We've got news for you.

Register on Sunday Times at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

‘Like smoking’: why anti-vaxxers pay higher premiums at Discovery


‘Like smoking’: why anti-vaxxers pay higher premiums at Discovery

Insurance is based on risk informed by data, not sentiment

Consumer journalist

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!!!”..

This article is free to read if you register or sign in.

Sunday Times Daily

If you have already registered or subscribed, please sign in to continue.

Questions or problems?
Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.

Next Article