Disclaimer: this is an article based on the 2020 China HNWIs Health Investment Report, developed by Cigna & China Merchants Bank (Cigna & CMB) in collaboration with Business Management Review and Hurun Report.
2020 has been a year of special significance for China’s high-net-worth individuals (HNWI) as in such turbulent economic environment, uncertainty brings opportunities as well as anxiety. With a slew of property income and constantly seeking wealth security, Chinese HNWIs are wondering to what extent these series of changes will influence their investment attitudes toward wealth and health? and what changes will happen to their outlook on wealth and health in the post-Covid-19 era?
HNWIs surveyed this time shows such characteristics as ‘young’, ‘well-educated’, ‘internet’, and ‘tech’. Among them, many are ‘tech riches’ and have secured their ‘first pot of gold’ from the internet and technology industries. Data suggests that their household net worth has averaged over RMB 77 million (about $11.9m), with a majority of them, that is 58.8 per cent of wealthy Chinese, owning from RMB 10 to 50 millions of household net asset.
Already wealthy, they have grown more discerning about how to secure their money and how to maintain personal wellbeing. According to the survey, their views of health have changed significantly, from being wealth-driven to pursuing physical health, to pursuing mental health and eventually, to a harmonious family, formulating a comprehensive outlook on health.
The report has also indicated that eight-tenths of China’s wealthy suffer from health problems, hoping to have access to qualified and reliable medical services. 11.6 per cent of HNWIs choose to seek medical treatment abroad when they are not satisfied with domestic ones, suggesting that overseas medical treatment has become an important supplementary channel for some HNWIs. Medical tourism (27.7%), medical examination (18.7%) and chronic disease treatment (15.6%) represent three major needs for overseas medical services.
During the pandemic, HNWIs’ needs for domestic and overseas medical services were adversely affected, with examination and treatment plans being disrupted. However, according to the qualitative study conducted in the report, reservations of overseas medical institutions continued to accumulate in the meantime, meaning that overseas medical services will remain an important option.
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