Bupa announces premium relief for bushfire victims

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Bupa has announced premium relief for residents affected by the recent bushfires in the outer metropolitan Perth town of Wooroloo.

The company announced its health insurance customers who have been impacted by the fires will be able to choose between having their premiums fees waived for three months or longer-term discounts on their policy.

It said customers accessing this disaster relief package will still have access to all the benefits of their health insurance during this time.

Bupa managing director of Health Insurance, Emily Amos, said, “Our hearts go out to those who have been impacted by these devastating fires and our immediate thoughts and focus are on the safety and care of our customers, our people and all those living in the affected region.”

Ms Amos said. “Every bushfire-affected household has its own story and unique financial situation, that’s why we are offering customers the choice of relief packages to help support them through the challenging period ahead.”

Bupa said approximately 5,000 of its health insurance customers live in Wooroloo, Perth Hills and the surrounding areas where more than 80 homes have been destroyed.

“The people of WA have a strong sense of community which we see first-hand every day in our health insurance stores, optical stores and our dental practices. We are both humbled and inspired by the community’s response as well as the bravery shown by local firefighters,” added Ms Amos.

Bupa said its customers can apply for the bushfire relief package through to 31 May 2021. They can contact Bupa on 134 135 or bupabushfirerelief@bupa.com.au to discuss their options and how they can access support.