The survey carried out by insurance company SunLife found that the workplace was where age discrimination is experienced most often.
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Older people will continue to pay higher prices for insurance after ministers decided that age discrimination laws would not be applied to financial services.
Journalist David Horsfeld comments on age discrimination in the insurance industry after the Test-Achats decision.
The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has called for the motor industry to be excluded from the upcoming changes to age discrimination legislation.
Age discrimination and the insurance industry: British Insurance Brokers’ Association (Biba) welcomes government move on signposting outlined in consultation on age discrimination
The consultation outlines the government's intention to end age discrimination in the provision of goods and services and to encourage action to improve access to insurance products.
Age discrimination in the insurance industry? 66-year-old marathon runner shocked at high premiums when she needed insurance for first holiday in six years
"The search for travel cover was very frustrating," says marathon runner Amanda Wilkins. "I'm in good health and have run six marathons, the last just two years ago, so I'm fit and well. I felt I was being discriminated against because of my age."
BIBA has welcomed the age discrimination in goods and services consultation paper from the Government Equalities Office that proposes ‘signposting’ of insurance products for older customers.
The government is proposing to make it illegal to discriminate against older people, which would ban insurers using age to judge risk unless they have "solid evidence" it would make a difference.
In addition to raising insurance premiums for women, there are fears that today’s European Court of Justice ruling that gender based pricing in insurance is illegal, will lead to further challenges with regard to age discrimination.
Insurance companies are penalising pensioners for being old by hiking up costs or, worse, refusing to cover them.
Age discrimination remains rife in the insurance industry according to research by Age Concern and Help the Aged. Half of motor insurers and a third of travel insurers automatically exclude people aged 80 plus seeking quotes, irrespective of their health.
The insurance industry is discriminating against older people with half of motor insurers refusing to offer quotes to people aged over 80, a charity has said.
Car insurance quotes are being denied to those over 80 years old, Age Concern and Help the Aged has discovered in new research.