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Alltrust and Bupa launch health insurance partnership in China

17th January 2011 Print

Chinese insurer Alltrust, have announced a partnership with Bupa International, the leading expatriate health insurer, which will combine Alltrust's local knowledge in China with Bupa's global healthcare expertise.

From 27th January 2011, Alltrust will offer a range of health insurance products for expatriates working in China and Chinese citizens that want to enjoy the benefits of an international medical insurance plan, which will be administered by Bupa International.

The partnership offers expatriates and Chinese residents complete peace of mind about their health when working overseas, and an insurer they can rely on to provide comprehensive benefits together with high quality service. Customers and their families can be confident they are adequately covered and can access the most appropriate healthcare when they need it most, wherever they are in the world.

Alltrust's Chairman, Henry Du, said, "Our partnership concludes a rigorous search for the right partner - Bupa operates in 190 countries around the world, and has a wealth of experience, which will be great assets to us as we look to continue to grow in China.

"With more than 60 years' experience and established relations with thousands of doctors and medical facilities all over the world, Bupa International will offer our clients access to quality health cover and world class service."

Alistair How, managing director of Bupa International said: "This is an exciting opportunity for both Alltrust and Bupa International. We are pleased to be working with such a well-established and respected company in China.  We look forward to a long and successful relationship, delivering the best possible health insurance for customers.

"Our multilingual team will be there for Alltrust's customers every step of the way, from the moment they call to let us know they need treatment, to helping them find the closest suitable hospital - we will even make appointments on their behalf - so they can focus on getting better."

Bupa International has been providing expatriate health insurance for some of the world's largest companies since 1971. It offers access to more than 200,000 medical providers worldwide and can settle bills directly with over 7,500 hospitals and clinics. Customers also have access to Bupa International's multi-lingual doctors and advisers - unique among private medical insurers - who arrange hundreds of emergency evacuations and repatriations each year and offer medical advice and guidance, 24 hours a day.