Every single moment, people and their properties are exposed to various natural and man-made risks. To better prepare for the loss or effects of losses from these risks, people and companies usually get insurance.
Since most insurance policies are quite costly, micro-insurance was developed to cater to the needs of people that need guaranteed protection at affordable rates. Micro-insurance covers many health-related risks including accidental death, injury, or illness. Damage or loss of property may also be covered by micro-insurance.
Cebuana Lhuillier, one of largest lending and money remittance companies in the country, offers several micro-insurance packages to people who need them the most.
These are just some of the people who will surely benefit from micro-insurance:
1. Barangay Officials
By the very nature of their official duties, barangay officials face various risks and threats. As the implementer of laws at the village level, they face risks while performing one of their duties – maintaining peace and order. Developed as a group insurance product, barangay officials can benefit from medical reimbursements and daily hospital income. The micro-insurance product is available to persons aged 18 to 65 who are serving in the barangay. Dubbed as TanodCare, all it takes to have the security of this micro-insurance is P165/year.
2. Jeepney and Taxi Drivers
Without a doubt, jeepney and taxi drivers are involved in a risk-prone occupation. Aside from the risk of vehicular accidents, they also have to contend with threats from criminals who pretend as passengers and rob them. These drivers are also exposed to hazardous fumes and other dangers posed by pollution. More popularly known as TodaCare, this micro-insurance product is only P165 per year and provides the jeepney and taxi drivers with many benefits including a P50,000 accidental death benefit, a P3,000 medical reimbursement, and a number of other payouts that would significantly help the accident victims and their families.
3. Tricycle Drivers
Just like jeepney drivers, tricycle drivers also face danger on a daily basis. With their smaller vehicle, they are more prone to injury and other ill effects of road accidents. The good news is, they are also qualified to sign up and receive all the benefits that come with TodaCare.
4. Security Guards
SecurityCare is another micro-insurance product offered Cebuana Lhuillier that was designed especially for those in the security guard profession. Given the higher risks of the job, the main cash benefit is as high as P75,000 for only an annual premium of P144 a year.
5. Private Car & Motorcycle Owners
Cebuana Lhuillier’s AutoCare insurance product is a good option for private car owners while those who own motorcycles may consider getting MotorCare. AutoCare is a standard 4-wheeled vehicle insurance while MotorCare is insurance for two-wheeled vehicles, both of which include a Voluntary Third Party Liability package.
6. People with Medical Needs
PharmaCare or InsureMed is a personal accident insurance product that was developed to meet the needs of people who consume pharmacological products. Those who take medicines on a regular basis are also exposed to a number of risks, making this form of micro-insurance one of the most essential products of its kind. The amazing microinsurance product only has a P7.50 annual premium yet the benefits simply make it an industry benchmark.
Putting up a business always involves a calculated risk. Good thing is, entrepreneurs and companies classified as micro, small, or medium enterprises (MSMEs) can now avail of NegosyoCare which includes property insurance, accident medical insurance, payroll coverage, and other outstanding insurance features.
8. Property Owners
HomeCare insurance, which provides residential fire insurance coverage, is also a very affordable product that can provide a homeowner peace of mind for only P639.75 a year.
Not to be left behind are students who can take part in a group insurance plan called StudentCare for only P22 per person.
Of course, employees can avail of the benefits under Employee Care which is a group personal accident insurance plan that includes benefit payments as high as P50,000 including a daily hospital income, burial benefits, to name a few.
Indeed, even with small premiums, people from all walks of life can get significant benefits from micro-insurance.
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