• In a heartbeat Bupa claims its latest web technology allows intermediaries to enrol customers into the company’s new Heartbeat product on-line in less than 20 minutes.
The process will allow customers to gain immediate protection – including cover for pre-existing conditions if necessary.
Sales director Stephen Flanagan said; “We have consulted with intermediaries to develop a system that makes buying Bupa easier, while being secure and simple to use.”
Intermediaries interested in a Heartbeat handbook and interactive CD-Rom explaining how to use the technology should call 0800 33 2000 for more information.
• Join the club Bupa International also claims to have expanded its technological potential with the launch of Members’ World, a fully secure internet environment for its customers.
Visitors to the site can check claims status on-line, access information about local embassies and hospital networks, find on-line claim forms, be given instant quotes and visit a global advice centre which covers everything from political climate to vaccinations, currency, visas and leisure activities.
• Working together Directmoving, the global relocation portal has joined up with international insurance brokers Securus International to offer on-line health insurance to its customers.
Directmoving chief executive officer Rami Debbas said: “Directmoving was set up to make every step easier for expatriates travelling around the world so we are delighted to be able to offer them quality international health and life insurance coverage.”