Bowtie partners with Gleneagles Hospital to launch the first-ever “Medical Insurance + Wellness” Package

Latest VHIS rider plan offers full reimbursement and annual health check

Joint Press Release

(From left to right) Mrs Joyce Smith, Assistant Vice President, Business Development and Marketing of Gleneagles; Dr Kenneth Tsang, Chief Executive Officer of Gleneagles;  Mr Michael Chan, Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Bowtie; and Dr Jacky Lio, Chief Medical Officer of Bowtie 

Hong Kong, 8 April 2021 – Bowtie Life Insurance Company (Bowtie) and Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong (Gleneagles) announced their partnership today, introducing the first-ever “Medical Insurance + Wellness” Package (Bowtie & Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong Wellness Package) in Hong Kong. With the objective of providing a comprehensive healthcare experience to customers, this Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS) rider plan [1] offers customers an affordable “Full Reimbursement [2]” premium medical package, combined with wellness services of their own choice.

Full reimbursement protection provides patients with peace of mind

Gleneagles is the first local private hospital that offers all-inclusive medical packages [3] at fixed prices. Currently offering over 240 medical packages, Gleneagles is committed to providing quality private medical services with high fee transparency. The Hong Kong government launched VHIS in 2019, and has continuously encouraged private hospitals to offer similar medical packages to strengthen public confidence towards private medical services.

Sharing a vision of helping local citizens benefit from private medical services, this joint effort between Bowtie and Gleneagles has successfully combined medical packages with VHIS, providing a guaranteed full reimbursement to the medical package at an affordable price.

Additional free health check and optional wellness services

The “Medical Insurance + Health” package is now available for Bowtie’s VHIS Flexi Plan customers, with a monthly premium of HK$200 regardless of age and gender.

Three major features of the Bowtie & Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong Wellness Package:

  1. Full reimbursement for medical packages – A full reimbursement is guaranteed for diagnostic or surgical procedures conducted under over 240 selected medical packages (which cover all costs related to the procedures), disregarding co-payments or individual benefit limits. This ensures full transparency in payment to provide customers with greater certainty and affordability for health services. 
  2. Health check-ups for peace of mind – Exclusive access to comprehensive [4] annual health check-ups, valued up to HK$2,720.
  3. Tailor-made wellness services – Annual healthcare services of customers’ own choice, including eye care scheme, nutritionist counselling and more. Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong and Gleneagles Medical Clinic Central provide advanced facilities and equipment that ensure the quality of service, catering to the medical and healthcare needs of Hong Kong Island citizens.

“The public healthcare system has been overloaded for a long time. Bowtie believes innovation is essential, by enhancing transparency and providing affordable private healthcare services. We are honoured to have Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong stepping up and encouraging us to innovate on top of the solid foundation built by VHIS, and becoming an anchor hospital to strengthen healthcare services for citizens residing in Hong Kong Island,” said Michael Chan, Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Bowtie Life Insurance Company.

“Gleneagles is committed to offering innovative, highly-transparent and quality healthcare services to patients. Through providing all-inclusive fixed price medical packages and fee advisory service, patients are well informed of the fees involved before making a decision about admission. Through the launch of this innovative initiative with Bowtie, we strive to provide more people with medical and healthcare solutions that meet their practical needs,” said Dr Kenneth Tsang, Chief Executive Officer of Gleneagles.

To learn more about the details, please visit:

[1] Bowtie & Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong Wellness Package rider plan is not a certified plan under VHIS

[2] Full reimbursement of designated medical package costs is subject to the annual coverage limit of the VHIS Flexi Plan 

[3] For details, please refer to website information for inclusion and exclusion items of all-inclusive fixed-price medical packages

 [4] For details, please refer to website information for health check-ups

About Bowtie
The Bowtie Life Insurance Company Limited is an authorized life insurance company and Hong Kong’s very first virtual insurer approved under the Fast Track pilot scheme. Through the use of modern technology and medical expertise, Bowtie offers an agent-free, commission-free and more convenient online platform for customers to quote, apply and claim for health insurance plans certified by the Food and Health Bureau under the Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS) anytime anywhere. Bowtie is backed by Sun Life Financial and supported by leading international reinsurers. Stay up to date at


About Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong
Located at Wong Chuk Hang on Hong Kong Island South, Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong (Gleneagles) is a multi-specialty private hospital, providing 500 beds, cutting-edge medical technologies and a comprehensive range of clinical services spanning more than 35 specialties and subspecialties. As Hong Kong’s top-notch private teaching hospital, Gleneagles also contributes to the training and development of healthcare professionals and advancement of clinical research. Gleneagles is a joint venture between IHH Healthcare and NWS Holdings Limited, with The University of Hong Kong as its exclusive clinical partner. IHH Healthcare is one of the largest healthcare groups in the world by market capitalisation, operating more than 15,000 licensed beds across 80 hospitals in 10 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit