The good news is that when you have held a policy under any part of the BUPA group, for one year or more, you are entitled to transfer your policy with full continuation of cover and no new exclusions, to Sanitas.

BUPA Transfer Q&A

We will require you to provide an international transfer form.  This is provided by BUPA UK and is completed by BUPA with all the information concerning your existing BUPA UK Policy. If you are a BUPA International member, then you simply provide us with your BUPA international policy number, and we take care of the rest.

No, only a statement of any pre-existing conditions (medical history) is required.

No, as long as the applications are complete and satisfactory, the transfer will take place within 14 days from the date they are received.

These will be carried over from your BUPA policy, to your Sanitas policy.

Unfortunately no, it is necessary to be included on an existing BUPA policy in order to be part of a transfer.  New members will need to be accepted under separate, new policies.

No, your cover will continue, and so will your treatment.

If your BUPA policy covers you for your pregnancy, then this service will be transferred to Sanitas.

No, unless your premiums are paid up to date and there has been no break in your health insurance cover, you may not make a transfer.

It is possible for us to copy documents to the UK.  However, to become a Sanitas member, your policy must be registered to a Spanish address.

Nothing at all – provided you submit all the required information when you apply for the transfer.

Yes of course.  The requirements remain the same – i.e. that your premiums are paid up to date and that you have not had any break in your cover.  Simply get in touch with BUPA UK or BUPA International and your transfer back will be arranged.

BUPA - the British Union Provident Association