Truthware Solutions, a business enterprise solutions integrator has partnered with AXA Mansard and Airtel Nigeria to launch an innovative embedded insurance product.
“In line with Airtel’s core value, which is to deliver solutions that enrich the lives of our customers, we are pleased to partner with AXA Mansard Health, to launch a cutting-edge health bundle that will add value to our customers, said Femi Oshinlaja, chief commercial officer, Airtel Nigeria in a statement.
“This partnership aims to provide easy and pocket friendly health insurance access to Airtel users, through mobile data service,” he said.
Also commenting on the launch, Tope Adeniyi, managing director and chief executive officer, AXA Mansard stated that his organisation is delighted to collaborate with Airtel to make health insurance accessible through mobile services.
“We believe that this is currently one of the most innovative and relevant solutions that will empower more Nigerians to conveniently access best-in-class health insurance value offerings,” Adeniyi said.
Embedded insurance is an emerging trend in the insurance industry, offering customers the convenience of purchasing insurance coverage directly through the products they are already using.
Using APIs developed by Truthware, the cross-industry integration will enable millions of customers across Nigeria access health care services at affordable prices, easy registration and a minimum barrier to entry.
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“Embedded insurance is the future of insurance, and we are thrilled to be at the forefront of this exciting trend,” said Deji Macaulay, CEO of Truthware.
“Truthware is committed to digital transformation across Africa and the integration of these two industry leaders has birthed a solution to a perennial problem of health care access and affordability in Nigeria.
The Airtel AXA Mansard health bundle gives Airtel customers the opportunity to access low-cost health care consultation and treatment of primary care issues.
The bundle plan is said to provide three forms of healthcare services, including telemedicine, pharmacy, and hospitalisation reimbursement, and Airtel customers can subscribe by dialing *141*44# to select the service.
Customers will be able to engage hundreds of doctors using the latest AI and ChatBot technology provided by AXA and enjoy the convenience of home consultation, access to several local pharmacies (free of charge) and cash reimbursements in case of hospital visits.
Alfred Egbai, group head, emerging markets and digital partnerships at AXA stated, “we are committed to providing our customers with the best possible service and support. Our embedded insurance product is just one example of how we are leveraging technology to create more value for our customers to help them achieve their goals.”
With the additional data bundle configured by Airtel, customer can simply dial *141*44# to access the service and enjoy automated health protection. Customers can access the bundle for as low as N700 to secure 2GB of data and health coverage up to N50,000 yearly.
To affirm its commitment to improve business solutions in Nigeria’s MSME ecosystem, Samuel Ishie, CTO at Truthware said, “Our API hub provides a layer of seamless connectivity towards mobile networks and we are happy to have delivered the middleware democratizing healthcare protection via mobile telecoms networks.”
“Our platform is built to be flexible, robust and scalable to manage millions of transactions.”
Gruruman Iwundu, Airtel’s head of digital and carrier services said the Airtel AXA Mansard Health Bundle is a game-changer in the Nigerian healthcare system.
“Airtel is committed to delivering solutions that enrich the lives of its customers, and this health bundle is one of such solutions,” he said.
“We urge all Airtel customers to take advantage of this innovative service and protect themselves and their loved ones.”
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