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Bupa launches new IPMI products for businesses

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 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, Global Commercial Director, 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. 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 employee’s 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 for as long as needed, whilst the employee remains a Bupa Global customer
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, providing a differentiator for businesses. 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, visit our the new Business Health Plans page or download the sales brochure.


*Dependent on the level of cover selected.

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