Port Moresby: Following the success of ‘Family Life’ launched in July 2014, Digicel, Bima and Capital Life Insurance Company have launched a new and exciting product called ‘Hausik Insurance’.
Hausik Insurance is a simple and affordable hospitalisation insurance that subscribers can pay using their Digicel credit. It provides up to K96 per night in financial support to registered members when hospitalised.
Digicel PNG’s Chief Executive Officer John Mangos said ‘Hausik Insurance’ is yet another innovative and exciting service that is being made available to customers.
“We believe it can be very beneficial to all Papua New Guineans as it provides a safety net in the instance of an emergency. Customers can call 70908100 to register. It is an easy process that doesn’t involve any paperwork,” Mangos said.
Subscribers can choose between 3 different hospitalisation covers, also called ‘Cash-in-hospital’ covers. The covers include K96/night, K64/night or K32/night.
BIMA’s Country Manager Simon Schwall said money will be paid to the members for each night spent in a hospital; effective from the second night up to 30 nights. Members only need to provide their hospital release form to receive this financial aid.
“The financial support is a great relief for families when they need it the most. It makes it possible for members to go to the hospital and not worry about the expenses or docked salaries,” Schwall said.
Hausik Insurance already has more than 16,000 subscribers while Family Life has around 75,000. Bima has opened an office in Mount Hagen and plans to set up another one in the industrial capital Lae. An expansion plan to its call centre has also been in place to improve the level of customer service delivery.
Meanwhile, the innovative insurance services being introduced are a revolution to the traditional insurance company, which Capital Life insurance – the company that underwrites these insurance services; was quick to understand.
“Bima and Digicel allows us to serve more Papua New Guineans through the use of mobile technology. It is a great progress for financial inclusion,” said Philip Tolley, Director of Capital Life Insurance Company.
5th March, 2015