According to the data collected by the Polish Chamber of Insurance, in the period between January and September 2015 we spent PLN 356 million on private health insurance, i.e. 24% more than in the previous year. The number of policyholders after Q3 2015 increased by 32% to 1.3 million. As in previous quarters, the most visible increase in the number of policyholders was in the segment of individual policyholders. There was a 63% increase after Q3 2015, which means that 244 thousand people in Poland hold individual private health insurance policies. The growth in the number of group insurance policyholders has also continued.
‘A stable increase in the group insurance segment by nearly 30%, both in terms of value and quantity, indicates that there is a growing demand for this type of insurance cover’, observes Dorota M. Fal, Management Board Advisor for health insurance at the Polish Chamber of Insurance.
The private health insurance segment, though fast-growing, continues to be a niche in the Polish insurance market, the value of which measured by written premiums, exceeded PLN 40 billion after Q3 2015.