Private health insurance for over 50s – with cancer cover

Prompt diagnosis of cancer conditions and access to private cancer treatment from one of the widest lists of private hospitals available from any insurer.

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Why National Friendly?

None of our policies include a ‘no claims discount’ which means that your premiums won’t be affected by your individual claims

100% UK based, our customer centre is in Bristol and is staffed by our friendly team who will help you get the most from your policy

By taking out any of our policies you become a member of the society, which gives you access to our range of member benefits

We are run for our members and our profits are invested in improving member benefits and services, instead of paying shareholders.

Why choose National Friendly’s private health insurance?

Optimum is a unique private health insurance that gives you flexibility with excess options, helping you to manage your premiums whilst meeting your healthcare needs. Optimum gives you a choice between two policies, an Out-Patient Plan or In/Day-Patient Plan, or you can take out both policies together at a discounted price.**

Out-patient Plan

  • Prompt access to a private GP
  • Physiotherapy, acupuncture, osteopathy and chiropractic treatment
  • Mental health sessions with a counsellor or psychotherapist
  • Cover for £2,000 per policy year
  • Fast diagnosis with a specialist consultant
  • Minor surgery for carpal tunnel decompression, joint injections and excision and cauterisation procedures
  • Diagnosis of heart and cancer conditions
  • Excess options of £0, £100 and £250

In/Day-patient Plan

  • Private hospital in/day-patient treatments and operations including a range of heart and cancer treatments
  • One of the widest lists of eligible hospitals available from any insurer
  • Follow-ups and monitoring after surgery until your condition has stabilised
  • Hospital accommodation
  • Cover for £250,000 per policy year
  • Excess options of £0, £250, £500 and £1,000

Are there any exclusions?

When you apply for our private health insurance, Optimum, you can choose from several options as to how we deal with any medical conditions you already have. The policy is only intended to cover new conditions that happen once your policy is in place.

For more information please complete the above quote form and one of our friendly advisers will get in touch.

Our claims management has been rated 9.4 out of 10 over the last four years.

Based on a sample of 925 healthcare members. 

In the last 12 months we have paid 99% of all medical claims.

Based on a total of 2,716 claims

During 2017 our Customer Services team answered 89% of calls within 20 seconds.

Based on a total of 14,956 telephone calls

*The Marks & Spencer gift card will be sent to you within 28 days of receiving your first subscription. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Only one gift card will be issued per household. Offer may be withdrawn at any time.

**Terms and conditions apply