The following is a roundup of the major news stories related to Bupa over the last 12 months. Read more about Bupa
21 DEC 2012
Bupa Announce Acquisition of Poland's largest private healthcare provider LUX MED
Bupa announced that they were acquiring LUX MED Group, the leader in private healthcare in Poland, for €400m. The acquisition marks Bupa's first foray into Poland, where the private healthcare market is predicted to grow 10% per annum until 2016, and it is consequently made Bupa into the market leader for private healthcare in Poland. The acquisition was fully completed in March 2013.
27, FEB 2013
Higher Outpatient Costs
With Bupa's bi-annual rate adjustment for 2013, members with the Medical Plus module on the Worldwide Health Options plan, which covers outpatient consultations, increased approximately 50% higher than all other Bupa plans. However, with Bupa's sophisticated method of calculating premiums according to individual age, premiums are tailored to the individual and considered to be fair.
10 APRIL 2013
Bupa awards Pacific Prime "Top Global Distributor" for 2012-2013.
Bupa International names Pacific Prime the Top Global Distributor for 2012-2013. Global CEO of Bupa, Stuart Fletcher, presented the award at the ceremony in Italy where approximately 50 of Bupa’s leading global intermediaries gathered for this special event. Pacific Prime was chosen to receive the award over 3000 worldwide intermediaries who represent and sell for both Bupa International and IHI Danmark, including both agencies and brokers.
31 MAY 2013
Bupa's SME Clients see 30% premium reduction
Chinese Small and Medium Enterprise clients with Bupa experienced a 30% reduction in premiums. The reduced premiums are a part of Bupa's efforts on entering China and expanding their SME client base.
02 Sept 2013
Bupa earns award for global Carbon Trust Standard certification
Bupa became the first healthcare company in the private sector to be awarded global certification to the Carbon Trust Standard. Bupa received the award for its efforts on measuring, managing, and reducing its carbon footprint.
Read more: http://www.bupa.com/media-centre/press-releases/corporate/02-sep-2013-bupa-becomes-the-first-healthcare-company-in-the-private-sector-to-be-awarded-global-carbon-trust-standard-certification/
03 SEPT 2013
Globalsurance 2013 Study Reveals Steady Premium Rates for Bupa International
According to the "Globalsurance International Private Medical Insurance Review 2013", Bupa International's premium increases were considered to be "stable". The review examined data for 10 regions where Bupa and 7 other insurers operate, including Singapore, UAE, and Thailand.
25 SEPT 2013
Bupa International Expands Short-Term IPMI Plan to Brokers
With the success of Bupa International Flex plan, the insurer expanded its short-term IPMI plan to the broker market. Bupa Flex combines the best aspects of long-term medical cover and short-term travel insurance. The plan offers extensive medical cover in a foreign country, regardless if the situation is an emergency, for a short-term period that's customizable to the day.
27 SEPT 2013
New Breast Cancer Network
Bupa launches a new network with hospitals and consultants to provide quality care to clients diagnosed with breast cancer. The network gives customers access to the latest treatments, like image-guided radiotherapy and intensity modulated radiotherapy.