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Our response to new research from Which? Money

Published on 17 June 2010 11:00 PM

In response to new research from Which? Money, ‘The age-old insurance problem', Michelle Mitchell, Age UK's Charity Director, said:

"It is absolutely outrageous that older consumers can be denied insurance or forced to pay over the odds simply because of their age. Refusing products to older people for this reason alone places an unacceptable restriction on their lives. It is incredibly short-sighted of the insurance industry to ignore the fact that people are generally living longer, healthier and more active lives. Continuing to discriminate against our ageing population in this way is not just bad for older people, it's bad for business." 

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Notes to editors

  • Age UK published a briefing - ‘Turned away: older people and insurance' - in January 2010. Please contact Helen Spinney in the media team for further information.
  • Age UK is the new force combining Age Concern and Help the Aged. The Age UK family includes Age Scotland, Age Cymru and Age NI.

Media contact: Helen Spinney
Telephone: 020 8765 7502 (Out of hours 07071 243 243)

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