Boost offers free insurance coverage for COVID-19


One of Malaysia’s leading e-wallets, Boost, has partnered Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad (PAMB) to provide Malaysians peace of mind in light of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. Prudential is offering free Prudential Life Insurance with special novel coronavirus COVID-19 coverage, exclusive to Boost users. Boost is the first, and only e-wallet provider in the country to offer health-related services and assistance during the coronavirus outbreak.

Verified premium Boost users who are not existing PAMB and Prudential BSN Takaful customers are eligible to enrol for Group Term Life Insurance coverage worth MYR5,000 for free if diagnosed at one of the 26 hospitals designated by the Ministry of Health.

As a verified user, all you need to do is tap on the “COVID-19 Coverage” tile in the Boost app to opt-in. The insurance coverage is applicable to those aged between 18 and 55 years old, limited to the first 200,000 successful enrolments and one enrolment per user.

Boost users will receive the status of their application in-app within three working days from the date of application.

Since its entry into the e-wallet space in 2017, Boost has been pioneering many industry firsts including working with the MOH to enable payments via Boost at Klinik Kesihatans in the country.

As of end January 2020, the homegrown e-wallet has grown to 6.2 million users and 138,000 merchants nationwide. Boost is also part of the e-Tunai Rakyat initiative alongside Touch ‘n Go and Grab. Aside from the free MYR30 e-Tunai Rakyat incentive, Boost is also offering instant cash up to MYR8,888 for users who claim e-Tunai via their e-wallet. Eligible Malaysians have up to 9 March 2020 to claim.

For more information about Boost and how to claim e-Tunai Rakyat, head over to Boost.

IA - Yoodo

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