HCF backs down on waiting periods

HCF has agreed to waive waiting periods for over 1000 new members amid concerns of misleading advertising.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission raised concerns over advertisements for HCF, which announced that some waiting periods would be waived for new members. Although the waiver excluded obstetrics, the ACCC found it likely to “mislead or deceive” consumers.

Sydney Morning Herald, p6, 31/8/01