedom offers an option to cover face-to-face private GP consultations.
Only pay for one child. Additional children can be added to the policy for no additional charge.
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Freedom health insurance benefits
2-Year Fixed Premium Guarantee
With any new Freedom Elite or Freedom Essentials policy, individual clients have the option to fix their health insurance premium for two years. The guarantee of a fixed premium for the second year gives you the reassurance that your premium won’t rise at the end of the first year regardless of any claims made.
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Freedom Health Elite Core Cover
These benefits are included with all Freedom Health Elite policies.
In-patient and day patient treatment
Full cover for hospital fees including operating theatre costs, diagnostic tests, nursing care, drugs & dressing, and physiotherapy
Outpatient surgery is covered in full
MRI, CT and PET scans in full
Full cover for in-patient, day patient and outpatient treatment and consultations relating to cancer
Full cover for chemotherapy and radiotherapy
Full cover for high-cost cancer drugs proven to treat cancer
Access to video or telephone consultations with a qualified GP. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
NHS Cash Benefit
Where you have treatment through the NHS where Freedom Health would have covered your treatment privately, Freedom Health would pay the member:
£200 per night
£100 per day
Up to 13 weeks each year following in-patient or day patient treatment if recommended by a consultant
Paid in Full
Full cover for specified oral treatment
Hospital accommodation for one parent is covered in full, while your child is receiving eligible treatment and is under the age of 18
If you are concerned about NHS wait times, explore private health insurance options
Freedom Health Optional Extras
Full outpatient cover will provide unlimited consultations, diagnostic tests, and physiotherapy. Freedom also offers the option to have a combined limit of £1,500 for consultations, specialist referred diagnostic tests and physiotherapy. Whether you have full cover or a limit for outpatient with Freedom they would still provide up to £750 each year for GP referred diagnostic tests
Alternative Therapies Cover
Choose from £750 or £1,500 for chiropractic treatment, osteopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture, chiropody/podiatry
In-patient and day patient accommodation and nursing in full up to 45 days.
Outpatient psychiatric treatment up to £2,000 per year
Optical, Dental and Private GP Costs (£50 excess applies)
Routine Dental Costs – Up to £300
Accidental Dental Injury – Up to £600
Optical Costs – Up to £200
Private GP costs – Up to £300
Freedom offer three underwriting options on their health policies:
- Full Medical Underwriting – Where you disclose your medical history to Freedom Health.
- Moratorium Underwriting – Doesn’t require you to declare your full medical history upfront. Instead, it excludes cover for any conditions for which you have had symptoms, advice, or treatment during the past five years until you can go two years trouble free.
- Switch Underwriting – This is reserved for clients who have an existing medical insurance. Subject to a couple of medical questions Freedom Health would continue your medical underwriting from the previous insurer.