Bupa International has launched a new flexible short-term international private medical insurance (IPMI) policy, called Bupa Flex. The product will allow customers to purchase IPMI, but on a 3-11 month basis, depending on their needs.
Before, people moving abroad for less than a year needed to buy a 12 month IPMI policy, regardless of the length of their trip. Bupa Flex will allow these customers to choose the length of their policy, offering them value for money, as well as access to all the benefits of being a Bupa International member.
Muriel MacCallum, marketing director, Bupa International, said:
“We’ve listened to our customers and designed Bupa Flex specifically for their short term needs. If you are relocating abroad, or travelling on an overseas assignment through work, you don’t necessarily want to take out a full year’s policy, but you still want the comprehensive cover IPMI provides.”
“This new product means that our customers will still have access to the best possible care and treatment, wherever they are in the world, but with a timeframe and price that suits their needs.”
“And unlike with travel insurance, Bupa Flex will allow customers to extend their cover at any time, down to the day, wherever they are in the world*.”
Bupa International offers customers access to more than 200,000 medical providers worldwide and can settle bills directly with over 7,500 hospitals and clinics. Customers can contact Bupa International’s multi-lingual doctors and advisers for medical advice and guidance, 24 hours a day, and benefit from a second medical opinion at no extra cost.
*Except the USA.