Petronas Dagangan Berhad (PDB) has announced a strategic partnership with Shieldcard Holdings Sdn Bhd and Zurich General Insurance Malaysia Berhad (ZGIMB).
This partnership aims to extend the Mesra Personal Accident (PA) benefit exclusively for Mesra card members.
Aadrin Azly, PDB’s Head of Retail Business Division said this protection of 24 hours a week worldwide, will benefit Mesra card members with Accidental Hospital Income of RM 50 per day for a maximum of 30 days.
He added that in the event of an unfortunate death or permanent disablement of the Mesra card members in an accident, the family or next-of-kin of the member, will be entitled to a cash payment of RM25,000 and up to RM50,000 if the insured event occurs on a public holiday gazetted by the Government.
The enhanced benefit opens up another avenue for Mesra points conversion as Mesra card members can now enjoy the Mesra PA Plan for only one ringgit or 100 Mesra points monthly, when they spend a minimum of RM100 per month at any PETRONAS station nationwide.
“This partnership is a result of seeing through our customers’ lens to widen our loyalty programme benefits to include things that are essential, such as insurance coverage.”
“Being in the business of fueling our customers’ everyday journey, road safety is naturally of highest concern and we hope that our customers will take this opportunity to get themselves covered as it is only at a mere RM1 per month,” said Aadrin Azly, PDB’s Head of Retail Business Division.
New Mesra card members are automatically enrolled for the AXXESS programme for free when they register for the Mesra PA Plan, where AXXESS points can be earned at participating merchants nationwide, to help reduce or pay in full, members’ annual motor insurance premiums.
All existing Mesra card members will be receiving an SMS or email from PETRONAS informing them of this benefit.
Members who wish to sign up for the Mesra PA Plan will be directed to a dedicated webpage for enrollment. Members who signed up before February 28 will receive complimentary Mesra PA benefit for the first month.
Known for their unique business proposition, the AXXESS programme which was introduced at the end of March 2017 and subsequently went live in August 2017, had one objective and that is to leverage on individuals everyday spending habits to provide a solution for the escalating cost of insurance, specifically the rising cost of private healthcare and the uncertainty of motor insurance premiums as the industry begins to liberalize and de-tariff rates.
“Coincidentally, PDB was one of our very first merchants to partner the AXXESS programme”, said Tunku Naquiyuddin Ibni Tuanku Jaafar, Executive Chairman of Shieldcard Holdings Sdn Bhd.
He further added that ZGIMB is the first insurer to recognize the potential of the AXXESS programme and is proud to take the relationship to the next level, forming a tripartite collaboration to both develop and extend a programme for all Petronas Mesra card members, which is a first for the industry.
“The introduction of the Mesra PA benefit is consistent with our aim to extend protection to Malaysians, especially those who are generally underinsured or have no insurance coverage.
“This programme is an ideal way for Mesra card members to get the protection they need without incurring any additional cost,” added David Fike, Chief Executive Officer of Zurich General Insurance Malaysia Berhad.