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An unforgettable first week in the Chair

An unforgettable first week in the Chair

Fellow Members,

Wow! What can I say?

Just 72 hours after launching our Health Insurance Petition we have met our target of 10,000 signatures, and we’ve had to set a new target.

With the petition open for another two weeks, just imagine how much louder our voice will be in Canberra if we were to go there with 15,000 or even 20,000!

Your response has quite simply been remarkable.

Thanks to the data FiftyUp Club members provided, we have publicly released conclusive evidence that when it comes to Private Health Insurance we pay an average premium increase of 9.8% per year – that’s way above the reported national average of 6.2%.

One-and-a-half times the average, in fact.

We believe the government should release age-specific data when they announce the health insurance premiums rises each year, so you can make more informed choices.

We know you agree, so I urge you to encourage your family, friends and fellow members to go to our website, and sign the petition.

We want to give the Health Minister no choice when it comes to health insurance prise rise transparency.

On a more personal note, I would like to thank you again for the overwhelming support you have shown me in my first week as your Chairman.

I have thoroughly enjoyed it, knowing I am empowered by your support.

We have an incredibly dedicated and highly motivated team at FiftyUp Club who have helped me sift through the hundreds and hundreds of messages you have sent with your suggestions.

We can assure you the campaign doesn’t stop here; this is just the beginning.

We will continue to strive to improve products and unlock discounts for consumers over the age of 50 on a range of areas like insurance, electricity, financial products, essential household expenditure and a range of other things you have suggested.

For so many businesses, you are their best customers, but you rarely get the discounts and special treatment you deserve.

Look at us. We are grown-ups, we are lower risk, we tend to pay on time more and we generally prefer quality products.

So let’s keep our numbers growing.

Again, I urge you to ask friends and family to join. As you know, it’s free and there are no obligations.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart,

Warmest Regards,


Twitter: @johnmangos

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