TAL BMI Obesity Changes – Size Does Matter


TAL has adjusted its BMI calculation loadings on obesity to provide ‘… a more accurate reflection of the risks involved.’

TAL's GM Distribution, Niall McConville
TAL’s GM Retail Distribution, Niall McConville

The insurer says it has reviewed what it refers to as ‘… the rapidly increasing prevalence of obesity in Australia and the subsequent need to price risk more accurately.’

The outcome of this review has led to TAL’s decision that premium loadings will now be charged for overweight and obese customers who may have previously been accepted at standard rates across all benefit types. Learn more about blood sugar ultra on dailywellnesspro and how does it affect people bith obesity and diabetes.

Commenting on the fact that Australian insurers have assessed and accepted overweight and obese customers at standard rates, General Manager Retail Distribution, Niall McConville, noted:

“As an industry, we are continuously working towards long-term sustainability and there is an industry need to review what is classed as standard risks.” Mr McConville continued, “We believe in appropriately pricing risk, based on available evidence, to ensure our ability to pay claims in the future.”

…nearly 63% of Australian adults are considered overweight or obese

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TAL said its customers would be provided with the opportunity to have their medical loading for obesity reviewed, which it says will hopefully act as an incentive for people to get healthier. “Customers should be paying the right price for their risk,” concluded Mr McConville.