CHARTIS MALAYSIA LAUNCHES FIRST TRAVEL INSURANCE PORTAL WITH INSTANTANEOUS ON-LINE POLICY FULFILLMENT, DIRECT FROM AN INSURER

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ATTENTION EDITOR

BUSINESS DESK

Kuala Lumpur, 20 April 2011 – Chartis Malaysia Insurance Berhad (Chartis

Malaysia) recently launched its direct to consumer micro-site,

chartisdirect.com.my to cater to the growing consumer need for better

understanding of general insurance products when committing to a policy. This

site is the first to provide instant fulfillment for comprehensive Travel

Insurance in Malaysia where one can select, purchase and print-out the policy

on-line, direct from an insurer.

The micro-site also provides information on several general insurance products,

in particular Travel Insurance, Burglary Insurance, Snatch Theft Insurance,

Cancer Insurance as well as personal accident and hospitalization plans. With

the exception of Travel Insurance which can be purchased on-line, anyone

interested in any of the featured products may furnish their contact details.

Commenting on the company’s new insurance portal, Chartis Malaysia’s chief

executive officer, Matt Harris says that this micro-site is a new platform to

bring insurance knowledge to consumers. It provides an educational window to the

library of product offerings in a lifestyle setting. It allows a discerning

consumer to take their time to browse and understand the products at their

leisure before making the decision to buy an insurance plan that will best suit

their needs. ”If further clarification is required, there are several channels

which the consumer can reach us for more information. They can leave their

details which our trained representatives will answer within 2 business days or

drop us an email enquiry. Once they are satisfied, they can purchase the

insurance coverage with a short phone-call.”

Another interesting feature of this site is the News Information on related

articles and tips for the prevention of accidents & crime. This is Chartis

Malaysia’s awareness effort to build an informed community. News and statistics

will be updated from time to time to provide general information, public

awareness and alerts on the risks surrounding topical insurance issues.

Quoting Ralph Garcia, Regional Senior Executive for Direct to Consumer, Asia

Regions, "With the growing number of online community in Malaysia, we realize

that there is a need to make it easy for consumers to be informed of the risks

they face everyday and the insurance protection that is available. The internet

which is available all the time, is accessible to anyone, anytime hence making

it the most powerful source to avail information on insurance products and

thereby to source an insurance protection plan which meet their needs.”

About Chartis

Chartis Malaysia Insurance Berhad is a leading property-casualty and general

insurance provider in the country. It has 15 offices nationwide, offering

insurance service to businesses and consumers via a network of more than 3,000

professional agents, brokers and staff.

Chartis is a worldwide leader in property-casualty and general insurance.

Chartis Companies employ more than 34,000 people worldwide and serves more than

40 million business and individual customers in 160 countries and jurisdictions

on every continent. In 2009 Chartis companies had gross premiums of nearly

US$50-billion worldwide and the company paid out an average of US$75 million

worldwide in claims everyday.

Chartis Direct is a channel that enables direct to consumer interaction to cater

to the needs of active and discerning Malaysian consumer. Offering insurance

solutions to address the varied needs of young individuals as well as senior

citizens, Chartis Direct is reaching out to the Malaysian consumer, providing

relevant information on selected insurance products. Chartis Direct is Chartis

Malaysia’s way to advance Malaysians into a more informed community on insurance

matters

SOURCE: CHARTIS MALAYSIA INSURANCE BERHAD

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

NAME: JOY LIM

CHARTIS MALAYSIA INSURANCE BERHAD

EMAIL:Joy.Lim@chartisinsurance.com

Tel: 03- 2058 5355

DATE OF RELEASE: 20 APRIL 2011

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