HNB Assurance Launches SuperCI, a Comprehensive Critical Illness Cover.

HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) announced the launch of SuperCI recently, a revolutionary cover catering to the needs to battle a range of critical illnesses that one could face in life. Developed with the prime focus of providing peace of mind to safeguard individuals’ health, HNBA SuperCI offers many special benefits in the instance of a cancer diagnosis, heart condition and more.

Sharing his thoughts Chief Executive Officer of HNBA and HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI), Mr. Prasantha Fernando stated, “Placing great attentiveness towards the challenges that people experience due to the various adversities of health, HNBA SuperCI is introduced to provide the ideal financial comfort to help them recover and head towards a superior lifestyle despite the critical illnesses faced. The SuperCI Rider is committed to providing the Assured the benefit of financial planning for 32 critical illnesses, predominantly focusing on cancer diagnosis and heart conditions that showcase greater rates of risk at present, amongst many in society.  We believe that constantly educating people on the infinite price of good health, and making it a core necessity to take good care of one’s wellbeing could be accomplished by SuperCI along with many other benefits it has to offer”.

Mr. Lasitha Wimalaratne, Chief Operating Officer of HNBA articulated his views stating, “HNBA SuperCI is the brilliant outcome of extensive research and expertise of a dynamic team. The scope of the cover includes an Early Stage Cancer Benefit and a Minor Heart Condition Benefit covering 09 Conditions, where 25% of Sum Assured will be paid to the Policyholder along with a Waiver of Premium Benefit for 05 years following the acceptance of an Early Stage Claim, as a special feature. Further coverage includes Late Stage Cancer Benefit and Major Heart Condition Benefit covering 07 Conditions, where 100% of Sum Assured will be paid inclusive of a Monthly Income Benefit for 05 years following the acceptance of Major Cancer/Heart Condition Claim, as a specialty, also applicable for the range of 32 Critical Illnesses”.

Elaborating further, Mr. Wimalaratne stated, “Special features of SuperCI also includes a 10% increase of the Sum Assured every year for each claim free year without an increase in Premium. Optionally, the Cover enables Return of Premiums at Maturity if no claim is made under the Benefit”.

HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) is one of the fastest growing Insurance Companies in Sri Lanka with a network of 63 branches. HNBA is a Life Insurance company with a rating of A (lka) by Fitch Ratings Lanka for ‘National Insurer Financial Strength Rating’. Following the introduction of the segregation rules by the Insurance Regulator, HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI) was created and commenced its operations in January 2015; HNBGI continues to specialize in motor, non-motor and Takaful insurance solutions and is a fully owned subsidiary of HNB Assurance PLC. HNB General Insurance has been assigned a ‘National Insurer Financial Strength Rating’ of ‘’A’’ (lka) by Fitch Ratings Lanka Limited. HNBA is rated within the Top 100 brands and Top 100 companies in Sri Lanka by LMD and HNB Assurance has won international awards for Brand Excellence, Digital Marketing and HR Excellence including the Great Place to Work® Certification, and won many awards for its Annual Reports at award ceremonies organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

HNB together with HNBA Launches Innovative ‘Lease Protector’ Insurance Cover

Hatton National Bank PLC (HNB) and its fully owned subsidiary HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA), announced the launch of ‘Lease Protector’, an exclusive new insurance cover where HNBA will settle any outstanding lease payments of the lessee to the bank, in the unfortunate event of their demise or total disability.

The cover will extend up-to a value of Rs 10 million and will include liability for customers up-to the age of 70. Both HNB and HNBA have also structured the ‘Loan Protector’ cover to be as simple and easy to access as possible with minimal documentation.

Commenting on the exclusive tie-up, HNB, Deputy General Manager – Retail & SME Banking, Sanjay Wijemanne stated: “With all of the major disruptions that we have witnessed in these constrained market conditions, the underlying need for affordable pathways to vehicle ownership remains quite strong. In such an environment, our goal is to provide as much support and value to customers as possible. This partnership advances both of these goals by providing customers with affordability and security in a single product.”

Speaking on the tie-up, Chief Executive Officer of HNBA and its fully owned subsidiary, HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI), Prasantha Fernando stated, “This tie-up is a unique business opportunity for both businesses and this would offer a significant long-term value creation to our stakeholders. ‘Lease Protector’ is another revolutionary solution developed in association with our Parent Company, HNB, enhancing Group synergies in order to address the ever evolving customer needs for protection in the financial services spectrum”.

HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) is one of the fastest growing Insurance Companies in Sri Lanka with a network of 63 branches. HNBA is a Life Insurance company with a rating of A (lka) by Fitch Ratings Lanka for ‘National Insurer Financial Strength Rating’. Following the introduction of the segregation rules by the Insurance Regulator, HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI) was created and commenced its operations in January 2015; HNBGI continues to specialize in motor, non-motor and Takaful insurance solutions and is a fully owned subsidiary of HNB Assurance PLC. HNB General Insurance has been assigned a ‘National Insurer Financial Strength Rating’ of ‘’A’’ (lka) by Fitch Ratings Lanka Limited. HNBA is rated within the Top 100 brands and Top 100 companies in Sri Lanka by LMD and HNB Assurance has won international awards for Brand Excellence, Digital Marketing and HR Excellence including the Great Place to Work® Certification, and won many awards for its Annual Reports at award ceremonies organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

HNB with 252 customer centres across the country, is one of Sri Lanka’s largest, most technologically innovative banks having won local and global recognition for its efforts to drive forward a new paradigm in digital banking. The bank has continuously won prestigious accolades including being declared Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka for 2020 by the Asian Banker Magazine for the eleventh occasion in addition to being highest ranked privately owned commercial bank in Sri Lanka by the prestigious Banker Magazine Top 1000 global rankings 2020. Locally, HNB leads the Business Today Top 10 rankings and has also claimed seven awards at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2019. Being the first Sri Lankan bank to obtain an international credit rating, HNB is rated on par with the sovereign by Moody’s Investors Service, and the National Long Term Rating of HNB has been revised upward by two notches to AA+ (lka) recently by Fitch Ratings (Lanka) Ltd.

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From left: HNB Senior Manager – Bancassurance, Chandana Waidyatilaka, HNB Assurance Head of Partnerships, Sanesh Fernando, HNB Assurance Chief Operating Officer, Lasitha Wimalaratne, HNB Assurance Chief Executive Officer, Prasantha Fernando, HNB DGM – Retail & SME Banking, Sanjay Wijemanne, HNB AGM – Network Management, Vinodh Fernando, HNB Chief Manager/Head of Personal Financial Services, Kanchana Karunagama and HNB Senior Manager – Leasing, Niluka Amarasinghe.

HNB Assurance Recognizes its 75 MDRT Qualifiers of 2019.

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

Commending the winners, Chief Executive Officer of HNBA and HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI), Mr. Prasantha Fernando stated, “This inspiring team of individuals have set a benchmark in the industry today, also showcasing great resolve in the act of broadening one’s professional career development. I believe that career-shaping achievements of this nature not only strengthens the Company’s Sales Force, but also sets an excellent example for our youthful beginners to stay true to their values and goals in life. Whilst congratulating all the winners, I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude towards all who made this possible”.

Chief Operating Officer and Principal Officer of HNBA, Mr. Lasitha Wimalaratne expressed his words of appreciation stating, “These qualifiers have taken an uphill battle, demonstrating exceptional professional skills, product knowledge and ethical conduct in the run up to achieving the MDRT recognition. I’m indeed thankful for the support of the Distribution Management Team, Training Team and especially the Bancassurance team for their great efforts that set course for this great win”.

HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) is one of the fastest growing Insurance Companies in Sri Lanka with a network of 63 branches. HNBA is a Life Insurance company with a rating of A (lka) by Fitch Ratings Lanka for ‘National Insurer Financial Strength Rating’. Following the introduction of the segregation rules by the Insurance Regulator, HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI) was created and commenced its operations in January 2015; HNBGI continues to specialize in motor, non-motor and Takaful insurance solutions and is a fully owned subsidiary of HNB Assurance PLC. HNB General Insurance has been assigned a ‘National Insurer Financial Strength Rating’ of ‘’A’’ (lka) by Fitch Ratings Lanka Limited. HNBA is rated within the Top 100 brands and Top 100 companies in Sri Lanka by LMD and HNB Assurance has won international awards for Brand Excellence, Digital Marketing and HR Excellence including the Great Place to Work® Certification, and won many awards for its Annual Reports at award ceremonies organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

HNB Assurance PLC Group Records a Significant Growth in 1H20

HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) and its fully owned subsidiary HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI) recorded a Profit After Tax (PAT) of LKR 500 MN during 1H 2020, depicting a steady growth amidst the outbreak of a global pandemic.

Speaking on the financial performance of the Group, Chairperson of HNBA and HNBGI, Mrs. Rose Cooray stated, “it is indeed a great pleasure to announce that HNB Assurance Group has achieved a significant PAT growth compared to the corresponding period of the previous year following an economic downturn caused by the outbreak of a global pandemic. Through the tireless efforts, our teams successfully navigated the challenging environment to deliver a noteworthy performance. The Life Insurance business recorded a PAT of LKR 176 MN showcasing a growth of 25%. The profit does not include any surplus transfer from the Life Fund. The General Insurance business recorded a PAT of LKR 323 MN depicting an impressive growth of 120%. These results reiterate the resilience of our sustainable core business model and the Group’s undivided focus in capturing market segments with growth potential. The unprecedented challenges arising from the COVID-19 outbreak together with other adverse global and market conditions have created a challenging backdrop which businesses around the globe are currently experiencing; but with the strategies of the Management together with the dedication of the staff members of HNBA and HNBGI and the Advisor Force, I’m sure we could overcome this uncertain turbulence”.

Sharing his views on the performance of the Group, Chief Executive Officer of HNBA and HNBGI, Mr. Prasantha Fernando stated, “HNBA Group delivered outstanding financial results amidst a number of macro-economic challenges presented during a global crisis. In a market backdrop where most businesses succumbed its profits to the outbreak of COVID-19, HNBA Group has delivered a notable performance. The Group recorded a Gross Written Premium (GWP) of LKR 4.5 BN. The investment income of the Group surpassed LKR 1.2 BN and the total assets of the Group surpassed LKR 29 BN. The Group has taken swift and effective measures and has adapted various agile initiatives following the COVID-19 outbreak, including enhancing its digital selling portals and claims settlement platforms. It is noteworthy to mention that the Life and General Insurance Funds surpassed values of LKR 15.7 BN and LKR 2.9 BN respectively reaffirming the Group’s firm footing”. Mr. Fernando further added, “the Management is thankful for the commitment and dedication of all employees during these trying times. The Management remains confident that together with the diversified business strategies the Group will be able to sustain its continuous growth and deliver value to all stakeholders”.

HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) is one of the fastest growing Insurance Companies in Sri Lanka with a network of 63 branches. HNBA is a Life Insurance company with a rating of A (lka) by Fitch Ratings Lanka for ‘National Insurer Financial Strength Rating’. Following the introduction of the segregation rules by the Insurance Regulator, HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI) was created and commenced its operations in January 2015; HNBGI continues to specialize in motor, non-motor and Takaful insurance solutions and is a fully owned subsidiary of HNB Assurance PLC. HNB General Insurance has been assigned a ‘National Insurer Financial Strength Rating’ of ‘’A’’ (lka) by Fitch Ratings Lanka Limited. HNBA is rated within the Top 100 brands and Top 100 companies in Sri Lanka by LMD and HNB Assurance has won international awards for Brand Excellence, Digital Marketing and HR Excellence including the Great Place to Work® Certification, and won many awards for its Annual Reports at award ceremonies organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

HNBA and HNBGI Relocates Branch in Embilipitiya.

HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) and its fully owned subsidiary, HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI) announced the relocation of its Branch in Embilipitiya recently. The ceremonious occasion was graced by the presence of its Chief Guest, CEO of HNBA and HNBGI, Prasantha Fernando, accompanied by the senior members of the management in HNBA and HNBGI as well as other distinguished guests.

Speaking at the event, CEO of HNBA and HNBGI, Prasantha Fernando articulated, “The Company holds a long-standing relationship of togetherness with its customers in Embilipitiya, providing them all-inclusive protection and the value of fringe benefits one can experience through the service of insurance to protect their belongings and those who are dear to them . Dedicated to serving this cause, today’s momentous occasion demonstrates the Group’s continued commitment towards giving our best to customers, in fulfilling their insurance needs. Whilst the Company is focused on actively undertaking the many service enhancement initiatives, it has been our notion that cutting edge facilities would deliver greater service satisfaction, and in turn would make a ‘happy customer’. Thus, it is no doubt that this Branch will drive greater levels of service excellence, further contributing to the Company’s value creation framework”.

Sharing his views, Chief Operating Officer and Principal Officer of HNBA, Lasitha Wimalaratne stated, “This Branch would fortify an already strong customer servicing attribute of the Group, fostering streamlined service delivery between our invaluable customers and staff. Therefore, I am sure the commitment of our staff would nurture our singular aim towards industry best, and achieve the many milestones of excellence for a successful future of HNBA and HNBGI”.

Chief Operating Officer and Principal Officer of HNBGI, Sithumina Jayasundara expressed his views stating, “Strong and stable branch operations within our General Insurance business is a key pillar of business growth. This new facility is a strong testament for our firm stand within the market, also assisting our business goals in challenging times”.

HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) is one of the fastest growing Insurance Companies in Sri Lanka with a network of 63 branches. HNBA is a Life Insurance company with a rating of A (lka) by Fitch Ratings Lanka for ‘National Insurer Financial Strength Rating’. Following the introduction of the segregation rules by the Insurance Regulator, HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI) was created and commenced its operations in January 2015; HNBGI continues to specialize in motor, non-motor and Takaful insurance solutions and is a fully owned subsidiary of HNB Assurance PLC. HNB General Insurance has been assigned a ‘National Insurer Financial Strength Rating’ of ‘’A’’ (lka) by Fitch Ratings Lanka Limited. HNBA is rated within the Top 100 brands and Top 100 companies in Sri Lanka by LMD and HNB Assurance has won international awards for Brand Excellence, Digital Marketing and HR Excellence and won many awards for its Annual Reports at award ceremonies organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and SAFA (South Asian Federation of Accountants).