Seguros Bolivar announced the signing of an alliance with Bupa Global, one of the most established insurance companies in the United Kingdom with a presence in 190 countries and 32 million customers. Through this alliance, Seguros Bolívar seeks to complement its current portfolio and offer the highest quality products and services for health care, the company said in a statement.
“Colombia was a key country in our future development in Latin America,” said Moses Dodo, manager of Bupa Global Latin America. Bupa Global has a strategic partner in the United States Blue Cross Blue Shield Global.
The health plans that Seguros Bolívar will start offering in partnership with Bupa Global were carefully developed based on the results of an extensive market research that was carried out among more than 3,000 clients of different nationalities around the world. The plans are divided by levels of coverage and price, and are specifically designed to meet the needs of people with a global perspective in the Colombian market, who seek Premium coverage and access to the best medical care whenever and wherever of the world, whether at home or while studying, living, traveling or working abroad.
Javier Suarez, president of Seguros Bolívar, highlighted the alliance with Bupa Global because it allows bringing “the most innovative portfolio of international health plans to Colombia”.
“Through this alliance, Seguros Bolívar seeks to complement its current portfolio and offer the highest quality health care products and services.As part of its global offer, Seguros Bolívar insured will have access to the most extensive network of suppliers in the world through Bupa Global and its strategic partner Blue Cross Blue Shield in the United States of America, “the Colombian insurance company said in a press release.
Moses Dodo stressed that Colombia was chosen for its privileged place in the region. It is a country that has great potential. The penetration of insurance in the country is very low, barely 2.8%, “therefore it is a great opportunity for growth,” he said.
He stressed that this type of health services has an important niche in the country. He recalled that last year more than four million Colombians left the country looking for a type of product specialized in health.
“In a globalized world, we work to strengthen our offer of health insurance for individuals and families anywhere in the world, without borders of nationality,” said Javier Suárez, president of Seguros Bolivar. The national insurance company has had plans for different types of pockets for more than 30 years, Suárez said.