We surveyed 2,000 people across the UK, including more than a quarter with a serious medical condition: type 2 diabetes, obesity, cancer or a heart condition. We found many lacked any protection at all. Underinsurance in people with medical conditions is a real problem in the UK.
Our report 'An Unhealthy Situation' highlights the scale of underinsurance amongst people with health conditions. Of the 2,000 people surveyed, we found that:
- 61% of type 2 diabetes sufferers have no protection
- 66% of cancer sufferers have no protection
- 60% of obese people have no protection.
People with health conditions perhaps have the greatest need for protection and it's worrying that this group do not have sufficient cover in place.
Download our guide on tackling underinsurance in those with medical conditions for the full report.