Singapore, 5 January 2021 – Amid rising threat of Dengue Fever in Singapore, Prudential Singapore (“Prudential”) has launched PRUSafe Dengue, an affordable insurance plan that provides financial relief to those infected with the mosquito-borne dengue virus.
PRUSafe Dengue customers only need to pay S$5 to receive coverage of S$20,000 against death due to Dengue Fever.
In 2020, more than 34,000 Dengue Fever cases1 were reported, resulting in 29 deaths2. With the Aedes aegypti mosquito population still high in some areas at the end of last year, The National Environment Agency has urged continued vigilance to avoid another dengue outbreak in 20213.
Protecting Singapore’s residents against the country’s largest dengue outbreak4 is a priority for Prudential, says Mr. Stanley Ng, Head of Product, Prudential Singapore. “This has been a trying time for Singaporeans from a health perspective, and the dengue outbreak has only added to people’s concerns for their wellbeing. With PRUSafe Dengue, we want to financially protect people from this threat at a cost that will not pinch the pocket.”
For a premium of S$5, PRUSafe Dengue provides the following benefits5 for a period of three months.
- Death Benefit – a sum assured of S$20,000 if the life assured dies within 14 days from a Dengue Fever diagnosis.
- Hospital Cash benefit – S$200 per day up to a maximum of five days if the life assured is hospitalised for Dengue Fever.
- Get Well benefit – one-time lump sum payout of S$500 if the life assured is diagnosed with Dengue Fever.
PRUSafe Dengue is available to Singapore residents aged between 18 and 69 and can be renewed or repurchased every three months.
Available on Prudential’s Pulse app
Prudential is making PRUSafe Dengue available for purchase on its Pulse by Prudential digital health and wellness app. The app was launched in April this year as part of the insurer’s region-wide strategy to make healthcare more affordable and accessible. It currently provides all Singapore residents with round-the-clock access to healthcare services and real-time health information and is constantly evolving with new features.
“This is the first insurance plan we are offering on the Pulse by Prudential app. Through the app, we want people to be able to access healthcare services and buy simple insurance plans conveniently from anywhere and at any time,” said Mr Ng.
To purchase a PRUSafe Dengue plan, users must first download the Pulse app via the Apple App Store or Android Play Store. They can then visit the e-store on the app, PRUShoppe, to make the purchase.
For more information on PRUSafe Dengue, please visit: https://www.prudential.com.sg/products/protection/dengue/prusafe-dengue
About Prudential Assurance Company Singapore (Pte) Ltd (Prudential Singapore)
Prudential Assurance Company Singapore (Pte) Ltd is one of the top life insurance companies in Singapore, serving the financial and protection needs of the country’s citizens for 89 years. The company has an AA- Financial Strength Rating from leading credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s, with S$43.1 billion funds under management as at 31 December 2019. It delivers a suite of well-rounded product offerings in Protection, Savings and Investment through multiple distribution channels including a network of more than 5,000 financial consultants.
5 A 10-day waiting period from cover start date applies before any benefit is payable.