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Bupa announces new Bupa Family+ Health Insurance

Bupa Family+ is a new policy that has been designed with your family's well-being in mind, including extra support for children’s mental health

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By Dom Limberg

Published on: 13 September 2023

4 min read

Bupa announces new Bupa Family+ Health Insurance

There has been some big news in health insurance this week, with Bupa announcing the launch of their brand-new family health insurance product. Bupa is one of the biggest and best providers in the UK and we’re excited to see what this new product has to offer.

We’re all far too aware of how stretched the NHS has been in recent years, especially in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. Health insurance has become an increasingly popular option for many people looking to avoid long waiting lists and get the best quality medical care.

Bupa Family+ is a new policy that has been carefully designed with your family’s well-being in mind, including extra support for your children’s mental health. And of course, Bupa has kept in the high level of cover (core) that we have come to expect from them.

Who is Bupa?

Bupa is a household name in the UK and has been providing trusted healthcare services for over 75 years, dating back to 1947. They are an international health insurance company with millions of customers across the World (16.7 million as of 2023).

They are known for offering their customers comprehensive health insurance that helps cover the cost of private medical treatment. This is an attractive option for consumers looking to avoid long waiting times from the NHS with healthcare in private hospitals.

Bupa provides a range of different health insurance policies, so their customers can choose the type of cover that works best for them. This includes:

  • Individual health insurance
  • Business health insurance
  • Family health insurance

About Family Health Insurance

Family health insurance is a private health insurance policy that covers your entire family, offering protection and support when you need it most. These policies are also known as private medical insurance in some cases.

A lot of people opt for family cover as they find dealing with multiple policies confusing or overly complicated. Most UK health insurance providers will have the option to add family members built into their policies.

What is Bupa Family+?

Bupa Family+ is their brand new version of family health insurance. This policy takes over their previous products and has been redesigned with a key focus on children’s mental health cover.

We think this a great move by Bupa, especially as they announced that most of their health insurance claims for health insurance from 4- to 17-year-olds was due to mental health reasons. Mental health has become more widely discussed in recent years and it is important for providers to consider this within their products, particularly policies like health insurance.

Here are the key changes and features that Bupa has made to their family health insurance cover:

Extensive Mental Health Support: Mental health matters, especially for children who may need some extra support. They now cover more mental health conditions and provide emotional support for children and parents/carers through their Family Mental HealthLine.

High level of Cancer Care: From diagnosis onward, Bupa’s got you covered, with 24/7 cancer support services available through their helplines. This includes comprehensive cover for cancer treatments alongside emotional support.

Extra Benefits for Bupa Family+ Customers

Bupa Family+ customers also enjoy some extra perks as Bupa customers:

10% Family Discount: You can get yourself a 10% discount on new Bupa By You policies (comprehensive or treatment and care) when purchased through an independent health insurance specialist.

Bupa AnyTime HealthLine: Get 24/7 support from trained nurses who are ready to answer all your health questions.

Same Day GP Appointments: For those urgent health concerns, Bupa offers same-day GP appointments to provide reassurance and guidance.

How to Get Bupa Family Health Insurance

If you want to buy a Bupa Family+ policy, there are a few options available. You can apply with Bupa on their website or over the phone using the contact details below.

Telephone – 0808 256 6607

Opening hours – 8.00am to 8.00pm Monday to Friday / 9.00am – 12.30pm Saturday

Alternatives to Bupa health insurance

Bupa does offer really strong policies with good core cover and the strength and trust that comes with being a household brand name. There are however several other UK insurers that offer family health insurance that could be worth looking at too.

Other UK family health insurance providers include:

When you’re looking for a new insurance policy, we’d always suggest doing some research and checking all your options before making any decisions. Each provider will offer something slightly different. If you really want a particular benefit or to cut the price down, spending a few minutes reading through your options can make a big difference.

Note: If you aren’t sure which provider is your best option, you can speak to a health insurance specialist for extra advice and guidance. An expert will be able to help you compare health insurance quotes so you choose the right policy and price for you.

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