By Favour Nnabugwu
Consolidated Hallmark Insurance (CHI) Plc, has remain consistent to paying claims to Journalist on the N24million Personal Accident Insurance.
The Group Personal Accident Insurance covers death, permanent disability and medical expenses.
The company has for the second time this year, has paid accident claims to a member of the National Association of Insurance and Pension Correspondents (NAIPCO), who had an incident recently.
It will be recalled that the company had promptly paid accident claims of a member who had an accident in February this year and another one now..
The recent payment however was for a member who had an accident when the vehicle she was commuting in was hit by an articulated vehicle and she fell off the vehicle while still in motion. She sustained injuries and was rushed to the hospital.
However, covered under the free group personal accident cover issued to NAIPCO, CHI stepped in to pay the hospital bills of the member while the victim has been discharged from the hospital and she is now in good health.
This gesture, according to the company, is part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project, to ensure that journalists who are exposed to danger and hazard in the discharge of their duties are adequately protected.
Speaking on the development, the group managing director/CEO, CHI, Mr. Eddie Efekoha said that the gesture is to show the kind of values and respect his insurance firm has for journalism.
According to him, “Journalism is a risky profession, hence, the need to adequately provide insurance for those covering the insurance industry”
On his part, chairman, National Association of Insurance and Pension Correspondents (NAIPCO), Mr. Chuks Udo Okonta, thanked the insurance firm on the claims paid, stating that, this is a testimony that insurance works and that insurers are actually paying genuine claims.