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Bupa rejoins the ABI

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is pleased to confirm that Bupa will return to membership in January 2019. Bupa is one of the UK's leading healthcare specialists and the largest health insurance provider in the UK.

Chairman of the ABI, Andy Briggs said:

“I’m delighted to welcome Bupa back into membership of the ABI. The ABI has changed a great deal since they left in 2013, and their decision to return reflects the modernisation and the quality of service now being delivered by the Association to its members. Bupa’s decision to rejoin ensures the ABI now represents the vast majority of the health insurance market, strengthening our collective voice in this crucial area.”

David Hynam, CEO of Bupa UK said:

“As the UK’s leading health insurer we want to actively engage in the key debates that impact our customers. We are pleased to be rejoining the ABI to work with them to continue to champion the positive contribution that health insurance makes to the UK health system, offering millions of people access to fast, high quality healthcare.”

Director General of the ABI Huw Evans, said:

“I’m very pleased to see Bupa rejoin the ABI. Health insurance helps millions of people in the UK pay for the treatments they need.  Bupa rejoining will boost our efforts to make the case for the important role insurance plays complementing the NHS.”

In the last two years a number of firms have joined or rejoined the ABI. These include Old Mutual Wealth, Hargreaves Lansdown and Vanguard. The ABI also launched an Associate Member programme in 2016 which now has 26 members.

About Bupa

  • Globally Bupa has 15.5 million health insurance customers, provides healthcare to around 14.5 million people in our clinics and hospitals, and looks after over 23,300 aged care residents.   Health insurance is around 70% of our business.
  • Bupa UK Insurance is the UK’s leading health insurer with 2.3 million customers.  Our customers have access to a network of 25,000 Bupa-recognised consultants, over 8,000 therapists and 1,200 hospitals and facilities that we work with across the UK.
  • In the UK we operate around 60 wellness centres and health clinics, plus Bupa Cromwell Hospital, a complex care hospital in London providing care for insured, self-pay, NHS and international patients.  We also have over 470 dental practices and provide quality residential, nursing and dementia care across around 135 homes and seven Richmond Villages. 
  • For more information, visit www.bupa.co.uk




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Last updated 12/06/2018