Leading Russian insurer, Ingosstrakh and Bupa International have a new partnership that brings together Ingosstrakh's local knowledge in Russia with Bupa's global healthcare expertise.
Ingosstrakh will offer a range of health insurance products for expatriates working in Russia and Russian citizens employed abroad, which will be administered by Bupa International.
The partnership offers expatriates and Russian residents complete peace of mind about their health when working overseas and a health insurer they can rely upon to provide comprehensive benefits together with high quality service. Customers and their families can be confident they are adequately covered for medical care and can access the most appropriate healthcare and treatment as and when they need it, wherever they are in the world.
Customers can be treated in any one of Bupa International's network of over 5,500 independent participating hospitals and clinics worldwide, or in any recognised hospital or clinic of their choice.
Keith Biddlestone of Bupa International says, "We will be there for customers every step of the way, from the moment they call to let us know they need treatment to helping them find the closest suitable hospital - we will even make appointments on their behalf - so they can focus on getting better."
Bupa International's multi-lingual, medically trained team is available 24 hours a day to help with any health-related questions or concerns. Claims for treatment will usually be settled directly with hospitals so customers do not need to pay up front or deal with paperwork and administration.
Products are available for business (Company) and individual (Lifeline) customers offering three levels of cover (Essential, Classic and Gold) with a range of benefits up to $2m a year. The cost depends on where a customer lives and their age.
International health insurance: News update: 26/09/2009