COVID-19 has changed our views on physical and mental health, where our money is being spent and what it’s being spent on. But do people really understand what a health cash plan is and what it can offer? We decided to find out.
Over 22% of people subscribed to more services or postal boxes in the past year.
The national lockdowns have certainly provided a catalyst for the growth in subscriptions. From video and music streaming packages to regular beauty and food box deliveries, our research showed that 77% of us are now signed-up to services that we pay monthly for.
This is a trend that shows no signs of slowing down.
Overall, more than 1 in 5 people increased their subscriptions over the course of the pandemic, rising to 1 in 3 in the 16-44-year-old category.
Interestingly, however, far fewer reported paying monthly for life insurance, or a health or dental plan – just 13%.
This is particularly surprising given 96% of people say they remain focused on their holistic health, with 44% stating that the pandemic has made them care more about their mental health and 45% saying they now care more about their physical health.
Indeed, during lockdowns, our survey suggests that people have and continue to turn to wellness subscriptions and apps, particularly around sleep, meditation and relaxation, as well as physical fitness.
believed that they were aware or very aware of the benefits of health and dental plans
overestimated how much health plans can cost - some by more than 10 times as much*
overestimated how much dental plans can cost - some by more than 10 times as much*
*based on Simplyhealth and Simply Dental level 1 costs
With four levels of cover available, you choose the plan you want.
Find out how our plans could benefit you.
The 1-2-3 Health Plan
Starting at just £10 a month, our health plans offer fast, easy and stress-free health cover, with quick claim payments.
Plus round-the-clock virtual access to a GP, and mental health counselling whenever you need it. So you can keep enjoying all the things you love.
Simplyhealth Dental Plan
From £11 per month, our dental plans offer cover for the day-to-day, and the unexpected, all in one plan.
Take a preventative and affordable approach to oral health, with peace of mind for unforeseen accidents or emergencies.
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