Corporate history and vision

Since starting in the UK in 1947 with just 38,000 members, Bupa has developed into an internationally respected brand. Bupa Global was established in 1971 to extend our health cover to expatriates around the globe, with over 1.2 million medical providers.

About Bupa Global

Bupa Global is the international health insurance division of Bupa. We provide customers who want premium international coverage with products and services to access the healthcare they need anytime, anywhere in the world, whether at home or when studying, living, travelling or working abroad.

Bupa Global has offices around the world including 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, the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Brazil, Panama, Guatemala and Ecuador.


Focused on Bupa Global customers

By sharing our extensive knowledge and experience with you, we can help protect your health and wellbeing, whatever your individual circumstances.

We care for the lives in our hands, and are dedicated to providing all the insurance services, help and advice you need to keep yourself and your family in the best of health. Our dedicated team respects everyone's individuality, culture, privacy and dignity, and aims to provide a personal service you can rely on throughout your Bupa Global membership.

Awards and recognition

Bupa Global won the Queen's Award for Enterprise in the International Trade Category in 2010 for its continued substantial growth in overseas earnings and commercial success. This is the third time we have won a Queen's Award for outstanding achievement having been a previous winner in 2005 and 1999.

In 2009, we were delighted to receive the Best International Private Medical Insurance Provider award at the UK's Health Insurance Awards, for the fourth year running and ninth time since 1999.

We were also delighted to be recognised for our healthcare insurance services by receiving the FT Business Offshore Excellence Award in 2000.

Moving forwards

In order to continue to be the world leader in health insurance, we invest time and money in continually developing our systems, products, property, people and technology. We work with hospitals and clinics all over the globe, negotiating exclusive rates and service agreements that give our customers access to the care they need. We also work with a network of intermediaries and partners constantly to enhance our services, products and communications.

It is our aim to provide individuals and companies all over the world with a healthcare insurance service that is second to none.

The Bupa Global difference

Over 40 years of medical expertise and dedication to health. A global team of advisers and health experts who, between them, speak multiple languages – and a service that exceeds expectations. These are just a few of the things that make Bupa Global different. Explore how we provide you with world-class cover and stand apart from the rest.