Bupa International has recently released two regional insurance products aimed at people living and working in the Africa region.
Working with Jubilee Insurance, the major domestic provider in Kenya and East Africa, Bupa’s new plans will cover individuals and employees that live, work and travel in the region.
The Bupa Explorer Health Plan and the Business Explorer Health Plan are designed for people who want a broader range of coverage than traditional domestic policies, but don’t need a full worldwide plan. Both of Bupa’s new products cover much of Africa, as well as India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan.
Both explorer plans include comprehensive in-patient care, with additional options for a wide-range of outpatient care including dental and optical.
Bupa particularly highlights the unique benefits of the plans. Including a full-range of health screening, particularly beneficial for the early detection of diseases such as cancer. Also, there are no lifetime limits for the eligible treatment of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. This means policyholders can access treatment for chronic conditions as long as they are on the plan.
Other benefits include cover for eligible AIDS and HIV treatment, including related conditions and drug therapy. In addition, Bupa explains the plans have no age limit for new policyholders or those renewing their coverage.
Dean Pollard, Bupa International’s general manager explained Bupa’s partnership with Jubilee will bring clients the “best of both worlds”, combining Bupa’s global expertise with Jubilee’s local knowledge.
Nizar Juma, chairman of Jubilee Holdings, said, “Explorer is a regional plan specifically designed for the African market. It offers great value for money and provides both individual and business customers access to medical facilities across the region.”