Protection solution with Power Reset feature and unit-linked option with high performance potentials in the health technology sector
DBS Treasures and Manulife Indonesia present a comprehensive range of protection products, including early critical illness plan
“DBS Treasures priority banking service has a reliable team of experts who proactively communicate with customers to understand their needs and to deliver a personalized wealth management strategy in such a way as to continuously optimize their portfolios. The strategy covers investment and protection products to provide customers with peace of mind and confidence to protect and develop their wealth in a timely manner,” said Rudy Tandjung, Consumer Banking Director of PT Bank DBS Indonesia.
There is a growing need for health protection among the Indonesian people as indicated by data from the Manulife Asia Care Survey conducted in November 2020. The survey recruited respondents from all countries in Asia who had an insurance policy or planned to buy a policy in the next six months in the first semester of 2021. As many as 519 of the respondents were Indonesians and 43% of them stated that they had taken the initiative to seek information about insurance products and services in response to the pandemic. The figure was significantly higher than those of respondents from other countries.
The survey results are corroborated by data on policy sales at Bank DBS Indonesia, which showed a 27% increase in the purchase of new health insurance plans from the first quarter to the third quarter of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020. According to the data, purchases of new policies against critical illness increased to 53% in the second quarter of 2021 and 113% in the third quarter compared to the first quarter. These show that the pandemic has increased people’s awareness of the importance of protection against risks of diseases and uncertainty about the future.
The sales of these policies occurred across a variety of superior health protection products from DBS Treasures in collaboration with Manulife Indonesia, including the recently launched MiEarly Critical Protection, an insurance plan that provides protection against 65 diseases in the early stage, and coverage against 85 critical illnesses in the final stage so that policy holders are spared from the anxiety over the high costs of critical illness treatment and care. The product comes with a unique Power Reset feature that enables policy holders to get the insured sum reinstated 100% after the first claim in the early stage of a critical illness or after a treatment claim at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). In addition, there are other superior products, such as MiUltimate Critical Care, MiUltimate Healthcare, MiTreasure Optimax Care, MiTreasure Flexy Assurance, and MiTreasure Ultimate Protection.
To complement the investment-related (unit-linked) insurance product, recently DBS Treasures and Manulife Indonesia launched the Manulife Global Dollar Health Technology Equity Fund. The fund is allocated to stocks in the health sector with high growth potentials in line with scientific advances and continuous progress in health technology. The fund's investment portfolio captures opportunities in four industries, namely pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices and medical service providers. The fund also captures technological opportunities in the growing healthcare industry. The number of companies that produce various cutting-edge and technology-based medical devices is growing and increasingly attracting investors' attention. According to data from the Ministry of Health in 2021, from 2015 to 2021, the number of domestic medical device companies grew by 361% or approximately 698 companies.
DBS Treasures' performance as a trusted wealth management partner is recognized by the various global awards it has won. The awards include Indonesia's 1st Country Winner at The World's Best Banks held by Forbes (2021), the Best Bank in the World title from Euromoney and Global Finance for three consecutive years (2018-2020), and the Safest Bank in Asia title from Global Finance for 13 consecutive years (2009-2021).
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