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About benenden

Welcome to benenden – a group of organisations providing a range of different products but sharing the same powerful ethos. Our vision is to become the UK’s leading health and wellbeing mutual community.

Our parent organisation is a mutual, founded in 1905. Its original mission in the early 20th Century was to provide affordable treatment for postal workers suffering from Tuberculosis before evolving into the organisation it is today: providing a wide range of discretionary services to a membership of almost 900,000 but retaining the same affordable and mutual ethos.

Members of our community are at the heart of everything we do and this is reflected in benenden being voted the UK’s most trusted healthcare provider four years in a row (2011 -2014) by the Moneywise Customer Service Awards. 

Our history

Watch our video about the history of benenden health and the fight against TB. We've been putting the needs of our members first since 1905.

Charitable trust

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Ask for help from the charitable trust, open to both members and non members. 

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Our organisations & values

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Read about our values and the different sections of benenden. 

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new members

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benenden health
Holgate Park Drive
York
YO26 4GG
0800 414 8001 * (Lines open 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri)

existing members

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benenden health
Holgate Park Drive
York
YO26 4GG
0800 414 8100 * (Lines open 8am - 8pm, Mon-Fri excluding Bank Holidays)

health cash plan and cash plans 66 plus

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health cash plans and cash plans 66 plus
PO Box 742
Harrogate
HG1 9PQ
0800 970 6517*

self-pay orthopaedic surgery

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benenden hospital trust
Goddard's Green Road
Benenden
Cranbrook
Kent
TN17 4AX
01580 242 521 (Lines open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri)

health assessments

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health assessments
Unit 1, Cameron Court
Cameron Street
Hillington Park
Glasgow
G52 4JH
0800 414 8486*

travel insurance

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travel insurance
10th Floor Maitland House
Warrior Square
Southend-on-Sea
Essex
SS1 2JY
0800 414 8301*

benenden for business

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benenden health
Holgate Park Drive
York
YO26 4GG
0800 414 8185 * (Lines open 8.30am-4.30pm Mon-Fri)

charitable trust

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charitable trust
Holgate Park Drive
York
YO26 4GG
0800 414 8450* (Lines open 8am - 4pm Tues-Fri)