In an industry first, Bupa is now offering group critical illness claimants and their families access to independent confidential medical information, advice and guidance with no increase in premiums.
Through an international database of more than 50,000 leading medical specialists, identified by their peers as the best in their field, the Best Doctors® service provides people with a definitive medical opinion, delivering an independent and comprehensive assessment of their condition - all without leaving home. Best Doctors supports, not replaces, their treating doctor, helping to ensure they get on the right clinical path, first time.
Steve Payne of Bupa Health Assurance says, "When an employee is diagnosed with a serious illness, they want to know whether their diagnosis is correct, what alternative treatments are available and if they will get better. Giving access to Best Doctors can help employers fully support their insured staff and their families by providing a second opinion from an expert as well as help, ongoing guidance and access to medically sound, evidence-based information. This can be hugely reassuring. Plus, as the service is independent, it does not influence the assessment or outcome of the claim."
Critical illness insurance news: 22 March 2010