Britam To Offer Free Travel Insurance To Local Travelers

by Business Watch Team

Britam General Insurance has launched a new travel insurance plan in partnership with Kenya’s leading tour and travel company, Bonfire Adventures, and digital innovation lab Qhala.

Under this partnership with Britam, Bonfire will offer all their domestic travel customers, free travel insurance coverage, insuring them against accidental injuries, illnesses, and death during their travel.

In case of an accident resulting in death, an amount of Sh100,000 will be paid to the beneficiaries of the covered, while a similar amount will be paid to the person covered in the event of permanent disability arising from an accident during the trip. Additionally, customers are covered up to Sh40,000 for medical expenses resulting from an accident during their trip.

Travelers can also opt into an enhanced package for Sh600, which covers evacuation and hospitalization during their trip. The benefits of this enhanced cover include Sh100,000 for death and Sh100,000 for permanent disability arising from an accident during the trip. Additional benefits include Sh100,000 for inpatient medical treatment and Sh40,000 for emergency medical evaluation during the trip.

“We want to ensure that Kenyans have peace of mind when creating memories with their loved ones; both individually and collectively,” said Evah Kimani, Britam’s Director for Partnerships and Digital, while announcing the partnership.

“This cover is a value add to our customers and aligns with our commitment to give customers memorable experiences. This partnership is also timely as we approach the holiday season,” said Bonfire’s Managing Director Sarah Kabu.

“Qhala is proud to have built the digital platform that allows Bonfire customers, to access Britam’s pioneering insurance offer. We are proud to have played a key role in making travel insurance more accessible to all,” Shikoh Gitau, CEO and Co-Founder of Qhala said. Adding, “We see a wider application for this on-demand insurance cover model to gig economy workers.”

Britam and Bonfire are also working on plans to introduce a travel insurance cover for international travel.

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