Health Insurance Market Growth to Remain Stable during the Projection Period 2021 2030

In a recent published report, Kenneth Research has updated the market report for Health Insurance Market for 2021 till 2030. Report further now discusses; the various strategies to be adopted or being adopted by the business players across the globe at various levels in the value chain. In the view of the global economic slowdown, we further estimated that China, India, Japan and South Korea to recover fastest amongst all the countries in the Asian market. Germany, France, Italy, Spain to take the worst hit and this hit is expected to be regain 25% by the end of 2021- Positive Growth in the economic demand and supply.  

U.S. Market recovers fast; In a release on May 4th 2021, the U.S. Bureau and Economic Analsysis and U.S. Census Bureau mentions the recovery in the U.S. International trade in March 2021. Exports in the country reached $200 billion, up by $12.4  billion in Feb 2021. Following the continuous incremental trend, imports tallied at $274.5 billion, picked up by $16.4 billion in Feb 2021. However, as COVID19 still haunts the economies across the globe, year-over-year (y-o-y) avergae exports in the U.S. declined by $7.0 billion from March 2020 till March 2021 whilest imports increased by $20.7 billion during the same time. This definitely shows how the market is trying to recover back and this will have a direct impact on the Healthcare/ICT/Chemical industries, creating a huge demand for Health Insurance Market products.  

Recently, a significant growth in healthcare spending have been observed in the low- and middle-income nations. In the middle-income nations, healthcare spending rose by 6.3% a year between 2000 and 2017, while the economy rose by 5.9% a year. Additionally, health spending in low-income countries also observed a growth by 7.8% a year in the same period. The growth in the healthcare spending of these nations can be attributed to the increasing focus of the governments in these nations to meet the laid down targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of 2030. Such factors are anticipated to drive the growth of the Health Insurance Market during the forecast period.

Market Scenario

The Global Health Insurance Market is expected to register a CAGR of ~4.1% during the forecast period of 2019 to 2025 and will achieve USD 141.3 Billion in 2025 with a market value of USD 137.4 billion in 2018.The increasing participation of key players is one of the key factors driving the health insurance market.For example, Allianz Partners acquired 100% share capital of Servicios Compartidos Multiasistencia, SL from private equity funds managed by Portobello Capital, and marginal shareholders. Various other factors such as the increase in aging population and rise in health expenditure drive the growth of the market.

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In addition, rise in per capita disposable incomes of individuals and advancement in R&D in the field of medicine are also expected to propel the growth of the market. However, poor claim settlement track record and rigid rules hinder the market growth. The adoption of social media to create health awareness among the youth and research & development in pharmaceuticals is providing opportunities to the global health insurance market.


The global health insurance market is segmented based on demographics, type, term, service providers, and region.The global market for health insurance, by demographics, has been divided into minor, adult and senior citizens. Adults aged 18–64, 69.0% (136.7 million) were covered by private health insurance plans in the first 9 months of 2018 in the US.

Based on type, the market has been segmented into health maintenance organizations (HMOs), exclusive provider organizations (EPOs), point-of-service (POS) plans, and preferred provider organizations (PPOs). A health maintenance organization (HMO), is a prepaid health plan. The health maintenance organization (HMO) member pays a monthly premium. In return, the health maintenance organization (HMO) offers wide-ranging health care facilities such as emergency care, hospital stays, surgery, laboratory (lab) tests, X-rays, doctor’s visits, and therapy

Based on the period, the market has been segregated into lifetime coverage and term insurance.  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) or Obamacare, abolished lifetime maximum benefit clauses in healthcare policies wherever they relate to essential services. The Affordable Care Act legislation also eliminates the facility for health care insurers to place yearly maximums on essential services such as ambulatory patient services, maternity, pregnancy, and neonatal care, laboratory services, and others.

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Based on the service providers, the market has been bifurcated into public and private. The public health insurance has been further sub-categorized as Medicare and Medicaid. The private health insurance has been sub-segmented into primary private health insurance, duplicate private health insurance, complimentary private health insurance, and supplementary private health insurance. The number of Americans registered in private healthcare plans has increased from 12.8% to 34% between 2004 and 2017.In the current scope of the study, the segments mentioned above are covered across four global regions, namely the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa.

The health insurance market in the Americas has further been segmented into North America and South America, with the North American market has been divided into the US and Canada. The European health insurance market has been segmented into Western Europe and Eastern Europe. Western Europe has been classified as Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, and the rest of Western Europe.  The health insurance market in Asia-Pacific has been categorized as Japan, China, India, South Korea, Australia, and the rest of Asia-Pacific. The health insurance market in the Middle East & Africa has been segmented into the Middle East and Africa.

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Key Players

Allianz SE


William Russell


Blue Cross



International SOS

MediCare International

Integra Global Health Limited

HealthCare International

MultiNational Underwriters

Regional Market Summary

Global Health Insurance Market Share (%), by Region, 2018

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The Americas dominated the global market for health insurance owing to the increasing awareness among the people about chronic diseases and many players are coming up with new insurance ideas for the welfare of the individuals. The percentage of people with health insurance coverage for 2017 was 91.2 % in the US. The US continues to be the largest contributor to the complete growth of health premiums worldwide, driven by the expansion of coverage implemented with the Affordable Care Act.

In 2018, it was estimated that Europe stood second in the global health insurance market. Technological advancements, along with the availability of funding opportunities in research and innovation will support the growth of health insurance during the review period. Other factors such as a favorable reimbursement scenario, rise in government expenditure on healthcare, and increase in geriatric population in this region can be attributed to the market growth.

Asia-Pacific (APAC) is expected to witness a phenomenal growth in health insurance throughout the forecast period due to rising participation of market players in launching innovative health insurance policies and the growing demand for the treatment of chronic diseases, lenient regulations, adoption of innovative technologies, and rise in medical tourism. The fastest-growing regional market in APAC, mostly fueled by the efforts of companies in China and India to increase health insurance penetration, with China concentrating on its aging population and India on its rural population.

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Net profit margins in APAC are also the highest globally, led by smaller regional markets such as Hong Kong and Singapore.On the other hand, the Middle East & Africa holds the least share in the global health insurance market due to the low economic development, especially within the African region.

Global Health Insurance Market, by Demographics



Senior Citizens

Global Health Insurance Market, by Type

Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)

Exclusive Provider Organizations (EPOs)

Point-Of-Service (POS) Plans

Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs)

Global Health Insurance Market, by Period

Long Term

Term Insurance

Global Health Insurance Market, by Service Providers





Primary Private Health Insurance

Duplicate Private Health Insurance

Complimentary Private Health Insurance

Supplementary Private Health Insurance

Global Health Insurance Market, by Region


North America




Western Europe






Rest of Western Europe

Eastern Europe






South Korea

Rest of Asia-Pacific

Middle East & Africa

Middle East


Intended Audience

Medical insurance companies

Government research institutes

Academic institutes and universities

Venture capitalists

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