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Airtel partners AXA MANSARD Health to bridge micro insurance gap in Nigeria


AIRTEL Nigeria and AXA MANSARD have entered into partnership to launch an embedded insurance product seen at delivering and bridging micro insurance services gap in Nigeria.

The new partnership is aimed at providing easy and pocket friendly health insurance access to Airtel subscribers through mobile data service.

The micro insurance scheme integration was fostered by Truthware Solutions, a business enterprise solutions integrator.

“In line with Airtel’s core value, which is to deliver solutions that enrich the lives of our customers, we are pleased to partner with AXA Mansard Health, to launch a cutting-edge health bundle that will add value to our customers,” Femi Oshinlaja, the chief commercial officer, Airtel Nigeria said.

Tope Adeniyi, MD/CEO, AXA Mansard, while speaking on the new partnership stated that embedded insurance is an emerging trend in the insurance industry, which offer customers the convenience of purchasing insurance coverage directly through the products they are already using.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Airtel to make health insurance accessible through mobile services, and we believe that this is currently one of the most innovative and relevant solutions that will empower more Nigerians to conveniently access best-in-class health insurance value offerings,” Adeniyi stated.

According to him, using APIs developed by Truthware will enable the cross-industry integration for millions of customers across Nigeria to access health care services at affordable prices, easy registration at a minimum entry barrier.

Deji Macaulay, CEO, Truthware, stated that embedded insurance is the future of insurance. “Truthware is committed to digital transformation across Africa and the integration of these two industry leaders has birthed a solution to a perennial problem of health care access and affordability in Nigeria.”

The Airtel, AXA Mansard health bundle gives Airtel customers the opportunity to access low-cost health care consultation and treatment of primary care issues.

The bundle plan will provide three forms of healthcare services, including telemedicine, pharmacy, and hospitalisation reimbursement, and Airtel customers can subscribe by dialing *141*44# to select the service.

Customers will be able to engage hundreds of doctors using the latest AI and ChatBot technology provided by AXA and enjoy the convenience of home consultation, access to several local pharmacies (free of charge) and cash reimbursements in case of hospital visits.

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“We are committed to providing our customers with the best possible service and support. Our embedded insurance product is just one example of how we are leveraging technology to create more value for our customers to help them achieve their goals,” Alfred Egbai, Group Head, Emerging Markets and Digital Partnerships, AXA Mansard stated while speaking on the product.

With the additional data bundle configured by Airtel, customer can simply dial *141*44# to access the service and enjoy automated health protection. Customers can access the bundle for as low as N700 to secure 2GB of data and health coverage up to N50,000 yearly.

Samuel Ishie, CTO, Truthware, stated that its platform is built to be flexible, robust and scalable to manage millions of transactions.

“Our API hub provides a layer of seamless connectivity towards mobile networks and we are happy to have delivered the middleware democratizing health care protection via the mobile telecoms networks,” Ishie stated.

Guruman Iwundu, head of digital and carrier services, Airtel stated that the Airtel AXA-Mansard health bundle is a game-changer in the Nigerian healthcare system.

“Airtel is committed to delivering solutions that enrich the lives of its customers, and this health bundle is one of such solutions. We urge all Airtel customers to take advantage of this innovative service and protect themselves and their loved ones,” Iwundu said.