Bupa International has launched its short-term international private medical insurance (IPMI) cover, Bupa Flex, to the UK broker market.
Following its launch last year to direct customers, Bupa International has now expanded its offering to brokers.
With Bupa Flex, brokers can offer clients the opportunity to purchase IPMI on a three-to-eleven month basis, and they can choose the exact start and end date of their policy.
Traditionally, people moving abroad for less than a year had to purchase a 12-month IPMI policy, regardless of the length of their trip.
By allowing clients to set the length of their policy, Bupa Flex offers value for money without compromising access to all the benefits of being a Bupa International member. Plus unlike travel insurance plans, Flex will also cover treatment in the client's home country.
Tim Slee, sales and commercial director at Bupa International, said: "Bupa Flex was designed specifically to meet the needs of an increasing number of customers who spend shorter periods of time abroad. Many of our members only relocate temporarily or travel on short overseas assignments, so do not need a full year's policy but still want comprehensive IPMI cover.
"By purchasing Bupa Flex, clients can still access the best possible care and treatment wherever they are in the world, but with a timeframe and price that suits their needs.
"Having created Flex in response to feedback from members and brokers alike, we are delighted that it has proved so popular and are excited to offer brokers the opportunity to sell it to their own clients."