Jammu, January 19 | After the successful launch of its innovative prepaid bundles with built-in life insurance cover, Bharti Airtel introduced its most affordable prepaid bundle with built-in life insurance cover of Rs 2 lakh.
Priced at just Rs 179, Airtel’s NEW prepaid bundle offers unlimited calling to any network, 2 GB data, 300 SMS along with a term life cover of Rs 2 lakh from Bharti AXA Life Insurance. The pack has a validity of 28 days.
At just Rs.179 for a month, Airtel new prepaid bundle sets a new benchmark in making a basic insurance cover even more accessible and affordable by coupling it with world-class telecom services. The pack is designed to serve entry-level smartphone users and feature phone users in semi-urban and rural markets. It will give these customers a simple and highly convenient channel to secure themselves and their families financially every time they recharge their Airtel mobile numbers.
As per the IRDAI, insurance penetration in India is abysmally low at less than 4% while there are close to one billion mobile users in the country. This offers mobile operators and financial services providers the opportunity to collaborate and innovate for serving the financial security needs of hundreds of millions of Indians. The alliance also contributes to the Government’s vision of financial inclusion.
“Our innovative prepaid bundles with built-in term insurance plans have got a positive response from customers and this has encouraged us to make the solution even deeper to the masses. The Rs. 179 recharge will offer one of the simplest and most accessible platforms to hundreds of millions of Indians to financially secure themselves and their families while staying connected on Airtel’s world-class network,” said Shashwat Sharma, Chief Marketing Officer, Bharti Airtel.
Commenting on the partnership, Vikas Seth, Managing Director and CEO, Bharti AXA Life Insurance, said, “We are pleased to partner with Bharti Airtel and offer protection cover to its customers. As a responsible life insurer, we always look to provide new layers of convenience and protection to the customers. Our partnership ensures life insurance cover to every customer with each recharge and helps them leverage its benefits. We are confident that the alliance will also strengthen insurance penetration in the country.”
The insurance cover is available to all customer aged 18-54 years and requires no paperwork or medical test. The policy or Certificate of Insurance will be instantaneously delivered digitally and a physical copy of the insurance can be provided on request.
The entire process is digitally delivered in a matter of a few minutes at any Airtel retail store or on Airtel Thanks app. Airtel has over one million retail outlets, and its mobile network covers over 786,000 non-census towns and villages across India.