Supporting the NSW and Queensland flood recovery
The Bupa Health Foundation has donated $150,000 to help support frontline efforts in response to the devasting floods which have affected thousands of households and businesses across Queensland and New South Wales (NSW). The donation will be split across the Australian Red Cross QLD & NSW Floods Appeal and GIVIT who have dedicated campaigns aimed at helping those impacted by the recent flooding.
These organisations are currently providing important grass-roots support such as evacuation and relief services, counselling along with financial assistance to help impacted people and families.
Bupa’s Asia Pacific CEO Hisham El-Ansary said that in times like these, Australians stand up and look after one another, and Bupa wanted to play a part in providing support to the communities affected by the floods.
“As waters start to recede, the devastation caused by the flooding disaster in Queensland and New South Wales is now clear. People in the affected communities, including our employees and customers, are facing very challenging days ahead and it will likely take years to recover from the recent storms and associated flooding.
“Through the support of The Bupa Foundation, our people and organisations like The Australian Red Cross and GIVIT, we can make a contribution to rebuilding communities and helping people get back on their feet,” Mr El-Ansary said.
Recently, Bupa health insurance announced that customers who have qualified for the NSW and Southern Queensland Floods Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment are also able to apply to have their premium fees waived for three months while still being able to make full use of their health insurance policy.
Customers can apply for the flood relief package through to 30 June 2021 and are encouraged to contact Bupa on 134 135, in store, or at BupaFloodRelief@bupa.com.au.
Bupa is encouraging its customers, its people, and the general public to support the flood relief effort by making a donation via the links below if they are in a position to do so.