Bupa Global expands reach with new office in Switzerland

13 October 2016
Bupa logo from Melbourne
  • Bupa Global opens new office in Zurich, Switzerland
  • New insurance licence approved for sale of IPMI policies to corporate customers


Bupa Global, Bupa’s international private medical insurance (IPMI) business, today announces the opening of a new office in Zurich, Switzerland. The opening follows the approval of a new insurance licence, enabling Bupa Global to sell IPMI policies to corporate customers based in Switzerland.

Under the new licence, businesses in Switzerland can now have access to the most premium global cover for their expat employees while they are working and also travelling. Bupa Global works with businesses to design bespoke offerings which provide rich cover and benefits to meet the needs of globally mobile and globally minded employees. Swiss corporates can also leverage the benefits of Bupa’s global footprint and have access to the largest network of healthcare providers worldwide, where Bupa pays the bills directly. But customers also have the freedom to choose any recognised medical provider worldwide for their treatment.

Commenting on the new office, Sheldon Kenton, Managing Director, Bupa Global said: “We are delighted to announce the opening of our new office in Zurich, allowing us to extend our reach to corporate businesses based in Switzerland, in line with our growth ambitions. The office opening reflects our commitment to have a local presence wherever our customers are located, allowing us to best serve our customers in their own culture, language and time zone.

“As a global financial hub, Zurich hosts a number of multinational businesses, which in turn attract talent from around the world. Looking after the health and wellbeing of these globally minded and globally mobile employees is becoming increasingly important for businesses and we expect to see strong growth potential in the market.” 

Bupa Global currently provides cover to two million customers around the world, of which approximately half are corporate customers.

Notes to editor

For more information, please contact Bupa Global Press Office:

Matthew Whitbread, H+K Strategies
T: +44 (0) 207 413 3781


About Bupa Global

Bupa Global is the international health insurance arm of Bupa, serving two million customers around the world.  We provide products and services for globally minded and mobile people who want the most premium coverage and access to the healthcare they need anytime, anywhere in the world, whether at home or when studying, living, travelling or working abroad. 

Bupa Global employs over 1,800 people and has offices in Bupa Global has offices in London and Brighton (UK), Miami (USA), Copenhagen (Denmark), Dubai (UAE, in partnership with OIC), and Hong Kong (China) as well as regional offices in Mainland China, Singapore, Egypt, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Brazil, Panama, Guatemala and Ecuador.

About Bupa

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

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

We have 16.5m health insurance customers, provide healthcare for 10.6m people in our clinics and hospitals, and look after over 22,000 aged care residents.

We employ around 80,000 people, principally in Australia, the UK, Spain, Hong Kong, Chile, Brazil, Poland, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, India and the USA.

Health insurance is around 70% of our business. In a number of countries we also run clinics, dental centres, hospitals and care homes and villages.

For more information, visit www.bupa.com.

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