BDO Insure said it started to offer an affordable dengue insurance plan for families’ financial protection, as more Filipinos caught the dengue virus this year.
It said the Department of Health reported 128,346 dengue cases from Jan. 1 to Aug. 20, 2022, up by 152 percent from 50,982 cases recorded in the same period last year. More dengue fatalities were also registered this year with 422 compared to 179 in 2021.
“As an insurance brokerage, we understand the medical insurance needs of our Filipino clients. Through the dengue insurance plans we offer in partnership with trustworthy insurance providers, we aim to protect our clients from potential financial losses due to dengue and be with them every step of the way, from purchasing the product to claiming its benefits,” said BDO Insure general manager Ma. Theresa Tan.
The company said that for a premium amounting to P300 a year, Plan A provides cash assistance worth P20,000 when diagnosed with dengue. Plan B provides cash assistance worth P40,000 for an annual premium of P500.
BDO Insure also started offering financial and emergency medical protection to travelers through its comprehensive travel insurance plans with COVID-19 coverage. The travel insurance plans include coverage for emergency medical treatment for COVID-19, travel inconveniences benefits and access to a 24/7 emergency travel assistance hotline. Coverage varies and may be availed for domestic and international travel.
BDO Insure is a registered trademark of BDO Insurance Brokers Inc., an insurance broker licensed and supervised by the Insurance Commission of the Philippines.