While most Filipinos are concerned about the continuously rising number of Covid-19 cases in the country, health experts warn against shrugging off the threats of other infectious and fatal diseases. Dengue is among the most serious of those year-round medical conditions, killing thousands each year.
In fact, the Department of Health (DOH) declared a national dengue epidemic in August 2019. From January to November that year, dengue cases jumped 92% to 402,694 compared to 209,335 cases in the same period in 2018.
The threat of dengue remains, even at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is the reason the Cash for Dengue Costs insurance product being offered by mobile-first insurer Singlife Philippines and leading e-wallet GCash comes very timely. As digital insurance, Cash for Dengue Costs is available via the GCash app quickly and least costly.
For as low as P300 per year, you could get coverage of up to P421,500. That coverage increases as the cash required to pay for medical costs rises—starting with an allowance upon getting positive results at dengue tests. You can even choose from three coverage levels, depending on your budget and requirements.
Moreover, Cash for Dengue Costs comes with an option to cover just yourself or yourself and your immediate family. Thus, it can serve as fuss-free protection against dengue for young and growing families.
Covid-19 coverage offer
As an introductory offer, the first 10,000 customers who will avail Cash for Dengue Costs on GCash will enjoy an added coverage for Covid-19 for free. “With the risks brought about by Covid-19 and the usual threat of dengue, being financially prepared for medical costs has never been more essential,” said Singlife Philippines Head of Digital Networks Kame Amado-Gomez.
To buy Cash for Dengue Costs insurance policy, be sure to have your account verified by GCash. You must be between 18 and 54 years old. The purchase can be done in three easy and quick steps—1) confirm your GCash profile; 2) choose your preferred plan; and 3) pay the corresponding premium using your GCash wallet. This process can be completed in less than 5 minutes.
Filing claims is also as easy and fuss-free. Simply provide the details of your claim and upload supporting documents through the ‘Manage Insurance’ feature on GCash. Dengue and Covid-19 test allowance benefits will be paid out within 24 hours (after the filing of claims) to your GCash wallet.
“Together with Singlife Philippines, we are making protection products easy to purchase, manage, and claim through an innovative and seamless digital customer experience,” said GCash Head of Savings and Insurance Jerome Lim. “By being fully digital, the entire customer journey has become more convenient and more personal for Filipino families.”