Myrhini (myrhini) wrote in partner_free,

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Oh wise men, riddle me this...

Why is it that insurance companies charge 56 euro's for one person and 84 for two? Two times 56 equals one-hundred-and-twelve, in my book. Why does a couple get a discount of no less than 28 euro's? Don't get me wrong. I am *happy* for couples that they have to pay less. I am just not *happy* that this money has to come from somewhere and that one can logically assume that my insurance would be cheaper if the costs for three people were equally divided between those three.

*does the maths*

One single person: ....................... 56 euro's
Two people who form a couple: ......... 84 euro's
TOTAL: ................................... 140 euro's

140 divided by 3 is approximately 46 euro's, rather than the 56 they are now trying to get me to pay. I found another company that is much cheaper anyway, but still... I cannot help but wonder at the unfairness of arrangements like this. And don't even get me *started* on lines like: "Never pay for more than four people!" (In other words: go ahead, bring your 18 kids and we'll insure them for free! Never you mind, we'll just let other people pay 10 bucks more to compensate for this!)

Oh, and I could also rant a bit about the following:

For whom is this insurance?
Yourself ........ yes/no
Your partner ..... yes/no

This isn't so bad in itself, but I absolutely *had* to tell them whether I wanted to insure my (non-existent) partner, or they wouldn't accept me. I can understand they want to know whether your partner also wants an insurance, but the way they put it is a bit silly.
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