A five-star medical insurance plan for all your hospital and surgical needs.
Kuala Lumpur, 28th November 2007: Uni.Asia General Insurance Berhad today in collaboration with Asia Assistance Network (M) Sdn Bhd, the country´s leading managed care organisation, launched MediStar, its branded hospital and surgical plan.
Offering a wide range of medical benefits coupled with competitive prices, Uni.Asia General Insurance Berhad with its new and exciting product MediStar, is set to make strong inroads into the medical insurance industry.
"We have invested a considerable amount of time and resources to ensure that MediStar is made affordable to the general public. MediStar´s cashless admission plan together with its comprehensive coverage in medical, surgical and hospitalization expenses, ambulance fees and other related medical charges will allay the financial worries of our customers should they be hospitalized. "said Hashim Harun Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director of Uni.Asia General Insurance Berhad.
Akin to AutoStar, Uni.Asia General Insurance Berhad´s five-star motor insurance plan that took the motor insurance market by storm 2 years ago, MediStar customers will enjoy very high level of services. The Company has appointed Asia Assistance (M) Sdn Bhd as the Administrator of Services for MediStar and has managed to obtain the cooperation of reputable hospitals in the country to strongly support the MediStar program. "With the above arrangement, Uni.Asia General Insurance Berhad customers will be spoilt for choice when selecting the services of reputable medical practitioners in top hospitals in the country" said Mr Andy Toh, Chairman of Asia Assistance.
"We want to position ourselves as a significant player in the fast growing medical insurance industry. The Company is confident of achieving medical insurance premiums of RM5 million in the next 12 months. Last year, total medical insurance premiums in the industry grew by 13% registering a premium of RM396million and we expect the industry´s growth rate for the current year to better the previous year" said Hashim.
MediStar is available nationwide at all authorised Uni.Asia General Insurance Berhad agents, branch offices, UOB Bank Branches and EON Bank Branches.
From left to right: Encik Hashim Harun and Mr Andy Toh jointly displaying the MediStar brochure.
About Uni.Asia General Insurance Berhad
Uni.Asia General Insurance Berhad is the general insurance unit of Uni.Asia General Insurance Berhad Capital Sdn Bhd, an investment holding company that is 51 per cent-owned by the DRB-HICOM Group and 49 per cent-owned by the UOB Group. Uni.Asia General Insurance Berhad in its financial year ended 31 March 2007 registered a profit before tax of RM64.5 million on the back of RM324million gross premium sales.
Uni.Asia General Insurance Berhad offers a comprehensive array of general insurance products covering motor, group personal accident, home, travel, aviation, medical & health, marine and engineering. It operates through 26 branches and over 1,800 agents nationwide.
About Asia Assistance Network (M) Sdn Bhd
Asia Assistance Network (M) Sdn.Bhd, incorporated in 1998, is today the leading assistance and third party administration company in Malaysia. Working primarily with corporations and insurance companies, Asia Assistance offers 24 hours value added services in the form of comfort and security that help is always a phone call away anytime and anywhere.
Asia Assistance offers services ranging from Medical Assistance, Car Assistance, Third Party Administration Services, Home Assistance, Customer Service Assistance and other customised assistance services.