A handy jargon buster to help you understand some health insurance terminology.


An ultrasound scan (also known as a sonogram) uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of part of the inside of the body.


This is the process by which health and protection insurance providers look at your application and decide what they will cover you for, and at what cost. Underwriting can require you to undergo a medical examination, or just state your previous medical history.

Chase Templeton Limited is registered in England and Wales No. 3299980 – registered address: 5 Arkwright Court, Blackburn Interchange, Darwen, BB3 0FG. Towergate Underwriting Group Limited is registered in England and Wales No. 4043759 – registered address: Towergate House Eclipse Park Sittingbourne Road Maidstone Kent ME14 3EN.  VAT Registration No: 447284724.