CebuPac provides Covid-19 insurance

Cebu Air Inc. (PSE: CEB) , operator of Cebu Pacific airlines, announced it upgraded its CEB Travelsure “basic protect” insurance product to now include “Covid Protect,” “to inspire travel confidence amidst the current situation.”

CEB said it’s the first local carrier to offer this type of enhanced coverage in one product.

Starting January 13, 2022, its insurance product becomes even more comprehensive as it now covers Covid-related hospitalization and treatments, on top of up to P2.5 million medical expenses benefit, in case of an injury or other illnesses and up to P2.5-million personal accident coverage during the trip.

CEB said the product may be availed by passengers with domestic and international itineraries, as long as their trip starts in the Philippines, for as low as P492 round-trip.

“As we continue to weather this pandemic, we see to it that everyJuan’s health and safety are prioritized above all else,” Candice Iyog, CEB Vice President for Marketing and Customer Experience, was quoted in a statement as saying. “We know peace of mind is needed now more than ever and we want to provide this to our passengers so they can always fly safe and easy with us.”

CEB said its “Travelsure” is underwritten by the Insurance Co. of North America (a Chubb Company). Chubb is the world’s largest publicly-traded property and casualty insurance company.

“We are happy to further strengthen our ties with Cebu Pacific as we continue to face this challenging situation together. Chubb aims to provide CEB customers with affordable, relevant and comprehensive products that are made conveniently within their reach,” Chubb Philippines’s Country President Mari Rachelle [Cielo] Canta was quoted in the statement as saying. 

“Passengers can conveniently avail themselves of CEB Travelsure when booking flights on the CEB website or select as an add-on up to two hours prior to their flight via the ‘Manage Booking’ portal on the Cebu Pacific website,” the company said. “Insured passengers will receive their group policy ‘Confirmation of Cover’ with the details of the travel insurance benefits via email.”

Customers should contact Chubb directly if they have specific questions about their insurance coverage, according to CEB.

Chubb also offers a 24/7 emergency medical and travel assistance hotline.

CEB TravelSure is the airline’s comprehensive travel insurance plan, which provides extensive trip protection with coverage for costs related to having injuries, illnesses, loss of personal belongings, trip cancellations, emergency assistance, and other unforeseen travel circumstances (subject to the full terms and conditions of the Group Policy).

CEB said it has attained 100-percent vaccination rate for its active flying crew through its own employee-vaccination program and various partnerships with local government units in the country.

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