Company tells 128-year-old man he's too old for insurance8/29/2012
There are countless reasons to get rejected for insurance coverage, but being too old is a new one. Mzee Julius Wayondu Gatonga says he's 128 years old -- and Kenya's National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has a serious problem with that, since the fund's computer system only accepts birth dates as far back as 1890. We have issues with it too, if only because the "official" oldest living person celebrated her Guinness-approved 116th birthday this week. Mzee Wayondu's age is unverified, hence he, sadly, doesn't even get a mention on Wikipedia's "Oldest People" page. In any case, NHIF says it can't fix the problem, but we hope they find a way to fix it fast -- Wayondu might not be 128, but he sure looks old. [Source]
How can the insurance company fix this?