The provider has added more than 130 own occupation definitions to its individual IP proposition including dentists, surgeons and college lecturers.
These professionals will now be able to protect their income based upon their specific occupation.
Bupa IP head of product development Steve Casey says: “These changes are part of our commitment to enable intermediaries to offer the income protection coverage their clients expect.
“An own occupation definition gives customers peace of mind when they come to claim and enables them to fully understand the criteria by which they will be assessed.”
Casey says the firm will be introducing further enhancements to its proposition in the coming months.