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Bupa targets smaller firms with revamped PMI plans

Bupa is revamping its range of small company private medical insurance plans in a bid to attract firms to buy PMI for the first time.

Its Premier Cover Max and Premier Network Max schemes provide comprehensive inpatient cover and outpatient costs in full, including consultant fees, psychiatric treatment, pathology and X-rays, although the Network scheme cover is restricted to Bupa&#39s network of 150 hospitals.

The company says the benefits will remove any uncertainty about claims for diagnostic tests prior to any treatment, as claims will be paid in full.

Commission on both products is 14 per cent for new business and 5 per cent for renewals.

The schemes also cover a range of complementary treatments such as acupunc- ture and osteopathy.

The Premier scheme offers the same level of benefit plus £50 for every night spent in a National Health Service ward.

Sales director Stephen Flanagan says: “These new schemes provide added security of cover for out-patient treatment and complement our existing range of products. The reassurance is likely to attract companies buying PMI for the first time.”

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