Bupa launches refreshed dental insurance plans for UK businesses

19 September 2018 . United Kingdom

Bupa UK has enhanced its dental insurance plans to create market-leading cover for business customers and their employees. Amongst the improved benefits is preventative cover, which is one of the most frequently used options, while other changes make it easier than ever for colleagues to access and claim for treatment.

  • Bupa UK’s Dental Plan offers the most generous preventative cover in the market
  • ‘No Forms, No Fuss’ - a market-leading direct settlement process - takes the hassle out of claiming
  • Dental cover is an attractive people benefit due to its frequent access use 
Dental nurse explaining teeth examination

Designed with input from Bupa UK’s clinical experts, and after reviewing existing customer data, the two policies – Bupa Dental Plan and Bupa Dental Choice – have been created to suit different customers’ needs and both options have been significantly expanded to include additional benefits.

What’s more, in a market-leading move, Bupa has introduced ‘No Forms, No Fuss claiming’, a direct settlement system for patients that have their treatment at participating practices in the Dental Insurance Network. This is the first time an option like this has been made widely available. It removes the need for patients to pay immediately, leaving them temporarily out of pocket before they claim the costs back. Patients visiting a practice from outside of the network can settle the claim online.

Targeted to both large corporates and SMEs, Bupa Dental Plan is Bupa’s most popular B2B option and offers the most generous preventative cover in the market. Different levels of coverage are available, some have the option to include Bupa’s new Preventative Care Promise. When used in participating centres within Bupa’s Dental Insurance Network, this removes the risk of unexpected bills by guaranteeing to cover preventative dental treatments such as routine examinations, hygienist appointments and x-rays.

Meanwhile, Bupa Dental Choice provides a clear, itemised breakdown of the treatments and costs available, so employees can see exactly what they can claim for each time. A range of different levels of cover are available for each policy, giving companies the flexibility to find the right policy for their people.

Steve Gates, Director of Bupa Dental Insurance, said: “High-quality dental care is a very popular employee benefit as it’s something that gets regular use. We’ve refreshed our policies as we’ve significantly expanded our UK footprint, making Bupa the second largest provider of dental insurance across the country. As an insurer and a major dental provider we’re in a unique position that can benefit both businesses and their employees.”

Bupa Dental Care now has over 470 practices across the UK, following the acquisition of Oasis last year and it has now expanded its Dental Insurance Network to cover more than 300 of its sites. Customers are free to use their insurance plans with their current dentist, however they’ll benefit from a 20% discount if they chose to visit a practice within the Dental Insurance Network, meaning their benefit limits stretch even further.

Steve Gates continues: “We wanted to take the pain out of going to the dentist, which is why we’ve introduced No Form, No Fuss claiming for businesses across the country. What’s more, with two thirds of our claims being for preventative care, we’ve designed our policies around the cover our customers use most.”

More details about the new plans can be found at bupa.co.uk/business-dental-insurance. A full list of dentists in the Bupa Dental Insurance Network can be found at finder.bupa.co.uk.

About Bupa

Bupa's purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.

With no shareholders, our customers are our focus. We reinvest profits into providing more and better healthcare for the benefit of current and future customers.

Health insurance accounts for the major part of our business with 16.7m customers and contributes around 75% of revenue. We operate clinics, dental centres and hospitals in some markets, with around 15m customers. We care for around 22,300 residents in our UK, Australia, New Zealand and Spain aged care businesses.

We directly employ around 80,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, Chile, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Turkey, the US, Brazil, the Middle East and Ireland. We also have associate businesses in Saudi Arabia and India.

For more information, visit www.bupa.com.