What is this type of insurance?

  • This insurance is designed to give you quick access to private healthcare in the UK, for acute conditions that are likely to respond to treatment.
  • You must be a UK resident to apply.

Where am I covered?

  • Cover is provided for private medical treatment received in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

What are my obligations?

  • You must take reasonable care to answer any questions asked about you or any other insured person when you take out this policy or make a claim
  • You should check your Policy Documents to make sure you have the cover you expect, and review your cover regularly
  • Claims must be authorised by us before you go ahead with any consultations, tests or treatment
  • You must pay the premiums when required
  • In the event of a claim, you must pay any annual excess stated in your Policy Certificate
  • You must inform us if any of your personal details change.

When and how do I pay?

  • You must pay your premiums by monthly Direct Debit. The details can be found in your Policy Certificate.

When does the cover start and end?

  • From the start date shown on your Policy Certificate. It will last for a period of 12 months, unless cancelled by you or us at an earlier date, and is renewable annually.

How do I cancel the contract?

  • You can cancel your policy at any time. If you cancel within 30 days from the start date, provided no claims have been made, you will receive a full refund of the premium.

In-patient and day-patient benefits

  • Consultant and specialist fees
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Hospital charges (including any necessary medical aids or take-home drugs).

Out-patient benefits

  • CT, MRI and PET scans, including professional fees where appropriate
  • Out-patient surgery
  • Up to three sessions of post-operative physiotherapy.

Cancer cover

  • Cover for all stages of cancer once diagnosed, including palliative and terminal treatment, with no time or financial limit.

Benefit add-ons (optional)

  • Out-patient cover – specialist consultation fees and diagnostic tests
  • Therapies cover – treatment by a Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, Osteopath, Acupuncturist, Podiatrist, Speech therapist, Pain clinic or Dietician (maximum of two consultations)
  • Mental health – treatment as an in-patient, day-patient or out-patient. In-patient and day-patient cover limited to 28 days of treatment and hospital charges.

Policy choices

  • A choice of three hospital lists, Essential, Standard and Extended
  • A No Claims Discount, where you’ll earn discounts on your premiums if you stay healthy and don’t claim
  • A choice of excess options, which apply to each member in each policy year
  • A choice of underwriting options, whether you're switching from another insurer or new to health insurance.

Additional benefits

  • Private ambulance
  • Home nursing
  • Parental accommodation
  • Hospice donation
  • NHS cash benefit – £150 per night for up to 30 nights
  • As a member of The Exeter, you have access to membership benefits that offer you additional care and support.

Policy exclusions

  • Alcohol, drug or substance abuse
  • Convalescence & rehabilitation
  • Cosmetic and plastic surgery, bariatric and weight loss surgery
  • Deliberate self-inflicted injury or suicide attempt
  • Emergency treatment, until your consultant has decided you can transfer to private facilities and you have authorisation from us
  • Experimental treatment
  • Learning and developmental disorders
  • Major organ transplants
  • Mental & psychological treatment (unless your policy includes the mental health benefit add-on)
  • Out-patient drugs, dressings and medical aids
  • Pre-existing conditions – subject to underwriting type
  • Pregnancy and fertility
  • Preventative screening procedures, treatment & tests
  • Professional sports injuries
  • Renal dialysis
  • Self-elected treatments
  • Sex change / gender re-assignment
  • Sight, hearing or dental disorders
  • Treatment by your GP, optician or dentist
  • Treatments in nursing homes
  • Treatment or monitoring of ongoing, recurrent and long term conditions (also known as ‘chronic conditions’).

Cover restrictions

  • If you have an excess on your policy, this will be deducted from the eligible benefits for each person, each policy year
  • You have a choice of hospitals and clinics throughout the UK that you can use, depending on the list you choose
  • We publish a fee schedule, which sets out the maximum fees we will pay specialists for the treatment they provide to you
  • Some cover options may be excluded or limited based on the choices you make.


Health+ Guide


Health+ IPID (Policy Summary)


Health+ Policy Document