Manulife Philippines provides free insurance coverage for 25,000 delivery riders

As the community quarantine remains enforced in various parts of the country, Manulife Philippines has announced that it will extend its free insurance coverage* to 25,000 active two-wheel riders from foodpanda, Gogo Xpress, Shopee Xpress and Ninja Van worth P1.25 billion.

The free insurance coverage, which comes on the heels of Manulife providing P3 billion worth of free insurance coverage for Grab and Lalamove riders last month, will help protect the riders and their families, in the event of injury or death while on duty. 

Since the start of the enhanced community quarantine, app-based delivery riders have been among the many brave frontliners that carry on with their duties amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Manulife Philippines recognizes the importance of these delivery partners, who bring food and other necessities to Filipinos, keeping everyone safe at home and businesses moving. 

“It’s a privilege to be able to extend our free insurance coverage to even more delivery drivers, who help us remain safe at home while risking themselves,” said Richard Bates, President and CEO of Manulife Philippines. “By delivering essentials, they also help keep companies in business, and this insurance coverage is our way of recognizing our heroic frontliners and showing how we value the work they do.”

Foodpanda, Gogo Xpress, Shopee Xpress and Ninja Van commended their riders for their commitment to help in the movement of goods for both customers and businesses in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. 

“Our delivery riders alleviate the anxieties of both customers and SMEs by helping them reach each other in the most efficient and safest way possible. Manulife’s free insurance coverage for our riders rewards their sacrifices, and shows that their safety and protection are our priorities, too,” foodpanda, GoGo Xpress, Shopee Xpress and Ninja Van said in a joint statement. “It also affirms the kind of unity and support we can do for our community, so we can help protect each other when it matters the most,” they added.

To learn more about the policies of this free insurance coverage program, visit www.manulife.com.ph and following Manulife Philippines on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ManulifePH), Twitter (@ManulifePH), and Instagram (@manulifeph).

Country Bankers provides insurance for the unserved

Country Bankers Life Insurance Corporation (CBLIC) is commiting to its mission of serving the unserved.

Founded on March 28, 1965, by founder Jose E. Desiderio, Sr., CBLIC was established to respond to the needs of small and medium business entrepreneurs.

Unlike most insurance companies, it focused on a clientele composed mostly of farmers, fishermen, and public school teachers in the rural areas–a market that had been untapped in the 1960s.

Today, with 55 strong years as a reliable insurer, CBLIC remains true to its promise to give Filipinos simple, straightforward, and non-intimidating insurance options in the countryside through partner banks.

“We are committed to the needs of our clients. We are proud to share our humble success with everyone who has contributed to the growth of CBLIC for over five decades, especially our clients in the countryside,” says Geraldine Desiderio-Garcia, CBLIC senior vice president and general manager.

CBLIC has been working hard to improve its products and serve their clients better, forging to solidify its position as the most affordable insurer-of-choice. Its micro-insurance products, for instance, provide disadvantaged Filipinos access to financial support during times of catastrophe and financial distress.

“We will continue to deliver what we promise to give by coming up with affordable, simple and relevant insurance products like CB Kalinga, our micro-insurance product, and Alalay sa Buhay, one of the most affordable term insurance packages in the market,” says Ms. Garcia.

Through two subsidiaries–Country Bankers Life Insurance Corporation (CBLIC) and Country Bankers Insurance Corporation (CBIC)–clients can gain access to various life and non-life insurance policies such as motor vehicle, personal accident, fire insurance, among others.

CBLIC’s slogan “Ito Ang Alalay Ko Sa Buhay” and CBIC’s “Tulong Na Maaasahan” have endeared them to a growing number of clientele as they stay true to their promise of protecting disadvantaged Filipinos in times when they need help most.

For inquiries on life and nonlife insurance products, visit Country Bankers Centre at 648 T.M. Kalaw Avenue, Ermita, Manila or call 8523-8611 for life and 8524-0621 for non-life.