Email ABC Radio Hobart By Georgie Burgess Posted November 06, 2019 12:26:03 Photo: Pensioners Maggie and Jim Copp have been paying $600 per year for health services they’ll never use. (Supplied: Maggie Copp) Related Story: Private health industry’s ‘death spiral’ is self-inflicted, Choice says Related Story: Young, healthy and not paying private insurance? You’re not alone Related Story: Is private health insurance headed for the emergency ward? Map: Launceston 7250 Tamar Valley pensioner Maggie Copp is about to become a great-grandmother, but the 75-year-old recently discovered she has been paying for pregnancy and IVF services under her private health insurance policy. Key points:An elderly couple are angry to discover they have been paying for pregnancy and IVF services under their private health policyConsumer group Choice says private health insurers often group services together, which means customers pay for services they will never useChoice says consumers should shop around for the best deal It is not something she and her 84-year-old husband, Jim, have any plans to use, but the coverage has been costing her $50 a month.Ms Copp found out about the insurance when, after 20 years with the same provider, she used a comparison company to find out if… Read full this story
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