I received this email from Choice today.
People power works! Last week, CHOICE supporters called on Budget Direct, ING and Virgin Money to fix their confusing fire cover. Thanks to you and thousands of others who made their voices heard, the underwriter of all of these brands (Auto and General) has agreed to make their fire cover fairer across all of their policies. This change is effective immediately.
This means that all nine insurance companies CHOICE experts exposed as having bad fire definitions during the Black Summer bushfires have made their fire cover fairer. Now, it will be harder for insurers to rely on restrictive, confusing clauses to deny claims for bushfire damage.
For more about this victory, check out our updated article:
XXXX, thank you again for adding your name to this campaign. Of course, there is still more to do to make insurance fairer for consumers, especially as climate events become more frequent and more severe. Together, we’ll keep up the fight. For now though, take a bow. You’ve earned it!
Thank you for your support,