Complaints

We are extremely proud of the service that we offer our customers. However, we recognise that sometimes things can go wrong.

This page provides information about how to make a complaint in relation to the products or services provided by Bupa. By following this simple procedure we can ensure your concerns are dealt with as quickly and effectively as possible.

  • If Bupa, or any representative of Bupa, did not sell you this policy and your complaint is about the sale of your policy, please contact the party who sold the policy. Their details can be found on the status disclosure document or the terms of business document they provided to you.

    If you are a member of a company or corporate scheme please call your dedicated Bupa helpline, this will be detailed on your Membership Certificate.

    For any other complaint, you can contact us in several ways:

    By phone: 0345 609 0111 ^ (for health insurance and dental policies) or 0800 001 022 (for Travel policies) or 0345 602 1092 ^ (for Cash Plan policies)

    We may record or monitor our calls.

    In writing: Customer Relations, Bupa, Salford Quays, Manchester, M50 3XL

    By email: customerrelations@bupa.com

    Or via our website: submit a complaint

  • If we can resolve your complaint within three working days after the day you made your complaint, we’ll write to you to confirm this. Where we’re unable to resolve your complaint within this time, we’ll promptly write to you to acknowledge receipt. We’ll then continue to investigate your complaint and aim to send you our final written decision within four weeks from the day of receipt. If we’re unable to resolve your complaint within four weeks following receipt, we’ll write to you to confirm that we’re still investigating it.

    Within eight weeks of receiving your complaint we’ll either send you a final written decision explaining the results of our investigation or we’ll send you a letter advising that we have been unable to reach a decision at this time.

    If you remain unhappy with our response, or after eight weeks you do not wish to wait for us to complete our review, you may refer your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service. You can write to them at: Exchange Tower, London E14 9GE or contact them via email at complaint.info@financial-ombudsman.org.uk or call them on 0800 023 4567 (calls to this number are now free on mobile phones and landlines) or 0300 123 9 123 (free for mobile phone users who pay a monthly charge for calls to numbers starting 01 or 02).
    For more information you can visit www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk

    Your complaint will be dealt with confidentially and will not affect how we treat you in the future.

    Whilst we are bound by the decision of the Financial Ombudsman Service, you are not.

    The European Commission also provides an Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) platform which allows consumers who purchase online to submit complaints through a central site which forwards the complaint to the relevant Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) scheme. For Bupa, complaints will be forwarded to the Financial Ombudsman Service and you can refer complaints directly to them using the details above. For more information about ODR please visit http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/.

    For customers who need it, we can offer a choice of Braille, large print or audio for correspondence and marketing literature. Please get in touch to let us know which you would prefer.

  • Bupa takes customer service extremely seriously. We work hard to ensure that things don’t go wrong in the first place and to resolve issues quickly when they arise. Although we strive to minimise the number of complaints we receive, they do highlight areas where we need to improve. By listening to our customers, we can continue to enhance the services we offer. We regularly review complaints data to improve the quality of our service and products.
  • Bupa is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and we follow their guidance to ensure we handle complaints in a fair and independent way. This includes following certain timescales to respond to and resolve your complaint, which means we have up to eight weeks from when we receive your complaint to fully investigate it and provide you with a final response in writing.

    Bupa Insurance limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Bupa Insurance Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

^We may record or monitor our calls.

Bupa Insurance Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Bupa Insurance Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
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