Additional Private Health Insurance Benefits

Learn about some of the additional benefits you can add to a private health insurance policy.

What are some popular additional private health insurance benefits?

Private health insurance policies can cover lots of medical needs such as inpatient & outpatient treatment, cancer, and private GP appointments. In addition to these well-known features, you will often be able to add some less common benefits to your plan if you wish.

Here at Healthcare Clarity, we can help you find a private health insurance policy meeting your every need. As well as comparing all UK providers, we offer free, professional advice every step of the way. These are some examples of additional benefits you may want your insurer to cover:


Dental & Optical Benefit

A dental & optical benefit means that your provider will cover part of your dental and optical fees every year while your policy is active. For example, your insurer may agree to pay 80% of your annual routine dentist fees up to £400, and 80% of glasses/contact lens costs up to £200 a year. They could also contribute towards an eye test.

Every provider offers varying levels of cover. You can add the dental & optical benefit with:


Travel Insurance 

Many people take out travel insurance as a standalone policy to cover short-term medical emergencies and non-medical issues like lost luggage. However, it may be in your best interest to include this in your public health insurance plan instead.

Some providers charge travel cover as a percentage of your total annual premium, so it can be a lot cheaper than buying an individual travel policy. Plus, plenty of health insurers have no age restrictions, whereas those over 70 may find it hard to secure a dedicated travel plan.

This is also likely to be a better option if you have any pre-existing medical conditions. Certain providers will disregard medical history when offering travel cover. As a result, all pre-existing conditions can be covered by the travel insurance even if they are excluded from the private health insurance plan itself.


Pregnancy Cover 

While all insurers cover pregnancy complications, it’s rare to secure general private pregnancy cover. However, there is one provider offering this: General & Medical. As part of their Elite plan, they will contribute up to £5,000 toward a private birth and offer a £250 maternity cash benefit. However, you need to have been a member for at least 24 months to qualify.

Private health insurance cover options

Inpatient & Outpatient

Inpatient cover applies to treatment requiring an overnight hospital bed, while outpatient is for tests and consultations where a bed isn’t necessary.

Private GP

Avoid long NHS waiting lists, and instead see a private GP at your convenience.

Mental Health

Mental health insurance can cover a range of conditions, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, and substance abuse.


Receive private physiotherapy treatment to get back on the move as quickly as possible.


Cancer cover lets you skip NHS waiting lists and even access drugs and procedures only available to private patients.


Learn about some of the additional benefits you can add to a private health insurance policy.

Types of health insurance

Whether you want to protect your family, your business or yourself, we can find the policy for you. Choose from any of the private health insurance options below:


Discover what the benefits are of having your own private health insurance policy.


Ensure your loved one's are protected and get the chance to receive quick treatment.


Private health insurance plans that are there to cover both you and your partner.


Find out more about private health insurance for your child or children.

Over 50s

Keep doing the things you love with health insurance that will allow quick treatment.


Keep your employees happy and healthy with a private medical insurance plan.