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HNB inks MOU with Allianz to provide special benefits for Club and Priority Circle customers

(L-R): Chamika Piyathissa, Assistant Relationship Manager, Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd.; Kevin Paul, Manager, Bancassurance, Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd.; Mihiri Seneviratne, Assistant General Manager, Technical, Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd.; Wasantha Warnasuriya, General Manager, Bancassurance & Alternate Channels, Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd.; Sanjay Wijemanne, Deputy General Manager, Retail Banking-HNB; Kumar Jairaj, Product Manager, Priority Circle, HNB and Michelle De Silva, Head of Club, HNB.

Sri Lanka’s largest retail bank, HNB PLC announced a new partnership with Allianz Insurance Lanka Limited to provide a specially designed International HealthCare plan that offers a comprehensive pre-to-post hospitalization care to HNB Club and Priority Circle customers by linking them to best healthcare facilities in any part of the world.

“Progress takes on different forms for different people however our partnership with Allianz represents another major leap forward in terms of the value we are now able to offer our HNB Club and Priority Circle members.

“As a result, our most esteemed customers will now have access to some of the most comprehensive and high quality treatment when overseas. Particularly given the flat rate on their discounted premiums up to the age of 64, today’s MOU delivers unprecedented value to our customers and we encourage them to consider signing on to take maximum use of these remarkable benefits,” HNB DGM – Retail Banking, Sanjay Wijemanne explained.

The new agreement will provide HNB Club and Priority Circle customers with discounted premiums for the Allianz Global HealthCare plan which entitles them to benefits worth between US$ 800,000 to US$ 1.5 million per annum – including a wide range of in- hospitalization and critical illness treatment including emergency medical evacuation.

“As Sri Lanka’s middle class becomes more affluent, there is an increasing demand from some of our customers for medical treatment overseas. Even over the recent past we have seen the continuous growth of medical tourism to India, Singapore and other destinations capable of providing cutting edge treatment and therapy.

“In that regard we are confident that our new partnership with Allianz Lanka will open up new opportunities and empower our valued HNB Club and Priority Circle customers to seek out the best treatment available internationally,” added Wijemanne.

In addition to the discounted flat premiums, the plan also provides a family discount of 12.5% for a family of 3 or more members.

The Allianz Global Healthcare plan is split into three categories of which the Classic package is limited to coverage in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and India, while the Gold and Premier packages are available worldwide excluding Canada and the United States of America.

Operating across 251 customer centres island-wide, HNB PLC is Sri Lanka’s largest private sector commercial bank, having been declared Bank of the Year 2017 by the prestigious British financial magazine The Banker, in recognition of its performance as the most profitable banking group and for introducing unprecedented innovations to the domestic banking industry.

HNB was adjudged ‘Best Retail Bank 2018 in Sri Lanka’ for the 10th time while being recognized as having the ‘Best Micro finance Product 2017 in the Asia Pacific Region’

HNB is the first local Bank in Sri Lanka to receive an international rating on par with the sovereign from Moody’s Investor Services while maintaining a national long term rating of AA – (lka) from Fitch Ratings Lanka Ltd., and amongst the top 1000 banks in the world by The Banker.

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