Bupa (originally named the British United Provident Association) was established in 1947 when 17 British provident associations joined together to provide healthcare for the general public. It had an initial registration of 38,000 but now has 14 million in over 190 countries. Its core health insurance business is now an international healthcare company with services that include travel insurance, health insurance, care homes, health assessments, occupational health services and hospitals. The firm is a private company limited by guarantee; it has no shareholders. In October 2010 the firm sold Bupa Health Assurance to Resolution Limited, and it has been rebranded as part of Friends Life.
In 2010 it had a revenue of 7.58 billion pounds and 52,000 employees worldwide.
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