The Health Bureau launched the Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS) in April 2019. Bupa has registered as a VHIS provider. The effective date of Bupa's registration is 28 February 2019 and our registration number is 00020.
The Bupa MyBasic VHIS Plan (Standard Plan), Bupa MyFlexi VHIS Plan (Flexi Plan) and Bupa Hero VHIS Plan (Flexi Plan) are certified by the Health Bureau. Click “Learn more” to view the plan details.
In addition to the above 3 VHIS Plans, Bupa has launched the Global Prestige VHIS Plan (certified by the Health Bureau) exclusively made for esteemed customers of Hang Seng Bank Limited (“Hang Seng Bank”). Hang Seng Bank is the exclusive distributor of this plan in Hong Kong. For details of this plan, please visit hangseng.com/vhis-flexi or visit any Hang Seng Bank branches.
Any Hong Kong taxpayer who has purchased an eligible health insurance plan (certified by the Health Bureau as VHIS) can claim a tax deduction on qualifying premiums up to HK$8,000 per insured person each year. These persons must be included in the list of “specified relatives” in Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap. 112).
You can claim the deduction in the same tax year when the premium was paid. The deduction is available for Certified Plans with policy effective date of 1 April 2019 or later, but not any other optional benefits. There is no limit on the number of insured persons and/or policies claimed by each taxpayer. Policies purchased for a domestic partner, grandchild(ren) or domestic partner’s parents/children are not eligible for tax deduction.
For details about tax deduction, take a look at tax deduction FAQs (PDF, 897KB).
When you apply for an insurance policy (or make changes to your existing policy), the insurance company reviews your personal details (age, occupation, etc.), including your medical history. This is called underwriting.
To learn more about underwriting at Bupa, please visit What is underwriting?.
Some of the terms used in the policy documents of our VHIS plans are different than the terms in our other Bupa insurance plans. Take a look at our glossary(PDF, 0.18MB) to learn more.
You can contact the VHIS Office of the Health Bureau at firstname.lastname@example.org about:
- VHIS product availability
- Features of VHIS Certified Plans
- Compliance with the Code of Practice
Please contact the Insurance Authority about the conduct of insurance companies and intermediaries.
Please contact the Inland Revenue Department with questions about tax deduction.
For more information about VHIS, please visit https://www.vhis.gov.hk or check out All you need to know about VHIS.
With effect from 1 January 2023, the definition of "Hospital" in Part 8 "Definition" of your VHIS policy terms and conditions shall be refined to make clear that it shall include public hospitals as defined in the Hospital Authority Ordinance (Cap. 113 of the Laws of Hong Kong) and hospitals for which a licence is issued under the Private Healthcare Facilities Ordinance (Cap. 633 of the Laws of Hong Kong), subject to other conditions of (b), (c) and (d) in the definition. The relevant Supplement will be sent to all policy holders concerned on or before the respective policy renewals from 1 January 2023.
For any queries, please contact us at 2517 5333.
The above summary of our insurance products is for reference only. It is not, and does not form part of, a contract of insurance and is designed to provide an overview of the key features of these products.
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