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BUPA Gears Up For Health Insurance Operation In China

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

BUPA, the largest U.K. health insurance corporation, has announced its intention to set up shop in China with a local collaborator. It plans to apply for a health insurance license in September next year and is seeking a partner with government background that has a wide distribution network and experience with foreign investors. According to Chinese regulation, foreign insurance companies can operate only in joint ventures, thus it is crucial for BUPA to find a suitable partner. The insurance giant has completed and published a survey on consumer lifestyle, health care, and insurance conducted in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. It is also cooperating with several hospitals in health-related programs. (Click here for more)



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