Tripoli, 19 September:
Bupa International, the leading international health insurance provider, and Sahara Insurance Company, have announced they are joining forces to provide international private medical insurance plans for organisations based in Libya.
Leaders from the business, insurance and medical communities met at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Tripoli, yesterday to hear how the two companies will work together to deliver quality healthcare to Libyans and expatriates residing in Libya.
Attending the launch, Michael Aron, Acting Head of Mission at the British Embassy said: “I know that Bupa’s committment to Libya will be welcomed by local Libyan businesses and organisations keen to make high-standard private medical insurance available to their staff, and will be an important factor in enabling international companies to work in partnership with Libya and to invest in its development and future”.
Wayne Close, managing director, Bupa International, said: “Our agreement with Sahara opens the door to a new and exciting market for Bupa International. Together we have developed a range of international private health insurance policies for businesses and their employees and families’.
“Cover can be tailored to suit the organisation’s needs, and provides an invaluable tool for attracting and retaining the highest calibre staff to a company’s workforce. Our partnership will enable us to deliver a tailored service for our customers, providing a blend of local knowledge and international know-how”, he concluded.
Hakim Zagalai, CEO of Sahara Insurance Company, Bupa’s local Libyan partners, said: “We are extremely proud to have been chosen by Bupa International to sell its health insurance products, cementing Sahara’s leading position in Libya’.
“During this time of change, we know our customers are looking for support from an insurer who cares about their needs, and the needs of their employees. We look forward to working with Bupa International to achieve our shared desire to provide customer focused healthcare.”
Bupa International, part of the healthcare group, Bupa, has provided international health insurance since 1971 and today is one of the leading international health insurers in the world.
With customers in over 190 countries, Bupa International offers a range of high quality, flexible health insurance plans for companies and individuals living or working abroad, as well as a range of travel insurance plans.
Bupa International offers customers access to more than 200,000 medical providers worldwide and can settle bills directly with over 7,500 hospitals and clinics. It also has a medical advice line staffed by a team of experienced, multi-lingual advisers to offer customers support 24 hours a day, every day.
Established in 2004, Sahara Insurance Company prides itself on being one of the leading providers in Libya of premium insurance products. Having built its client base on an understanding of its customers’ needs and a sincere approach to business relationships, Sahara’s mission is to give its clients more value through competitive and professional services and products that really match their requirements. [/restrict]