SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 23 August 2018 - Etiqa Insurance is extending complimentary home-based six-monthly medical examination (6ME) service for foreign domestic workers (FDW) under their maid insurance plans. This new feature provides both employers and their helper great convenience and savings, while addressing the Ministry of Manpower's (MOM) regulation for all employers to send their FDW for a medical screening every six months.
Living up to its mission of Humanising Insurance, the digital insurer is collaborating with Doctor Anywhere, a Singapore-based healthtech company, to provide this value-added service. This medical examination, which costs S$60 to S$80 per year, screens for pregnancy and infectious diseases such as syphilis, and is usually conducted in the clinic. The home-based 6ME service is conducted within the comfort of home, and this will be helpful for employers that may not have the time to travel to the clinic with their helper, or if the family has caregiving needs.
"We are excited to collaborate with Doctor Anywhere, as we believe that this benefit provides greater convenience to the household, while helping employers to save time and money", said Sue Chi Kong, Chief Executive Officer of Etiqa Insurance Pte. Ltd. Commenting further on the collaboration, Sue mentioned, "Strategic partnerships with like-minded organisations promise exciting opportunities and value, which we can extend to our customers."
Doctor Anywhere is a healthtech start-up with a mission to improve healthcare delivery through innovation and technology, such as providing video consultations with GPs and mobile nurse visits for screenings and vaccinations. The dynamic company has recently raised $5.6 million in a series A financing round, anchored by Kamet Capital Partners.
For a limited time only, ePROTECT maid comes with the additional perk of free medical check-up worth up to S$80 for foreign domestic workers, and is available for purchase on TIQ -- Etiqa's new digital insurance channel.
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Etiqa Insurance -- A Singapore Insurance Company with Asian and International Expertise
Etiqa Insurance Pte. Ltd. is a licensed life and general insurance company registered in the Republic of Singapore and regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). In July 2017, Fitch affirmed the company's "A-" rating for its financial strength and stable outlook.
Etiqa has been protecting Singaporeans since 1961 with a range of general insurance solutions that constantly evolve to meet their ever-changing needs. As the appointed insurer for the Housing Development Board (HDB) Fire Insurance Scheme in Singapore, we have been protecting homes since 2009. In August 2014, we added a comprehensive suite of life insurance solutions to our stable of products.
Etiqa is owned by Maybank Ageas Holdings Berhad, a joint venture company that combines local market knowledge with international insurance expertise. The company is 69% owned by Maybank, one of Asia's leading banking groups with more than 22 million customers worldwide in 20 countries; and 31% by Ageas, an international insurance group with 33 million customers across 16 countries and a heritage that spans over 180 years, with a focus to provide world class insurance solutions to consumers in Europe and Asia through market leading joint ventures.
At Etiqa, we believe in our brand promise of humanising insurance, by placing people over policies in everything we do. We are passionate about helping Singaporeans protect themselves and their loved ones today and helping them plan for a financially secure tomorrow.