Bharti AXA General Insurance launches 'SmartTraveller'
Thriuvanathapuram, Apr. 2 : Bharti AXA General Insurance (GI) Company Ltd. has launched 'Smart Traveller' that offers global coverage for students, individuals, families and frequent travellers.
‚EuroĘIndividuals and Families and frequent travelers through a variant - known as Annual Multi Trip International travel insurance plan. These cover geographies including U.S.A and Canada, Schengen (enlistment under way); Asia excluding Japan and Worldwide including Japan.
‚EuroĘStudents in the age group of 16 to 40 years, covering U.S.A and Canada and rest of the world.
"International Travel for Indians has increased substantially and with it has arisen a need to be better prepared to manage any travel related risks. Bharti AXA GI offers comprehensive and affordable international travel insurance solutions for different segments of travellers," said Milind Chalisgaonkar, the interim CEO and Managing Director of Bharti AXA General Insurance.
"The distinguishing factor of our offering is that even the most basic version of our travel insurance products offers 11 or more benefits that equip a traveler to manage nearly any problem they may face," he added.
He further said that their partnership with AXA Assistance ensures that they provide seamless end to end claims assistance globally, thereby leveraging on the strengths of the parent company.
"We are confident that this product will be well received by the frequent traveler community and help us become the first choice for customers,' he added.
"AXA Assistance is wholly owned by the AXA Group, so Bharti AXA GI and AXA Assistance belong to the same parent. Being world leaders in providing best-in-class emergency response and everyday assistance to our customers worldwide, we manage over 30 global 24*7 alarm centers," said Rachna Sethi, the CEO of AXA Assistance India Private Limited.
"One of such alarm centers is located in Delhi. This means that we are all the more equipped to render services to our Indian clients, in their own language, and to understand our clients' needs, fears, and concerns. This allows us the enhanced capability to provide extra assurance, and comfort to our customers in India, when faced with an unfortunate situation in any of their visits, overseas," she added.
She further said that with over 7,000 of own employees and a wide network of physicians, hospitals and related services in over 200 countries, they are experienced in handling over nine million cases.
"Therefore, we are confident that the traveler community covered by SmartTraveller will benefit from a seamless and smooth insurance and assistance solution and, while we shall effectively manage global access, quality and cost for them," she added.
The Bharti AXA GI Advantage gives an individual and family plans for several travel exigencies like medical emergencies, loss of travel documents (Passport, tickets etc.), loss of checked-in baggage, compassionate visit in case of medical emergency, financial emergency, daily allowance if hospitalization is needed, among others.
The Student international travel insurance plans in addition cover sponsor protection and reimbursement of the tuition fees due to study interruption.