‘Like smoking’: why anti-vaxxers pay higher premiums at Discovery
Insurance is based on risk informed by data, not sentiment
The moment I spotted Discovery Life’s media release in my inbox, I knew the anti-vaxxers would go beserk, including and perhaps especially those who don’t have policies with that insurer, or any other, for that matter.
I put out a series of tweets summarising the news that anti-vaxxers who don’t take the Covid-19 jab could, as Discovery puts it, “unfortunately” be hit with higher premiums, while those who are vaccinated will benefit from lower premiums.
“Satan @ work!!’ was one of the first responses. Then came a bunch along the lines of Lauren Friedman’s “I knew they would start that!!! So where is our democratic right…with our bodies!!!”..