Adding a dependant?
If your sponsor agrees, you, the principal member may apply to include any of your dependants under your membership. To apply, you, the principal member will need to complete a Business Health Plan Employee Application form (later referred to as 'application form') which can be downloaded easily from bupaglobal.com/membersworld.
When you apply, the dependant’s medical history will be reviewed by our medical team which may result in cover for pre-existing conditions, special restrictions or exclusions, or we may decline to offer cover. Any special restrictions or exclusions are personal to the person you add and will be shown on your membership certificate. This does not apply if your sponsor has purchased cover with medical history disregarded. Please contact the customer services helpline if you are not sure if this applies to you.
Adding your newborn child?
Congratulations on your new arrival!
If you have a Business Select Health Plan
To apply to add your newborn, you, the principal member will need to complete an application form. We must have received the form before cover can commence and the child must not have been born as a result of assisted reproduction technologies, ovulation induction treatment, adopted or born to a surrogate.
If your child is born as a result of assisted reproduction technologies, ovulation induction treatment, adopted or born of a surrogate, the earliest you can apply for cover is from the child's 91st day of life.
If you have a Business Premier Health Plan, Business Elite Health Plan or Business Ultimate Health Plan
Your newborn can be included on this health plan from birth without completing an application form and will be covered regardless of any health conditions. However, at least one parent must be covered on this health plan for 10 months or more prior to the child's birth. Also, a copy of the birth certificate must be submitted within 30 days of the birth, and when none of the below apply.
We will request a fully completed application form if the birth certificate is not submitted within 30 days. As indicated above, if neither parent has been covered on this health plan for 10 months or more prior to the child's birth, or:
- the child is born as a result of assisted reproduction technologies;
- ovulation induction treatment;
- adopted or born to a surrogate.
In these cases where you have to submit an application form for the newborn child, the process described for adding a dependant will be followed.
If there are any changes to the information you provided on the application form after you sign it and before we accept the application, please let us know straight away.