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Care Plus, Brazil’s leading premium health insurer, joins Bupa

22 December 2016
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Today Bupa, the global health and care company, announces it has acquired a leading premium health insurer in Brazil, Care Plus.

Care Plus serves more than 400 Brazilian companies with around 100,000 members, providing a range of world-class premium health insurance products. Bupa’s international insurance business specialises in products and services for customers looking for international coverage with access to the healthcare they need anytime, anywhere in the world. 

The combination will enable customers in Brazil to access an expanded range of products with unrivalled access to healthcare professionals and providers in Brazil and around the world.

This development sees Bupa extend its operations in Latin America in line with its strategy of selective geographic expansion.

Roberto Lagana Pinto, CEO and President of Care Plus, said: “We are delighted to be joining Bupa, who represent the very best in healthcare and share our values, including putting the customer first. Care Plus will maintain all that makes it successful and our customers will continue to experience our high level of service and care, with increased access to professionals and healthcare providers worldwide. I am excited to be leading the business in this new phase.” 

Moses Dodo, General Manager, Bupa Global Latin America, said: “Together we are the ideal match, with a shared commitment to helping our customers live longer, healthier, happier lives. We’re looking forward to providing Care Plus customers with the opportunity to experience our dedicated focus on health and care and access our global network of healthcare providers. In turn, Bupa Global customers will be able to access high quality healthcare in Brazil through Care Plus. We look forward to welcoming the Care Plus team to the Bupa family.” 

Robert Lang, the former Managing Director of Bupa, International Markets, said: “It’s great news for the customers of Care Plus and Bupa Global, and a real milestone for Bupa’s interests in Latin America.”

Notes to editor

For more information, please contact:

Edson Porto at Ideal HK Strategies Tel: +5511941779041 / edso.porto@idealhks.com

Imogen Dunn, Bupa Global Tel: +44 0(7730) 286228 / Imogen.dunn@bupa.com

Care Plus

Care Plus provides premium healthcare solutions through a wide range of products (medicine, dentistry, occupational health and prevention), with strong performance in the premium segment. It is the leading premium health insurance company in Brazil, having been set up 24 years ago [by Roberto Lagana Pinto.]

Care Plus offers differentiated health plans to more than 400 companies and around 100,000 beneficiaries.

Bupa

Bupa is a global health and care company employing people in the UK, US, Chile, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Brazil, Panama, Guatemala, Ecuador, the UAE, Hong Kong and China, as well as Australia, Spain, New Zealand, India and Saudi Arabia. Its international health insurance arm serves two million customers around the world. Bupa Global provides 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.

Around 70% of the Bupa Group's revenue is from health insurance, with the balance coming from health and care provision. In 2015, Bupa had annual revenue of £9.8bn. It employs 84,000 people. Bupa's status as a company limited by guarantee with no shareholders, means customers are the focus, with Bupa reinvesting our profits to provide more and better healthcare for current and future customers.   

For more information, visit www.bupa.com.

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