Jargon Buster - Definition of BUPA

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is a global organisation who specialise in health and care. They offer a variety of plans and insurance policies including:

  • Health Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cash Plans
  • Childcare
  • Care Homes
  • Critical Illness Cover
  • Life Cover
  • Lifestyle and Income Protection
  • Life and Critical Illness Cover

BUPA are currently the largest provider of health care insurance and services in the UK. They have been providing health cover since 1947 and the acronym BUPA stands for 'The British United Provident Association'.

Please note that all definitions are intended for general guidance only. For official and current definitions you should always double check your policy wording.

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