Fortune General Insurance Corporation (FGen) recently introduced a product that provides financial protection for expenses brought by dengue, chikungunya and zika.
Known as Mosquitronella Insurance, this new product by FGen insures clients from mosquito-borne diseases and provides up to P10,000 in cash assistance and another P10,000 in death benefits.
The product is now available at all FGen branches nationwide at only P350.
FGen President and COO Michael Rellosa said Mosquitronella is FGen's response to the rising cases of dengue and chikungunya infections in the country, usually affecting working class people and their children.
"The cost of being hospitalized because of dengue or chikungunya can be a major burden for common families with no health insurance to rely on. This product is an affordable way of addressing the threat of mosquito-borne diseases," he said.
Metro Manila remains a hotbed of deadly dengue infections, with dengue cases rising by 19.1 percent to 4,706 in the first half of 2017 from 3,951 in 2016, data from the Department of Health (DOH) shows.
Dengue cases in Metro Manila accounted for 12.3 percent of all cases in the country, while Cebu saw 11.7 percent. Chikungunya cases in the National Capital Region, meanwhile, also skyrocketed by 300 percent from 2016.
While dengue and chikungunya cases are on the rise in some areas, the numbers of recorded cases of both diseases are decreasing nationwide.
This early, a mother of a one-year-old boy diagnosed with dengue last July 10 in General Santos City was the first claimant of FGen's Mosquitronella insurance. Mrs. Elsa Toroba received her check just recently. Photo shows the claimant Mrs. Toroba (middle) receiving the check from Ms. Maritess Ayo, FGen General Santos Branch Assistant Manager, and Kathy Pitogo, Branch Assistant.
FGen is praying for the full recovery of the dengue-stricken boy and all victims of dengue, chikungunya and zika.
Interested in getting Mosquitronella? You may call FGen Insurance through landline (02) 706-3959 or visit any FGen branch nearest you.