Flood relief package for affected Victorians and Tasmanians
Bupa has today announced a flood relief package for impacted Victorian and Tasmanian residents.
Eligible Bupa Health Insurance customers in flood affected areas in South-Eastern Australia can apply to have their premium fees waived for up to 3 months while still being able to make full use of their health insurance policy.
Bupa Health Insurance Managing Director Chris Carroll encouraged those who have qualified for the Federal Government Disaster Relief Payment to contact Bupa for support.
“The floods have already had a devastating impact on communities across Victoria and Tasmania with many people displaced, homes ruined, and businesses forced to close their doors,” Mr Carroll said.
“With more heavy rain forecast, our thoughts are with our members, businesses and the communities who face further challenges.
“This evolving flood emergency comes as many Australians are dealing with rising cost-of-living pressures, and we want to support our members so they can focus on their families, homes and the clean-up ahead.
We hope that waiving premiums for impacted members will give them a peace of mind during this difficult time.
Customers affected from the damaging floods across South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales from February this year, can also still apply for disaster relief until November 30.
To be eligible for the Victorian and Tasmanian flood relief package, customers must have been a domestic Bupa member on 16 October 2022 and apply by 31 January 2023 and be able to provide us with evidence that they have received, or can provide confirmation that they will receive, the Federal Government Disaster Recovery Payment from Services Australia.