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Bupa launches new IPMI products for businesses

17 October 2016
Bupa logo from Melbourne
  • New tiered international Business Health Plans launch in UK
  • Products developed based on extensive international customer insight


Bupa Global, the international health insurance arm of Bupa, has today launched a new range of tiered international private medical insurance (IPMI) products available to UK businesses. The new Business Health Plan range is designed for companies that need to offer premium international cover for specific areas of their workforce or need a richer offering for key employees. 

The four new products - called Business Select, Business Premier, Business Elite and Business Ultimate - are tiered on coverage and price based on the findings from extensive customer insight. They offer rich cover and benefits to meet the needs of globally mobile and globally minded businesses and their employees. Customers will also have access to Bupa’s global network of international healthcare professionals. 

Sheldon Kenton, Managing Director, Bupa Global said: “The demands of both companies and their employees are changing as businesses are becoming more global and their employees are travelling more often. We also know that no two businesses are the same and some need a richer offering for key employees. That is why we worked closely with our customers to develop this new range of products and ensure that they meet the needs of globally mobile and globally minded businesses. With the new tiered range, it is now easier for companies to choose the right health plan for their employees’ specific needs.” 

The new Business Health Plans are designed to cover all-round health protection for the mind as well as the body. The Business Health Plans provide employees with 24/7 cover, wherever they are in the world*.

The range of benefits includes:

  • In-hospital care
  • Evacuation – if emergency treatment isn’t available locally, an employee will be evacuated (and when medically necessary their relative or partner) to where they need to be for treatment
  • Treatment for cancer and other serious illnesses, for as long as needed 
  • Hereditary, congenital and chronic conditions
  • Transplants and rehabilitation

Commenting on employee health and wellness, Kenton said:
“This has become an important way for businesses to look after their people, for two main reasons. First, employees now increasingly expect their employer to play an active role in their health and wellbeing. Companies in turn are looking to their health insurance providers to help deliver programmes and initiatives.

“Secondly, in a particularly competitive market, businesses are looking at how they can differentiate their offer to employees. Providing rich, global healthcare cover can help a business in attracting and retaining key talent.”

Bupa Global’s new plans offer a range of health and wellness features and enable businesses to offer a richness of international cover for key employees. At the same time companies can provide other employees with domestic cover from Bupa UK. Together, Bupa can meet the healthcare needs of an entire business. 

For more information on the new Business Health Plans, visit https://www.bupaglobal.com

*Dependent on the level of cover selected.

Notes to editor

For more information, please contact Bupa Global Press Office:

Matthew Whitbread, H+K Strategies
T: +44 (0) 207 413 3781
E: Bupa@HKStrategies.com


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 around 25,000 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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