Find the answers to common questions about claims, cover and membership management.
We usually take 5 to 7 working days to process a hospital or clinical claim, once we have received all the required documents. For a critical illness claim, we take about 10 to 12 working days. If you use our medical card, you do not need to pay medical bills or lodge a claim. Please learn how to use your medical card.HideShowA:
If you are admitted to a network hospital, pre-authorisation is always required. Please ask a Bupa network doctor to obtain pre-authorisation for you.HideShowA:
If your scheme offers a Bupa medical card, you can present the card at a network clinic, and do not need to pay the bills or lodge a claim. If you don’t have a medical card, please submit a clinical claim form with all required documents within 90 days of consultation. Please learn more about how to submit a clinical claim.HideShowA:
A referral letter is valid only for the original or a related medical condition for a period of six months from the date it is issued. Treatment received for a new or unrelated condition requires another referral letter. You can receive only the specialty treatment specified in the referral letter.HideShowA:
Yes, Bupa will reimburse all eligible expenses of day case surgeries and clinical operations under Hospital and Surgical Benefit of your scheme.HideShowA:
You will need to visit a specialist and clinic appointed by Bupa and present your medical card and referral letter upon registration. If you require hospital confinement, a clinical operation or day-case surgery, the specialist will get pre-authorisation of the medical expenses for you. Once the pre-authorisation is confirmed, we will issue you a Pre-authorisation Confirmation / Guarantee of Payment Letter. Please choose a Bupa Healthcare Appointed hospital or day-case centre with the appointed specialist.
If you are admitted to hospital, please present your medical card, the approval document and admission letter to enjoy cashless treatment. Upon discharge, all you need to do is to sign on the claim form provided by the hospital. Bupa will directly settle your expenses with the hospital so no claim procedure is required.
If you undergo a clinical operation or day-case treatment at the clinic or day-case centre appointed by Bupa, please present your medical card, the approval document and referral letter upon registration. Sign the voucher provided.
If you receive treatment at the day-case centre of a hospital, please present the referral letter upon registration and pay the medical expenses. You can follow the normal claims procedure to submit your claim with the signed Pre-authorisation Confirmation / Guarantee of Payment Letter.
There is no waiting period for our hospital benefit. You are covered immediately after your membership takes effect (except the Bupa Civil Servants scheme and maternity benefit).HideShowA:
Our schemes are renewed on a yearly basis. So, if the benefit has been used up in any one year, it will be reinstated in a new contract year.HideShowA:
Yes. Regardless of your claims and health status, we guarantee to renew your cover without charging any additional subscription on an individual basis (This does not apply to Bupa Critical Essential Care, which is a critical illness insurance scheme).HideShowA:
All of our individual health insurance schemes provide worldwide coverage. Hence, we reimburse all eligible medical expenses that you incur overseas. If your scheme offers Bupa Worldwide Assistance Programme, you can also access emergency assistance overseas.HideShowA:
If your scheme offers Bupa Worldwide Assistance Programme, you can call our 24-hour Worldwide Assistance Service hotline on (852) 2861 9229 and provide your full name, membership number, location and incident details. You can then present your valid Bupa Worldwide Assistance Programme Card (or Bupa membership card with IPA logo) and travel document to arrange for hospital admission. We will pre-pay an admission deposit up to HK$39,000 for you. If you are in China, you can call this hotline to locate the nearest network hospital. IPA will provide the guarantee of deposit for admission to any of these network hospitals.HideShowA:
Yes, as long as your Bupa individual health insurance scheme (except Bupa Wise Choice ) is in force at the time you are diagnosed with a Major Critical Illness, you can enjoy this benefit.HideShowA:
Yes, you can enrol in more than one Bupa Critical Essential Care scheme to suit your needs. The maximum sum insured for all Bupa critical illness policies is HK$1,500,000, subject to underwriting approval. You can also reduce sum insured, subject to a minimum of HK$200,000 for each contract.
You can complete and return the Declaration of Loss Card Form to us so that we can re-issue your medial card. You can also contact our Customer Care helpdesk for assistance. Download Declaration of Card Loss Form (77.4Kb PDF).HideShowA:
You can click "Forgot password" at Bupa Active. We will then send the password to your registered email address; or you can contact our Customer Care helpdesk to re-set your password or login name.HideShowA:
Yes, you can log into Bupa Active on our website to track the progress of your claims and search the network doctor list.HideShowA:
You can go to Bupa Active on our website and register as a user to receive the e-statements service. You will be notified by email if there is any claims statement or shortfall statement (if applicable).HideShowA:
We will send your renewal invitation by mail about six weeks before your contract anniversary. Bupa Wise Choice members will receive the renewal documents by email.HideShowA:
You can pay your shortfall by cheque or PPS. If you pay by cheque, please write your membership number, shortfall invoice number and the amount on the back of the cheque and send it together with the shortfall invoice to our Accounts Department. If you pay by PPS, please input company code 9383 and select "Shortfall payment". You can also pay by credit card via your online banking service (If this service is available).HideShowA:
Please call our Customer Care helpdesk or send us an email any time you need.
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