NewsFiftyUp Facts Petition smashes target in 3 days
FiftyUp Facts Petition smashes target in 3 days

FiftyUp Facts Petition smashes target in 3 days

Screen Shot 2014-04-08 at 4.00.38 pmIn just 3 days more than 10,000 FiftyUp Club members have signed our petition calling on the Federal Government for greater transparency in health Insurance.

With such a huge response from members, we’ve had to set a new target of 15,000 signatures.

FiftyUp Club members have been signing the petition and heading to the forum to share their extensive experience and vent their frustrations at the “Blatant Age Discrimination” (Arnold from VIC).

FiftyUp Club member Scott from NSW (pictured) said, “My premium has been increased from $205.55 to $243.70, an 18.56% increase- so much for the govt approved 6.2% average increase.”

Helen from NSW added: “Our increase this April is $11.45 per week, over 20% increase which is ridiculous!!!!”

“We have been with BUPA since 1963 and for years have only had hospital cover,” said Will from NSW. “I have never made a claim. Our premiums are set to rise 10.9% which is ridiculous.”

For some, it’s becoming unaffordable. Heath Insurance is just getting far too expensive,” said member Camelia, they want us to stay in private health insurance, but make it more difficult every year.” 

Members are “struggling to keep up with such increases” (Pauline from NSW) and even forced to cut cover (Maureen), who “Had to reduce my top cover to intermediate due to the high cost of insurance.”

We launched this petition because we now know FiftyUp Club members are paying an average reported premium increase of 9.8%.

That’s more than one-and-a-half times the national average of 6.2%.

It’s thanks to you, the members of the FiftyUp Club, that we were able to uncover this truth.

Click here to join the conversation in the FiftyUp Club forum.

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