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Bupa International launches new health cover for customers in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Bupa International has launched five new health insurance plans specifically designed to meet the healthcare needs of people living in Latin America and the Caribbean who want cover for treatment at home and overseas.

 

The policies offer a range of cover options for diagnosis, in-patient and out-patient treatment, cancer, congenital conditions, professional and hazardous sports, physiotherapy, emergency evacuation and repatriation. Cover is also available for pregnancy complications as well as major illnesses and injuries such as organ transplant, neurological illnesses and severe trauma.

 

Various options are available from everyday healthcare to fully comprehensive cover in the US, Latin America, the Caribbean and worldwide. A range of deductibles (excesses) can help customers reduce the cost.

 

David Maltby, managing director of Bupa Latin America says: "Many Latin Americans often travel overseas for medical treatment which is why we have designed our new products to fit with peoples' different lifestyles and health requirements. It also makes things simpler for customers. So whether you are looking for cover for diagnosis and everyday treatment or a fully comprehensive plan with no monetary limits, there is a policy to meet your needs and those of your family," he said.

 

Wherever they are in the world, customers have access to Bupa's team of highly experienced multi-lingual physicians who are on hand 24 hours a day, every day, to give help and advice. They can help to arrange everything from a relatively simple day-patient procedure to an air ambulance for a major emergency. They can also provide health information about someone's condition and planned treatment and work in partnership with staff in Bupa's Miami office to help manage all aspects of a customer's claim.

 

In the event of a medical emergency, worldwide air ambulance and ground emergency transportation is always available. Bupa physicians can alert any medical facility in advance about the arrival of a patient, ensure that contact is maintained during transit, monitor them while they are in the hospital and follow-up to review the quality and appropriateness of their care. They will also co-ordinate any follow-up treatment or therapy.

 

The introduction of the new policies brings together Bupa's products which have been available in Latin America and the Caribbean since the company acquired Amedex and IHI danmark in 2005.

 

Product

Cover

Bupa Critical Care

Cover for major illnesses and injuries that can have a catastrophic impact on you and your family. Provides access to quality doctors and hospitals across Latin America, the Caribbean and the USA.

Bupa Essential Care

Value plan that covers essential health care needs. Using Bupa's Essential Hospital Network in Latin America, the Caribbean and the USA, this policy covers out-patient diagnostics, the cost of in-patient surgery, cancer treatment and cover for out-patient physiotherapy required after a hospital stay.

Bupa Secure Care

Offers US$2m worth of cover a year. Comprehensive plan which provides cover from out-patient diagnosis through to in-patient surgery, including cancer and emergency evacuation.

Bupa Advantage Care

Comprehensive cover for in-patient and out-patient treatment including full cover for cancer. Treatment in Bupa's Advantage Hospital Network.

Bupa Complete Care

Provides unlimited annual cover with US$1m worth of cover for congenital conditions and maternity complications, US$600,000 for transplant procedures and full cover for cancer treatment.

 

International health insurance: News update: February 2008

 

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