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Dental insurance products

Dental insurance products

For a better business with Bupa Dental

Our dental insurance options have been enhanced for 2018 to help make sure we’re offering your clients and their employees our best cover.

Here you’ll find everything you need to know about our new dental insurance products, whether you’re looking to explore the benefits in more detail or you need to download the product brochures and training materials.

Why choose Bupa?

 A new look, bigger Bupa Dental Insurance Network for 20% discount on treatment††

 We’re rapidly expanding the size of our dental insurance network, making access to our 20% discount on general dental treatment more convenient for employees of your clients.

Our new and improved products

Our dental insurance options have been enhanced for 2018 to help make sure we're offering your clients our best value.

Intermediary Frequently Asked Questions

Changes to our Business Dental Insurance products

Available for Corporate and SME new business and renewals from 1 September 2018

As of 1 September 2018, Bupa business dental insurance products will change to make sure we’re offering your clients the best value in the market, especially when it comes to preventative care. These questions can be used to support your client conversations and help answer your clients’ questions about these new benefits.

  • We’ve increased the benefit limits across the products, particularly for preventative care (preventative care promise available with Dental Plan policies levels 3 and 4) and conditions which can impact employees and businesses the most, including dental injury and oral cancer cover
  • Due to the vast expansion of our dental centre network, we’re now able to settle claims directly in-practice through No Fuss, No Forms claiming, when employees use selected dental centres in our Dental Insurance Network. This means they don’t need to pay up front and claim it back
  • If employees use a dentist in the Bupa Dental Insurance network, they’ll benefit from 20% off general treatment, meaning benefit limits can go further^.
  • Dental Choice is now available to SME clients

As Bupa have been the market-leader in health insurance for many years, we recognise that employers look to us for cover for all elements of their employees’ health. With the market for both employer and employee funded group dental insurance schemes growing considerably in recent years, we recognise that dental insurance is continually a benefit that employees value. As a result of this, we’re focusing our efforts in growing our share in the dental insurance market and we hope you’re on board to help us achieve this.

With the recent expansion of our dental care practice business, we’re able to use our well-regarded health expertise and extended health provisioning to offer employees no fuss, no forms claiming. With centres spanning across the UK, we’re confident we can provide our dental customers with convenient access to dental care. We’ve changed our dental insurance policies to reflect this and make the most of the unique offering we’re now able to provide.

We want to better serve our business clients and their employees and use insight to improve our products to ensure they meet their needs. We know that over 60% of dental insurance claims are made for preventative treatment and therefore increasing benefit limits in this area has been a key aspect of the product improvements.

From 1 September 2018, all new schemes will have these new benefits as standard. Existing clients will move onto these new benefits when they come to renew.

We know that employees most value preventative treatment through their policies, including routine examinations, scale and polishes and small X-rays. These types of treatments make up almost two-thirds of dental insurance claims.

Because of this, we now offer generous benefit limits in this area. Our Dental Plan policy (Levels 3 and 4) also guarantees no unexpected costs for preventative treatment within their usage levels if they use selected practices in our Bupa Dental Insurance Network. You can use finder.bupa.co.uk to see eligible practices.

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  • We are the only dental insurer to provide no fuss, no forms claiming as standard when using selected practices in our Dental Insurance Network, because of our commitment to expanding our dental practice coverage
  • Our Dental Plan policy provides the most generous cover in the market across preventative care, oral cancer, dental injury and emergency dental treatment
  • Our oral cancer cover has no financial or time limits when employees are referred for treatment with Bupa partnership consultant at partnership facilities (six month waiting period applies)

The Bupa dental insurance network is a quality approved nationwide collection of dentists that offer 20% discount on general dental treatment for Bupa dental insurance members. The network includes Bupa Dental Care Practices and other private practices who have agreed to provide this offer to our members. 

The Dental Insurance Network is not only a discount network, we also provide added peace of mind by ensuring  that the dentists we chose to work with meet our quality standards, which include satisfactory CQC (and regional UK equivalent) accreditation, meeting all General Dental Council standards, all relevant health and safety accreditations and being able to evidence a well run practice with a clinical team that has appropriate continuing professional development in place.

For more information and to find dentists within the network please visit finder.bupa.co.uk

If any of your clients have Bupa health insurance, you can offer them a 10% discount on business dental insurance.

For new business, the changes will apply to policies for all SME and corporate dental insurance clients from 1 September 2018.

 

For existing business, the changes will apply upon renewal for those SME and corporate dental insurance clients whose policies renew on or after 1 September 2018.

The new product options are available for all new and renewing businesses with contract start dates from 1 September 2018. Schemes that have a contract start date before the 1 September 2018 will be able to access  the new dental insurance cover when they next come to renew.

 

 

 

We have worked carefully to reduce the cost of our business dental insurance to bring the limits in line with our competitors whilst offering generous benefit limits. We hope this will provide you with a great value policy to offer your clients.

The changes to business dental insurance will be provided as the standard option for all new and renewing SME and corporate clients. Any individual requests to extend existing policies will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If clients request this, please contact your account manager.

The new limits and benefits will be provided from their next renewal date, so they don’t need to do anything.

Yes, the process will stay the same however clients will be able to access our No Forms, No Fuss Claiming if they choose to use a participating dental practice in our Dental Insurance Network, we’ll be adding new practices to this all the time throughout the rest of the year.

You can use Bupa Connect to quote for business clients with less than 50 employees who require cover. If you don’t have a log in for Bupa Connect, please email bupaconnectenquiries@bupa.com.

Please note that Bupa cannot accept quotes for the following organisations online:

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  • Where they are all, or part of an existing Bupa group
  • Where the company is a sports club, either players or non-players
  • Where more than 50 employees require cover

 You can still get a quote for these companies by calling the intermediary sales centre

If any of the above applies, please contact the intermediary sales centre on 0800 33 2000* to get a quote

If you require a quote that includes an overage dependant, please contact your account manager

Yes, quotes can be obtained for both policy options through Bupa Connect. They are then produced in printable PDF sheets which you can share with clients.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact your account manager or call 0800 33 2000*

^You must inform the dentist you have Bupa dental insurance and provide your membership number prior to your appointment to benefit from this offer. To find the selected Bupa owned and approved centres where this offer is available see finder.bupa.co.uk and search the Bupa Dental Insurance Network. Discount excludes lab fees and specialist treatment and cannot be used against NHS and Bupa Dental Essentials services. Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount.

†Orthodontic, emergency and oral cancer treatment cannot be claimed for in this way in the UK. Does not apply to NHS treatment in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

*Lines are open 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. We may monitor or record our calls.

Important documents

From training materials to product brochures, here you’ll find everything you need to know about our Bupa Dental plans.

What's next?

^Lines are open 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday. We may record or monitor our calls.

Our Preventative Care Promise for routine examinations, small and medium X-rays, and 30 minute scale and polish, is available in participating centres in the Bupa Dental Insurance Network. Any restrictions on the number of treatments per year for routine dental treatment will still apply. For example, if your Bupa Dental Insurance Network centre offers our Preventative Care Promise, your basic examinations will be covered in full twice per year. When visiting a non-participating dentist, we will cover up to the benefit limit for basic examinations, up to twice per year. No forms, no fuss claiming and our Preventative Care Promise are not available in all Bupa-owned dental centres and will be rolled out across participating dental centres from September 2018. To find out which centres offer these services, please visit finder.bupa.co.uk

Orthodontic, emergency and oral cancer treatment cannot be claimed for in this way in the UK. Does not apply to NHS treatment in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

††You must inform the dentist you have Bupa dental insurance and provide your membership number prior to your appointment to benefit from this offer. To find the selected Bupa owned and approved centres where this offer is available see finder.bupa.co.uk and search the Bupa Dental Insurance Network. Discount excludes lab fees and specialist treatment and cannot be used against NHS and Bupa Dental Essentials services. Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount.

Bupa Dental Insurance is provided by Bupa Insurance Limited. Registered in England and Wales No. 3956433. Bupa Insurance Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Arranged and administered by Bupa Insurance Services Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered in England and Wales No. 3829851. Registered office: 1 Angel Court, London, EC2R 7HJ.

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