First announced last year, Qantas has launched its new Qantas Assure program. Under the program, Qantas will offer Health Insurance to its members. Policy Holders will also be able to earn points for performing activities such as walking.
All up, Qantas members will be able to earn up to 70,000 Qantas Points in the first year. This is made up of up to:
- 50,000 points for signing on to the program,
- 5,000 Points for paying their premiums
- 5,000 Points for staying active.
Sign Up Bonus
Qantas are offering an Apple Watch or up to 50,000 bonus points for signing up to a health insurance policy.
The number of points on offer varies depending on the exact plan that is selected. The maximum of 50,000 Qantas Points applies to a Qantas Assure Couples/Family Top Hospital & Top Extras policy. The policy also needs to be held for 60 days to be eligible for the points.
In addition to the sign up bonus, there is also an offer of 1 Qantas Point per dollar of premiums on the policy. There is an exclusion of any rebate amount paid by the government.
Points for Activity
As part of the wellness program, Assure policy-holders can download an iPhone ‘wellness app’ to sync with popular forms of wearable technology to track their steps. Note that at present the app is only available for iPhones, so Android users will not be able to participate at present.
The app will specify challenges and awarding frequent flyer points as a reward to those who complete them. Some of the challenges set will be group challenges – in order to gain the maximum 15,000 points, Qantas says you will need to be the winner of the specified activity.
Note that if you are not a policy holder, you can also use the App, but any points earned will be called ‘Locked Points’. If you wish to convert Locked Points to Qantas Points, you will need to purchase a Qantas Assure Health Insurance policy.