These professionals will now be able to protect their income based upon their specific occupation.
Steve Casey head of product development for Bupa Individual Protection said: "These changes are part of our commitment to enable intermediaries to offer the income protection coverage their clients expect. An own occupation definition gives customers peace of mind when they come to claim and enables them to fully understand the criteria by which they will be assessed.
"We will be introducing further enhancements to our proposition in the coming months," he said.
Bupa's income protection product has achieved five star rating from Defaqto, a leading independent research company, which rates products across the whole market.