The companies aim to provide financial security to customers from hospitalisation, treatment expenses
HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company and Apollo Clinic announced their corporate agency tie-up to offer insurance products to customers. Taking the approach ‘Together Towards Tomorrow for a Healthier and Secure Future’ the two companies aim to provide financial security to customers from hospitalisation and treatment expenses.
The COVID-19 pandemic has well established that a health exigency may strike anyone at any time. Unless one is covered with a comprehensive health insurance plan, hospitalisation bills and treatment expenses will eat into your hard earned savings. But, according to a recent survey conducted by the National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, majority of Indians do not have health expenditure coverage. The report stated, 14 per cent of the rural population and 19 per cent of the urban population said they had health expenditure coverage. Therefore, this collaboration comes as a boon to the customers, especially amidst the on-going pandemic, which has made health insurance a must-have for all.
Apollo Clinic offers customers healthcare facilities such as specialist consultations across 15+ specialties, lab and imaging diagnostics, preventive health checks, vaccinations, diabetes care, dentistry, audiology, eye care & wear, urgent care treatment room and a pharmacy. This association will now offer financial security with HDFC ERGO’s comprehensive health plans – my:health Suraksha and my:health Medisure Super Top-up. Furthermore, customers of Apollo Clinic will also have access to wellness benefits under HDFC ERGO’s my:health mobile application, which include fitness discounts at renewals, specially designed preventive health check-ups after every renewal and wellness services like health coaching, nutrition and weight management services, discounts at pharmacies among others.
Commenting on the partnership, Ankur Bahorey, President – Bancassurance, HDFC ERGO General Insurance said, “Apollo Clinic is committed to their customers and offers best-in-class healthcare services. Our association will now allow their customers to avail quality insurance products as well, along with a promise of superior customer service experience from HDFC ERGO. The collaboration makes the famous phrase ‘Health is Wealth’ come true and we are geared-up ‘Together Towards Tomorrow for a Healthier and Secure Future’ for our customers. We see immense potential in this association and firmly believe that customers of Apollo Clinic will benefit from the bouquet of our insurance products.”
Anand Wasker, Chief Operating Officer, Apollo Clinic said, “Our vision is to ‘touch a billion lives’ and we are able to do this by being the first port of call in the neighbourhood providing all primary healthcare OPD services under one roof via the Apollo Clinic format. Customers truly and deeply think about their health when they visit a healthcare centre and we wanted to offer them superior health insurance products. HDFC ERGO General Insurance and Apollo Clinic both believe that health insurance is a critical component of our customer’s endeavour to live a healthy life; both physically and financially.”