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Continue your health insurance cover after leaving your job

If you’re leaving your employer, you can keep your health insurance going by starting a new, personal policy with us.

Your new policy will be different from your employee cover. But you may be able to continue with your treatments. And we may continue to cover any ongoing conditions you have.

To get continuous cover, you’ll need to start your new policy within three months of your old cover ending.

Give us a call and keep your cover in 3 easy steps:

Questions about leaving your work health insurance policy? Just ask.

If you have Bupa health insurance through work, but you’re leaving your job, you might not know what to do next. Ed Read, Bupa expert, answers your questions about the process. From ongoing medical conditions to the price of your new cover, we've got the answers.

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Our health insurance benefits

Bupa private medical insurance is designed to suit your health and wellbeing needs. You can expect all of this and more:

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The amount of time left on your employee health insurance cover once you leave your current employer will vary between companies. If you’re unsure, it’s best to check with your employer.

If you’d like to continue to benefit from Bupa health cover after leaving your job, you can do so in a few, simple steps.

Your new cover would be a different policy from the one you had as an employee, but we may be able to continue some of your benefits or treatment. This will depend on the terms of the new policy you choose. See how to continue Bupa health cover.

We provide a wide range of employee health insurance plans, and the terms and conditions vary. Ask your employer if you have questions about your employee health insurance. They will be able to help you with the terms and conditions that apply to your cover.

As of February 2023, this comparison to other products in the market is based on Bupa’s and Defaqto’s interpretation of the differences between Bupa By You health insurance and other health insurance products offering mental health cover. The comparison excludes any special offers or promotions which may temporarily alter the cover offered. Cover comparison information is for personal use and guidance only and does not constitute any contractual representation, warranty or obligation by either Bupa or Defaqto about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability of the comparison. Neither party accepts any liability for errors, omissions, direct or consequential loss in relation to this comparison.

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Customers who live on the Isle of Man, or have a Bupa Standard, Bupa Premium or Bupa Your Choice policy, do not have access to Bupa Blua Health, but can access GP24 provided by HealthHero. Some corporate schemes don't include access to Bupa Blua Health or GP24, so please check your scheme documents or give us a call.

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Page last reviewed: 31/05/23

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