A Healthy Start
Bupa Global provides extensive medical coverage around the world—so you can rest easy when your children embark on the next phase of their education
It’s that moment that every parent anticipates with great pride and joy, while at the same time fearing for the worst: the moment their children fly the nest. While the world is made smaller by technology and the conveniences of real-time communication, every parent is acutely aware that in the event of an emergency, our loved ones are oceans away. It is for this reason that parents choose the very best in global health insurance plans, such as the ones offered by Bupa Global.
As part of the Bupa Group, the healthcare giant boasts more than 65 years of medical experience across a range of facilities spanning hospitals, primary care centres, dental clinics and care homes. With 1.9 million customers worldwide who have access to more than 800,000 medical providers in 190 countries, many parents are turning to Bupa Global to provide coverage at home or while abroad.
While its extensive network has no doubt won parental approval, the fact that the company’s international plans extend beyond the basic is the primary reason for its ever-growing popularity. Aside from the basics—such as outpatient services, hospital stays, surgery and treatment for major illnesses—the coverage includes covering pre-existing medical conditions, extreme sports and adventure activities, and emergencies within and outside of the country of study, such as when travelling for out-of-town field trips.
While parents often look to the basics when choosing an insurance plan, insurers caution parents to think a bit further afield and consider some other important points. Does your child have a pre-existing condition that may not be covered by basic travel and health insurance plans? Does your current plan have sufficient coverage for evacuation and repatriation? Is your child active and pursuing adventure sports, such as skiing and rock climbing? Does your current plan cover emergency medical treatments outside of the country of study?
With Bupa Global’s extensive coverage, the insurer emphasises that a medical concierge service is always available to help your child receive assistance at any time, ensuring that your child gets the right treatment at the moment they need it most. To ensure your child’s well-being is covered in general, the plans can also include preventative treatments such as health check-ups, dental care and optical services. Annual policy limits start from US$3 million and go up to unlimited, while other plans such as the Bupa Global Elite Health Plan and Ultimate Health Plan can respectively cover up to two children under the ages of 10 and 16 at no extra cost, subject to underwriting.
For those with children about to venture to new horizons, some basic study-abroad safety tips could help them go a long way. Bupa Global suggests parents to share these tips with their children: Know the emergency contacts, including local embassy numbers, your insurance‘s 24/7 emergency hotline and the police number; be alert to the local news and events; and have the right insurance and health plans to cover all your children’s medical emergencies. Most importantly, enjoy the experience.
ACROSS THE BOARD Bupa Global’s plans offer international coverage for an extensive list of health services, ideal for families with children at home and abroad