Chubb Insurance Malaysia Berhad (Chubb), today announced the launch of MY Car Insurance, its first non-tariff rated motor insurance policy developed under the phased liberalization of motor insurance in Malaysia.
The introduction of the phased liberalization of motor insurance allows insurers like Chubb the flexibility to develop and package motor insurance products and services to suit the consumers’ budget. Premium rates for these insurance policies will be liberalized and determined by the individual risk profile of policyholders.
Road accidents and vehicle breakdowns are commonplace. Based on statistics provided by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS), there were 521,466 road crashes in 2016 and 8,300 vehicle breakdowns in 2015. An accident or vehicle breakdown is often a stressful event which can be compounded by the financial burden due to motor repair. The situation could be made worse if the vehicle needs major repair, leaving the driver further inconvenienced.
In crafting MY Car Insurance, Chubb takes into consideration the risks drivers are exposed to everyday such as accidents, vehicle breakdowns, floods and the loss of personal items while they are away from their cars. Available in two plans to meet different budget needs and depending on the selected plan, MY Car Insurance offers coverage for loss or damage of a vehicle due to an accident, third party liability and flood. The policy also offers a host of other benefits to compensate drivers and alleviate the inconveniences they may encounter in the event of an accident, vehicle breakdown, flood or loss of personal items due to theft. The key benefits of MY Car Insurance include:
- Minor road-side repair.
- Unlimited towing services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year nationwide in the event of a vehicle breakdown or accident.
- The flexibility to have the vehicle towed to a preferred location at no additional cost.
- If a major repair is required and the policyholder is stranded far away from his or her home, MY Car Insurance covers the cost of hotel accommodation and provides a temporary replacement car. All these benefits are provided at no additional cost, irrespective of the number of car breakdowns in a year.
- Coverage for loss or damage as well as cleaning costs of the car interior due to flood, which is a key risk in Malaysia.
According to Steve Crouch, Country President for Chubb in Malaysia, “At Chubb, we view the phased liberalization of motor insurance as an opportunity for us to drive innovation in our product offerings to meet the evolving needs of consumers. He added, “To craft the MY Car Insurance policy, we conducted extensive studies on the various experiences Malaysian drivers go through and designed an all-in-one solution encompassing coverage for inconveniences in the event of a vehicle breakdown, accident or flood.”
MY Car Insurance is distributed via all Chubb agents throughout Malaysia.