Almost 2.3 million Poles have additional health insurance. According to Polish Insurance Association data, this is 14% more than last year. This figure is likely to grow, as studies by the Polish Insurance Association show that as many as 60% of employees are interested in a health package.
Employee health insurance
Not only is the number of insured persons rising, but also the amount we spend on coverage. During the first half of 2018, we spent PLN 386.5 million on private health policies, which is 19% more than a year ago. ‘The group insurance market is growing steadily since more and more employers recognise the value of a healthy employee. It is also worth noting that the value of premiums is rising quicker than the number of insured persons. This may indicate an interest in more comprehensive health packages’, says Dorota M. Fal, adviser to the Management Board of the Polish Insurance Association.
Poles want quicker services
A survey conducted by the Polish Insurance Association in September this year confirms that private health packages generate massive interest from employees and employers. Moreover, almost 80% of the survey participants believe that an employer should provide cyclical medical appointments during which general health is examined and recommendations on lifestyle are given.
Slightly more than 38% of the survey participants use only health services financed by the National Health Fund (NFZ). Half of the respondents use both public and private medical care. Taking out private insurance is mostly motivated by the willingness to reduce the time of waiting for a service.