Bupa and Velocity parting ways from 2 September


The current partnership between Velocity and Bupa is coming to an end on 2 September 2019. As a result, you will not be able to earn points on any new Bupa memberships from that date.

Having said that, anyone that signs up to Bupa by 2 September will receive the points in accordance with the current offers.

If you have already signed up, there is no need to panic. You will still get your points as per the terms of your offer.

Current Bupa offers for Velocity Points

At present Bupa has two offers. The first of these applies if you take out family/couple cover. On the other hand, if you take out singles cover, a separate offer applies.

The two offers for Velocity Points allow you to earn up to:

  • 80,000 Velocity Points on selected Bupa family/couple health cover
  • 40,000 Points on selected Bupa singles health cover

While the number of Velocity Points differs, the other requirements are pretty much the same. In order to be in line for the bonus points, you need to:

  • Join a selected health plan
  • Agree to direct debit, or payroll deduction
  • Ensure that you Velocity number is recorded when you sign up

If you meet all the requirements, and are eligible for the points, you will receive these in two instalments. The first will arrive 3 months after you enrol in the plan. A final, second instalment is made once you have been a member for 12 months.

Final Words

This change will leave Velocity without any real Health Insurance partner.  Fortunately, if you had been looking at taking up the offer, you still have one month to do so.

Over at Qantas, you will still have the Qantas Assure options, so there is always that.


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Mark is the founder of FlyStayPoints, and caught the travel bug early in life. He discovered the benefits of travel loyalty programs in 2001, and is always learning how they can make travel better. While work takes him between Perth and Melbourne, he is always plotting his next adventure.