Prudential Zenith Life: Protecting It’s Customers During The Coronavirus (COVID – 19) Pandemic

The Oasis Reporters

March 31, 2020

Mr. Jim Ovia, CON, Chairman, Prudential Zenith Life (5th Left) flanked by Onyinye Ikenna-Emeka, GM, Enterprise Marketing, MTN Nigeria (1st Left); Ajibola Olabisi Bankole, Deputy Director (Inspectorate), NAICOM (2nd Left); Mazen Mroue, Chief Operating Officer, MTN Nigeria (3rd Left); Lynda Saint-Nwafor, Chief Enterprise Business Officer, MTN Nigeria (4th Left); Alhaji Mohammed C. Babajika, Director, Licensing and Authorization, NCC (5th Right); Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, Former Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos (4th Right); Kehinde Borisade, CEO, Zenith General Insurance (3rd Right); Chuks Igumbor, MD, Prudential Zenith life Insurance (2nd Right); and Olubayo Adekanmbi, Chief Transformation Officer, MTN Nigeria (1st Right) at the launch of the Prudential Zenith Life Mobile Payment Service in Lagos on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting lockdown, Prudential Zenith Life Insurance is rolling out a range of services to help customers cope with the lockdown.

The new services include a range of additional COVID-19 insurance cover enhancements, without additional premium charges, and a waiver for ‘pandemic’ exclusions as contained in its policy language.

In line with the recent pronouncement of the federal government, the company will be temporarily locked down and has therefore set up a dedicated claims team with remote working capabilities, to enable customers make and receive claims virtually.

According to the statement from the insurance company, the claims procedure will be simplified to allow customers make claims through the WhatsApp channel.
This development makes it possible for customers to buy insurance products without any physical interface with sales personnel or visit to a physical branch.

Commenting on the changes, Prudential Africa CEO Matt Lilley said, “we realise this is a worrying time for everyone and we want to reassure you that protecting the health and wellness of our customers, employees and partners is our primary concern.

“At Prudential, we have been delivering promises for over 170 years and this time will be no different. I am proud of the measures we are announcing today and I know that they will provide our customers additional peace of mind”.
He added that the waiting periods for new cover has been reduced, and the company is providing additional training and incentives to sales personnel to continue providing advice and access to insurance, even as they work remotely.
He encouraged Nigerians to stay safe and adhere to the directives from the Ministry of health, Nigerian centre for disease control (NCDC) and other relevant authorities.
“We are going to get through these trying times together” he assured.

What you should know

Prudential Zenith Life Insurance was born when Prudential Plc, one of the oldest and most strongly capitalized life insurance companies in the world, acquired a majority stake in Zenith Life Assurance.

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