Etiqa Philippines bags Insurance Asia Awards for COVID management initiative


ASEAN insurer, Etiqa Philippines, wins the COVID Management Initiative in Insurance Asia Awards 2021 for its efforts to help frontliners. At the height of the pandemic, the company delivered 5,700 complete sets of personal protective equipment (PPEs), worth P5 million, to more than 14 major partner hospitals. Etiqa Philippines also gave 28,000 men and women of the Philippine National Police National Capital Region Police Office (PNP NCRPO) free six-month insurance coverage for pneumonia-related hospitalization expenses, including those caused by COVD-19.

"It is with great privilege that, we at Etiqa Philippines, receive this recognition," said Etiqa President and CEO, Rico Bautista. "We dedicate this award in honor of the brave and heroic frontliners who defend our country through these times. We are proud and happy to be of service to the Filipino nation especially during those troubling times when we were just beginning to understand how to deal with the virus. We will continue to serve our fellow countrymen, especially those who stand in the frontlines, exposing themselves to risk."

Through these initiatives, healthcare workers in the frontline in the fight against COVID-19 received extra protection when there was a shortage of supply. At the same time, the donation to the police also helped allay concerns among them about their medical security as they venture out into the streets, exposed to the virus, while protecting the public. The medical coverage amounted to P2.8 million worth of insurance costs – and includes P50,000 worth of room/board and general hospital services and up to P10,000 accidental death and dismemberment benefits. Etiqa Philippines has lined up similar efforts to support the frontliners as the times remain uncertain.

"We are honored to extend this benefit to our selfless heroes who fight for our freedom from this pandemic and render assistance when many of our countrymen are locked up inside their homes,"Bautista added. "We will support – and lead programs that strive to help Filipinos to be protected and covered, especially those who work hard to protect us. This is our way of humanizing insurance."

Formerly known as Asian Life & General Assurance Corporation, Etiqa Philippines serves the nation with a wide range of insurance portfolio, including health plans that stand on a medical network composed of 30,000 doctors and 1,600 accredited clinics.

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