Etiqa Insurance Singapore is providing Financial Assistance Benefit1 to those insured with their life insurance policies in light of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. All existing and new insured persons of Etiqa life protection and insurance savings plans will receive complimentary coverage for hospitalisation and additional death benefit.
Staying committed to their mission to make the world a better place, the local insurer will provide hospitalisation benefits of S$100 daily (up to 10 days) for patients in stable condition and S$200 daily (up to 5 days) for those in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), including a lump sum payment of S$50,000, in the event of death, as a result of the COVID-19 viral infection.
"The insurance industry plays a vital role in protecting communities and those who live in them. In this critical period, Etiqa is fully committed to support and stay united with our customers in this fight against the Novel Coronavirus. We'd like to assure our customers that in the unfortunate event that they are diagnosed with COVID-19, they will be provided with financial aid to tide them and their family through, reducing their financial impact and disruption to their daily lives as much as possible to allow them to fully focus on recovery", said Sue Chi Kong, Chief Executive Officer of Etiqa Insurance Pte. Ltd.
Those insured with Etiqa life insurance policies are entitled to the complimentary Financial Assistance Benefit with a maximum payout of S$52,000 per life insured. Sue added, "Protecting people's lives and assets, especially vulnerable communities, and helping them maintain their lifestyles through tough times is something close to our hearts. By remaining true to our brand promise to humanise insurance and place people over policies, we believe in making a positive difference by acting swiftly with integrity and empathy."
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. To date, there are more than 40,000 infected people and more than 1,000 fatal cases. In Singapore, local transmissions of the Novel Coronavirus started appearing last week, and there are 50 confirmed cases as of 12 February 2020.