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Our range of global health plans are designed for those wanting the best level of cover available within Bupa, and the ability to choose where they receive their care at home, or away.

These are just a few of the things that make us different.

Maternity

You can rely on us to provide maternity cover for the most important part of your life – your children. Helping to give you peace of mind that they will get the care they need, when they need it. A waiting period applies to this benefit, details can be found in the Plan Guide.

Health Checks

Our health checks can help you keep an eye on your wellbeing. So you’re free to enjoy getting the most out of your life, knowing you have our expert support.

Wellbeing

It’s good to know that our health plans can include regular dental, optical and medical health checks. After all, we’re not just here for when you’re ill.

Evacuation

Rest assured that Bupa Global can evacuate you to a hospital where you can receive the treatment you need if it is not available where you are. 

Cancer Treatment

As a Bupa Global customer, we can be there for you, providing access to expert treatment for cancer, as well as ongoing care and support. So, no matter how long it takes, we’ll be by your side before, during and after.

Dental and Optical

It’s good to know that we’re not just here for the big things. We can also offer dental and optical cover, as we understand that your day-to-day needs are every bit as important as having access to the healthcare you need.  


 

Global health plan range

The details on this page are representative of products available but benefits do vary according to country of residence. To see products and benefits available in your country of residence please get a quote.

Products in this country are a collaboration between two of the most respected names in global healthcare, Bupa Global and Blue Cross Blue Shield Global.

Products including U.S. cover provide access to the largest networks of healthcare providers worldwide, utilising both the Blue Cross Blue Shield networks in the U.S. and Bupa’s networks outside the U.S.

Once you become a Bupa Global customer, your personal account manager will be in touch with you to introduce you to the ins and outs of your Health Plan. We want to make sure you are comfortable with your choice and know exactly how to get the most out of your cover with us.

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Major Medical Health Plan

Global cover
A mandatory £5,000 deductible applies

Select Health Plan

Europe-wide cover

Premier Health Plan

Global cover

Elite Global Health Plan

Extensive global cover
2 children under 10 included, subject to underwriting

£2,000,000 ; Major Medical Health Plan ; Annual limit
£1,000,000 ; Select Health Plan ; Annual limit
£1,500,000 ; Premier Health Plan ; Annual limit
£3,000,000 ; Elite Global Health Plan ; Annual limit

The maximum amount we will pay in total for all benefits for each person in each policy year.

Worldwide ; Major Medical Health Plan ; Coverage
Europe ; Select Health Plan ; Coverage
Worldwide ; Premier Health Plan ; Coverage
Worldwide ; Elite Global Health Plan ; Coverage

Select covers Europe.

Major Medical, Premier and Elite provide global cover.

Major Medical Health Plan ; Private hospital accommodation
Select Health Plan ; Private hospital accommodation
Premier Health Plan ; Private hospital accommodation
Elite Global Health Plan ; Private hospital accommodation

We pay for hospital accommodation, depending on your location and your chosen plan.

Limits:

Major Medical – Standard private
Select – Standard private in the UK / Semi-private outside the UK
Premier – Standard private
Elite – Standard private

Major Medical Health Plan ; Operating room, medicines and surgical dressings
Select Health Plan ; Operating room, medicines and surgical dressings
Premier Health Plan ; Operating room, medicines and surgical dressings
Elite Global Health Plan ; Operating room, medicines and surgical dressings

We pay for costs of the operating and recovery rooms, as well as medicines and dressings used in the operating or recovery room and during your hospital stay.

Major Medical Health Plan ; Cancer treatment
Select Health Plan ; Cancer treatment
Premier Health Plan ; Cancer treatment
Elite Global Health Plan ; Cancer treatment

Once it has been diagnosed, we pay fees that are related specifically to planning and carrying out treatment for cancer, This includes tests, diagnostic imaging, consultations and prescribed medicines.

Major Medical Health Plan ; Mental health
Select Health Plan ; Mental health
Premier Health Plan ; Mental health
Elite Global Health Plan ; Mental health

Where it is medically necessary, this provides cover to be treated as a day-patient or in-patient, including room, board and treatment costs, related to the psychiatric condition. Limitations apply to Select and Premier plans.

Major Medical Health Plan ; Rehabilitation
Select Health Plan ; Rehabilitation
Premier Health Plan ; Rehabilitation
Elite Global Health Plan ; Rehabilitation

We pay costs for rehabilitation, including room, board and a combination of therapies such as physical, occupational and speech therapy after an event such as a stroke.

Limits:

Major Medical – 45 days
Select – 30 days
Premier – 30 days
Elite – 60 days

Major Medical Health Plan ; Home nursing
Select Health Plan ; Home nursing
Premier Health Plan ; Home nursing
Elite Global Health Plan ; Home nursing

We pay for 30 days home nursing by a qualified nurse, to provide medical care in your home following treatment in hospital which is covered under this plan.

Major Medical Health Plan ; Medical evacuation
Select Health Plan ; Medical evacuation
Premier Health Plan ; Medical evacuation
Elite Global Health Plan ; Medical evacuation

Reasonable transport costs to the nearest appropriate place of treatment, when the treatment needed is not available nearby.

Major Medical Health Plan ; Medical repatriation
Select Health Plan ; Medical repatriation
Premier Health Plan ; Medical repatriation
Elite Global Health Plan ; Medical repatriation

Repatriation gives you the option of returning to your specified country of residence or specified country of nationality, to be treated in familiar surroundings, when the treatment you need is not available nearby.

Major Medical Health Plan ; Diagnostic tests
Select Health Plan ; Diagnostic tests
Premier Health Plan ; Diagnostic tests
Elite Global Health Plan ; Diagnostic tests

We pay for diagnostic tests, pathology and radiology when recommended by your specialist to help diagnose or assess your condition when you are in hospital

Major Medical Health Plan ; Health checks
Select Health Plan ; Health checks
Premier Health Plan ; Health checks
Elite Global Health Plan ; Health checks

After 10 months cover on the plan, you can keep track of your health with regular health screening and wellness tests.

Limits:

Select - Up to GBP 250

Premier - Up to GBP 500

Elite - Up to GBP 1,000

Major Medical Health Plan ; Out-patient prescribed medicines and dressings
Select Health Plan ; Out-patient prescribed medicines and dressings
Premier Health Plan ; Out-patient prescribed medicines and dressings
Elite Global Health Plan ; Out-patient prescribed medicines and dressings

Medicines and dressings prescribed by your medical practitioner, required to treat a disease, illness or injury.

Limitations apply to Select, Premier and Elite plans.

Major Medical Health Plan ; Physiotherapy, osteopathy and more
Select Health Plan ; Physiotherapy, osteopathy and more
Premier Health Plan ; Physiotherapy, osteopathy and more
Elite Global Health Plan ; Physiotherapy, osteopathy and more

Consultations and treatment from physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors for physical therapies aimed at restoring your normal physical function.

Limitations apply to Premier and Elite plans.

Major Medical Health Plan ; Vaccinations
Select Health Plan ; Vaccinations
Premier Health Plan ; Vaccinations
Elite Global Health Plan ; Vaccinations

The following are covered; vaccinations which are recommended as part of the national childhood immunisation programme in the county of residency, human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination to protect against cervical cancer, influenza (seasonal flue) vaccinations, travel vaccinations, anti-malarial medicines and pneumococcal vaccinations.

Limits: 

Premier - Up to GBP 500

Elite - Up to GBP 1,000

Major Medical Health Plan ; Optical and dental
Select Health Plan ; Optical and dental
Premier Health Plan ; Optical and dental
Elite Global Health Plan ; Optical and dental

We pay for accident-related dental treatment, and after 6 months, we cover routine treatments like fillings, root canal treatments and tooth extraction. We will also pay for major restorative work such as bridges, crowns, dental implants and dentures.

We also cover prescribed hearing aids, spectacle frames and lenses and contact lenses.

Limitations apply to Premier and Elite plans.

Major Medical Health Plan ; Maternity cover
Select Health Plan ; Maternity cover
Premier Health Plan ; Maternity cover
Elite Global Health Plan ; Maternity cover

Pregnancy and childbirth after the mother has been covered on this health plan for 10 months including pregnancy and childbirth complications. Limitations apply to Elite plans.

Major Medical Health Plan ; Complementary therapies
Select Health Plan ; Complementary therapies
Premier Health Plan ; Complementary therapies
Elite Global Health Plan ; Complementary therapies

Consultations and treatment with qualified and registered acupuncturists and reflexologists.

Limitations apply to Elite plans

Major Medical Health Plan ; Personal Relationship Manager
Select Health Plan ; Personal Relationship Manager
Premier Health Plan ; Personal Relationship Manager
Elite Global Health Plan ; Personal Relationship Manager

As a Bupa Global customer, your personal Relationship Manager will be in touch to talk you through your Health Plan. We want to make sure you’re comfortable with your choice and know exactly how to get the most out of your cover. .

Major Medical Health Plan ; Online policy management
Select Health Plan ; Online policy management
Premier Health Plan ; Online policy management
Elite Global Health Plan ; Online policy management

MembersWorld is the quick and easy way for Bupa Global members to manage their healthcare plan online. On MembersWorld you can:

  • Manage details of your plan
  • Request pre-authorisation for your treatment
  • Submit and track claims
  • Apply for a free second medical opinion

Bupa Global is a trade name of Bupa, the international health and care company. Bupa is an independent licensee of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Bupa Global is not licensed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association to sell products branded with the Blue Cross Blue Shield marks in Anguilla, Argentina, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Costa Rica, Panama, Uruguay and US Virgin Islands. In Hong Kong, Bupa Global is only licensed to use the Blue Shield marks. Please consult your policy terms and conditions for coverage availability. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is a national federation of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. Blue Cross Blue Shield Global is a brand owned by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information about Bupa Global, visit bupaglobalaccess.com, and for more information about Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, visit BCBS.com.

Bupa Global is the sole insurer of this plan.

Please be aware that waiting periods and exclusions apply to all global health plans. For further details on what is and what is not covered, please choose a plan.

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If you have questions about this plan, or would like help choosing the right level of cover, please get in touch. 

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The Major Medical Global Health Plan gives you access to emergency global care in the unfortunate event of a serious illness or condition. Ideal if you prefer to fund your own everyday health expenses.

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  • Direct access to private and specialist care

    With an insurance plan from Bupa Global you are a truly private patient, without having to wait for a referral. So if you quickly want to see a private GP near your home or your office or simply prefer to go directly to a specialist – we make the process as quick and straightforward as possible.

  • Insurance to suit your global lifestyle

    We know that your lifestyle may regularly take you across international borders, visiting friends and family around the world, exploring business ventures, spending the summer in your holiday home, at Bupa Global we understand home might not be in just one place. Whether at home or away, you always have the same level of cover with you in one single insurance plan.

  • Connecting you with global medical expertise

    When it comes to your health, all that matters is getting you the treatment that you need, which might not always be available in the country you live in. Connecting you with world-class care for your needs is our priority, so we can help you access treatment from world-leading specialists of your condition.

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If you have questions about this plan, or would like help choosing the right level of cover, please get in touch.

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