HNBA & HNBGI Commences ‘Liya Harasara’ in commemoration of International Women’s Day.

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HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) and its fully owned subsidiary, HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI) joined hands together celebrating the spirit of womanhood in Sri Lanka on this year’s International Women’s Day. Set for the months of February and March for the 8th consecutive year, the annually organized ‘Liya Harasara’ campaign is not just a contemporary salutation for women, but also a strong message of trust, safety and opportunity for women to embrace their role in society, carried across the nation. ‘Liya Harasara’ will offer tailor made insurance plans consisting of numerous benefits for ladies.

Sharing his views on ‘Liya Harasara’, Managing Director/CEO of HNBA and HNBGI, Deepthi Lokuarachchi stated, “the 8th edition of ‘Liya Harasara’ is dedicated to all the females in our society, from being leaders, entrepreneurs, great homemakers and indeed anything and everything they dare to be under the challenging circumstances of the modern day. As such, this is our very own way of paying tribute and gratifying the spirit of womanhood, and through ‘Liya Harasara’ we dearly wish to convey peace of mind about safety for women, and investment for a brighter future”.

Commenting on the 8th edition of ‘Liya Harasara’, Chief Operating Officer of HNBA, Prasantha Fernando stated, “this year’s ‘Liya Harasara’ has gained a prominent focus as an initiative executed by the Group, and has made it a prime goal of inculcating protection and stability for women in our society. On this note, HNBA and HNBGI have partnered with leading brands, namely, Durdans Hospital, Singer Plus, Vision Care and Fashion Bug for ‘Liya Harasara’ in the month of March, to offer a host of benefits, extending the Company’s tribute to Womanhood on this International Women’s day”.

Deputy Chief Operating Officer of HNBA, Lasitha Wimalaratne expressed his views on ‘Liya Harasara’ stating, “I would like to thank Durdans Hospital, Singer Plus, Vision Care and Fashion Bug for partnering with us, as their contribution would thoroughly benefit and add value to the lives of women in our society. Through ‘Liya Harasara’, it is our wish to convey a profound message of true upliftment as the world celebrates International Women’s Day”.

‘Liya Harasara’ will offer an additional free life cover of up to Rs. 1 Million for one year from HNB Assurance for regular Premium Life Insurance policies. Moreover, a Daily Benefit for child birth and pregnancy related hospitalization subject to maximum of 3 days per year would be offered to the Policyholder. In addition, ‘Liya Harasara’ offers a free Personal Accident Cover up to Rs. 500,000 for every Motor Insurance Policy obtained by females from HNBGI. ‘Liya Harasara’ policy holders will also benefit from a range of special discounts from Durdans Hospitals for selected medical treatments such as a 15% discount for Mammogram, a 10% discount for both Ultrasound Breast Scan and Pap Smear, a discount of 5% from Singer Plus on mobile phone purchases and a discount of 10% for other appliances, a discount of 10% for purchases that involve spectacles & sunglasses through Vision Care as well as a discount of 15% from Fashion Bug. These benefits are subject to terms and conditions.

HNB Assurance Produces 75 MDRT Qualifiers for 2020

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HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) announced its qualifiers for the upcoming prestigious Million Dollar Round Table Conference (MDRT) in the United States of America. The Company has produced its highest number of MDRT qualifiers of 75, including 3 Court of the Table (COT) qualifiers and 1 Top of the Table qualifier (TOT). This is the highest number of MDRT and COT achievers the Company has produced.

MDRT, which was formed in 1927, is an independent association with a global count of over 45,000 professionals affiliated to insurance and financial services market in over 500 companies, where membership is exclusively to those that surpass the given threshold.

Sharing his views, Managing Director/CEO Mr. Deepthi Lokuarachchi stated, “in the profession of insurance, becoming an MDRT qualifier is considered to be one of the greatest achievements and a career-shaping opportunity to broaden professional development.  This year, HNBA has produced 75 MDRT qualifiers, the highest number of qualifiers, which indicates the strength of our Sales Force. We are indeed pleased with the performance of our go-getters and I wholeheartedly congratulate the MDRT qualifiers of HNBA”.

The Chief Operating Officer of HNBA, Mr. Prasantha Fernando stated “Over the years HNBA has produced many MDRT qualifiers and this lifelong achievement is a significant milestone in an Insurance Professional’s career journey. To be recognized as an MDRT qualifier, it takes exceptional professional skills, product knowledge and ethical conduct and our champs have achieved the MDRT recognition by setting an example to the entire industry”.

The Deputy Chief Operating Officer of HNBA, Mr. Lasitha Wimalaratne expressed his gratitude to the team states, “becoming an MDRT qualifier takes dedication, commitment and a continuous support mechanism. I’m indeed thankful for the support of the Distribution Management team and the Training Team and especially the Bancassurance team for their continuous support rendered to MDRT, COT and TOT qualifiers and for cementing their confidence to achieve greater heights in their journey”.

HNB Assurance Sponsors the Sri Lanka Deaf Cricket Team for a Series of Matches.

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HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) proudly sponsored the Sri Lanka Deaf Cricket Team for the 3rd time, as they set out for yet another endeavor, playing against India in the Deaf Cricket Series. In 2018, the Sri Lanka Deaf Cricket Team claimed victory by becoming the champs of the Inaugural Deaf Cricket T20 World Cup in India, while also emerging as the runners up at the 2nd Asia Deaf Cricket Cup tournament which was held in 2012. Manned by well-trained individuals from various parts of the country, journeying through many victories over time, the Sri Lanka Deaf Cricket Team was backed by HNBA to uplift and highlight the talents of the differently abled as part of the Company’s CSR initiatives.

Sharing his views, Managing Director/CEO of HNBA and its fully owned subsidiary HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI), Deepthi Lokuarachchi stated, “We are indeed pleased to support the endeavors of such a strong minded team, working tirelessly to make our country proud. Each one of these individuals have demonstrated exemplary talents, setting a unique example for the society. As a business built on providing protection and taking care of the community and its people, we firmly believe in creating equal opportunities and strengthening one’s life journey to reach greater heights. Over the years, the team has performed extremely well, winning both national and international tournaments and we wish them strength and courage for the upcoming series and more”.

Head of Marketing of HNBA, Dinesh Yogaratnam sharing his thoughts added that, “Our Social Stewarship activities focuses on areas such as health and wellbeing, provision of clean drinking water, education, arts and culture, environment and sport. In this regard, the company has been partnering the Deaf Cricket Association and this is the third year of this partnership. Through this, the company endeavors to uplift sport and in this case, sports of those that are differently abled. It is indeed heartening to see the energy and vigor of these special group of young lads, who were able to bring home the T20 Deaf Cricket World Cup and we wish every success in this tournament as well”.

Speaking about the partnership, National Organizer of the Sri Lanka Deaf Cricket Association, Mrs. Indrani Ariyaratne expressed her thoughts stating, “Over the 03 years that the team has been sponsored by HNBA, the company has stood as a pillar of strength that guided the team to become the Champions in the World Cup. On behalf of the team, I take this moment to place my heartiest gratitude towards the company for their noble support, and we wish for their continued partnership with us for the upcoming world tournaments in 2020”.

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HNBA Group Opens 2020 Aiming for ‘Best in Class’

Image OneBearing the vision of being the ‘Best in Class’, HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) and its fully owned subsidiary HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI) unveiled its theme for 2020. Keeping an open mind about emerging market opportunities, challenges and trends, this theme focuses on a steadfast approach towards being the best in six fronts, namely; Service Excellence, Stakeholder Value Creation, Employee Happiness, Digital Transformation, Innovative Excellence and Social Stewardship. Taking on the motivational statement, “New Year, New Things”, this theme also elevates the renewal of the Company’s acts as a holistic approach to serve all needs of stakeholders, in terms of customer service, employee wellbeing and societal wellbeing.

Sharing his views, Managing Director/CEO of HNBA and HNBGI Deepthi Lokuarachchi stated, “HNBA Group was able to end 2019 on a positive note, yielding significant results and growth prospects amidst several market challenges. During the past few years the Group was able to fulfil its promise by delivering superior returns to all stakeholders. Stemming from the vision to deliver Superior Returns to all stakeholders, we have derived Vision 2020 to be the ‘Best in Class’ and focuses on the said key areas. The constitution of these would help us providing a superlative service and sustainable returns to all our stakeholders to a greater extent”.

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Coronavirus; one of many reasons to put Insurance under the microscope.

health-insurance-concept-reduce-medical-expenses-hand-flip-wood-cube-with-icon-healthcare-medical-coin-wood-background-copy-space_52701-34Stepping into a new decade where it is an era we expect the ‘revolutionary’ to happen in our lives, or, holistically speaking, in our society, yet many of us tend to be adrift of the unfavorable consequences, that one might often anticipate and still take on assuming “all is well”.

Not to ruin the mood, but, Rule No. 01; ‘No escaping uncertainties’.

2020 started off with an uneasy topic, “Coronavirus”. As the general public are well aware about the disease, the dos and don’ts, what is left is to practice what is preached.

Is that it though? Sit back.

Worst comes to the worst, you, or your loved ones could be affected by this condition. This could be for the unavoidable reasons such as having to work in crowded offices or public places, or having urgent overseas travel plans and so on. Counting in all your efforts to fight off this epidemic, you might still come short of ‘the essential’.

Insurance!

Yet another addition to the rule book is to question where you stand when it comes to Insurance. If you do have a policy, a world health outrage as such would challenge you to review what the extent of your coverage is. These could be raising concerns on the cost you have to bear, such as hospitalization bills, and moreover, overseas hospitalization. Thus, it is your responsibility to have a strong hold on your fallback plan. Having an open mind regarding such unexpected circumstances, it is your duty to have yourself and your loved ones insured and have 01 less problem out of a 101.

Know the circumstances. Do your duty, and keep safe.