Short term international insurance launched for expats

Short term international insurance launched for expats
Published:  19 Jul at 6 PM
People moving overseas to work for just a few months are now able to sign up for an international health insurance that is for less than 12 months.

Many international health insurance providers offer a 12-month minimum cover, but Bupa International has now launched an international private medical insurance (iPMII) designed specifically for the short term called Bupa Flex. Customers can sign up for cover for a minimum of three months to a maximum of 11 months under the plan. Bupa says the policy offers value for money because previously customers moving overseas for less than one year had to take out a 12-month cover.

Bupa International marketing director Muriel MacCallum said that they’ve listened to their customers and specifically designed Bupa Flex for short term cover. She explained that if you are relocating to another country, or travelling abroad on a work-related assignment, you don’t necessarily need a year-long plan, but you still need the comprehensive cover provided by iPMI.

She went on to say that this new product ensures their customers will retain access to the highest possible standard of care and treatment, wherever in the world they are, but with a price and timeframe which suits their needs. She added that unlike travel insurance, Bupa Flex customers will be able to extend their cover wherever in the world they are and at any time. However, the US is one of the countries not covered.