16
August
2018
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09:56
Australia/Melbourne

Bupa gives health insurance relief for farmers

Bupa today announced it would help Australian farmers impacted by the drought by providing health insurance premium relief for up to six months.

Dr Dwayne Crombie, Managing Director of Bupa Health Insurance, said the ex-gratia offer would be open to all existing customers who are receiving the Government’s Farm Household Allowance.

“This is a tough time for Australian farmers. We know that money may be tight due to the drought, but we wanted to ensure farmers and their families can still access the healthcare they need,” Dr Crombie said.

 

Dr Dwayne Crombie, Managing Director, Bupa Health Insurance
“In a time of stress looking after your health is more important than ever. Hopefully this can provide a bit of relief for farmers on both their hip pocket and to maintain their overall health.
Dr Dwayne Crombie, Managing Director, Bupa Health Insurance

“We also recognise the mental toll that the drought takes on farming families, and our Bupa Telehealth team is available to help customers navigate the system to access mental health support,” Dr Crombie said.

Eligible customers can contact Bupa on 134 135 or at a Bupa retail outlet. People can lodge their application from 17 August 2018. The offer is effective from 1 October 2018 and expires on 31 March 2019. To gain the full 6 months of premium relief, customers must apply by 31 October 2018. Applications close 31 March 2019.

More information can be found at http://www.bupa.com.au/bupadroughtrelief