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.

PrivilegedLife from HNBA for a Truly Privileged Life

A promising lifestyle encompasses of key essentials such as protection, health, retirement and savings and once these four essentials in life are met, the life’s journey becomes a truly privileged one. With this in mind, HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) announced the launch of PrivilegedLife, a lifestyle product for every step, in life’s journey.
Sharing his thoughts, Managing Director/CEO of HNBA and its fully owned subsidiary HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI), Deepthi Lokuarachchi stated “PrivilegedLife is another unique product from HNBA which addresses the needs of protection, health, savings and retirement. As a business built on the pillars of protection and focused on taking care of our people, it is our belief that PrivilegedLife would strengthen the core pillars of a thriving life. PrivilegedLife has been developed by carefully analyzing and diving deep into customer insights and the evolving consumer needs to provide the ultimate insurance solution”.
Expressing his views, Chief Operating Officer of HNBA, Prasantha Fernando stated, “PrivilegedLife is not only a product with multiple benefits, it also becomes your go to at times of need as it offers the options of partial fund withdrawals. One of the most significant features of this insurance plan is the Top-Up premium option which protects the Fund’s value over time with attractive annual dividends and we firmly believe that this innovative plan is one plan that could improve the quality of lifestyle as it offers a range of incomparable benefits”.
Lasitha Wimalaratne, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of HNBA stated, “this comprehensive insurance plan is another revolutionary product of HNBA’s product portfolio with bouquet of special benefits including number of Protection Benefits, attractive Annual Dividends, Loyalty Dividends and many more. The journey with PrivilegedLife continues
even after the policy reaches its Maturity stage as it allows the Maturity Fund to be obtained as a Lump Sum or to be converted to Health Fund which could be used for medical needs through cashless bill settlement or the Policy’s Maturity Fund could be obtained as a lifelong pension to spend the golden eve of life with peace of mind. In addition to the main benefits, additional Protection Benefits such as Additional Life Benefit, Accidental Death Benefit, Critical Illness Benefit (covering 29 illnesses), Hospitalization Benefit, Surgical Benefit and Medical Reimbursement Benefit (SupremeHealth Benefit) with an annual worldwide coverage of up to LKR 50 Million could be obtained. PrivilegedLife could be tailored to suit every need in life’s journey and has been designed to ensure that you and your loved ones are well taken care to face the challenges of tomorrow whether or not you’re here for them”.

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Lasitha Wimalaratne Appointed as Deputy Chief Operating Officer of HNB Assurance PLC

HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) announced the appointment of Lasitha Wimalaratne as its Deputy Chief Operating Officer recently. With professional experience of over 21 years, of which over 18 years in Life Insurance Operations, Lasitha has held many key positions in both local and internal organizations including 07 years at AIA Insurance Sri Lanka and 03 years in Sales & Marketing exposure in London. Prior to his current appointment, Lasitha served Softlogic Life Insurance PLC in the capacity of General Manager and Specified Officer overlooking Life Operations.

Having graduated from the University of Sunderland, UK with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Studies, Lasitha obtained his Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Wales, UK. A Chartered Insurer and a Fellow Member of the Charter Insurance Institute, UK (FCII), Lasitha is also a Fellow Member of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (AZIIF-Fellow) and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK (ACIM).

Lasitha has served several Honorary titles, including the Honorary Vice President of the Sri Lanka Insurance Institute (SLII). He is also a Council Member of the Association of Chartered Insurance Professionals (ACIP) of Sri Lanka and was the Founder Secretary General of ACIP Sri Lanka.

Lasitha has been a part of several local and international Insurance Seminars and has been a Guest Speaker and a Panelist at several Conferences including the Insurance Claims & Underwriting Management Asia Summit 2017 which was held in Singapore and he was the first to publish a book on insurance in a local context, titled “Jeewitha Rakshanaye Asisriya” which highlights the importance and benefits of Life Insurance.

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