Sun Life, Pru Life offer new insurance products

(The Philippine Star) - May 9, 2021 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Sun Life of Canada (Philippines) Inc. has partnered with telehealth firm Kitika Mobile Healthcare Inc. for a personal accident coverage offer.

Under the tie up, qualified Kitika members may avail of a personal accident insurance from Sun Life worth P50,000 which is valid for one year.

The program is open to members aged 18 up to 64 years across various occupations except for military, naval and air service.

“Securing our health and finances has become even more relevant amid the pandemic. We’re delighted to have Kitika as our partner in helping Filipinos achieve these key goals,” said Sun Life president Alex Narciso

Kitika, founded in 2018, is a subscription-based telemedicine service provider that provides round-the-clock services through the aide of nurses, general practitioners and specialist doctors.

Through an app, its nurses perform a triage process to assess a patient’s condition and for referral to the appropriate physician.

This will be followed by teleconsultation with its doctors who will go through symptoms and provide an initial medical impression.

Depending on the case, a treatment plan or e-prescription may be recommended or the patient may be referred to partner specialists for further assessment of his condition.

“Kitika’s collaboration with Sun Life goes an extra step for affordable, convenient, and comprehensive healthcare,” Kitika Mobile Healthcare Inc. managing director, Jerome Sebastian said.

Meanwhile Pru Life UK is offering a breast cancer coverage product that promises to provide up to P30,000 in protection for a one-time premium.

Its PRUHealth Prime – Select Breast Cancer policy, the first cancer-specific product in the market, can be availed of through its Pulse App which can be downloaded for free on any Android or iOS mobile device.

The product comes in two packages. A one-time premium of P150 provides a lump sum amount of P10,000 upon diagnosis.

A one-time premium of P425, meanwhile, offers a lump sum amount of P10,000 upon diagnosis and a guaranteed lump sum amount of P20,000 when undergoing mastectomy or lumpectomy.

Both packages are valid for one year.

“This protection product, designed for the women in our lives, be it our mother, sister, daughter, daughter-in-law, or grandmother, goes a long way for less than P2 a day,” said Pru Life UK chief customer marketing officer Allan Tumbaga.

“With it, Pru Life UK underscores women’s health by giving hardworking and caring Filipinas financial protection from breast cancer, currently the most common cancer among women in the Philippines and worldwide.”

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