Malaysia – Touch ‘n Go Group, via TNG Digital, owner and operator of Touch ‘n Go eWallet, together with AIA Malaysia, an insurance firm, has launched SafeTrip, a travel insurance plan for both domestic and international travel and covers travel inconveniences, medical expenses, personal accidents, and comes with extra COVID-19 protection. 

SafeTrip also gives international travelers an option to top-up their coverage for medical expenses related to Covid-19 to up to US$57,200 (RM250,000) in total, enabling them to satisfy the travel requirements of their destination country.

The company said SafeTrip costs just US$0.68 (RM3) per day for domestic trips and US$2.29 (RM10) per day for short trips in most Asian countries. Besides enjoying a rebate of up to 25% on their premiums for domestic plans and selected international destinations, Touch ‘n Go eWallet users will also receive an additional premium discount of 5% if they travel in a group of five and more.

Effendy Shahul Hamid, group chief executive officer (CEO) of Touch ‘n Go Group, said in celebration of the Hari Raya festival, the introduction of this second insurance product is timely as they expect to see more Malaysians making plans to make up for the lost time to reunite with their loved ones domestically and internationally. 

“SafeTrip is affordable and convenient to sign up for and it offers Touch ‘n Go, eWallet users, a rebate of up to 25% on domestic and international plans. Using technology and innovation effectively, we are excited to expand our services with AIA and offer this travel insurance to all our users,” Hamid said.

“We advise all users to ensure that they meet all travel requirements of their destination country to have a worry-free trip, as many countries mandate a certain amount of insurance coverage, especially on Covid-19 protection,” Hamid added.

Touch ‘n Go has been expanding its value-added services and has now included travel insurance as well, where users can buy this product directly from their Touch ‘n Go eWallet.

Users can select their travel destination, travel date, and the number of travelers to get a quotation instantly. Once payment is completed via the eWallet, users will be covered the moment their trip starts. 

Users can also submit a claim easier and faster as the entire process from claims submission to instant claims payout is performed online.

Ben Ng, CEO of AIA Bhd, commented, “Following the success of our first product collaboration, WalletSafe, the company is bringing yet another innovative and personalised solution to benefit Touch ‘n Go eWallet’s over 16 million users. SafeTrip could not have come at a more appropriate time as many are looking to resume travel plans with the reopening of borders.”

“We believe this product is set to provide our partner’s users with the much-needed peace of mind when they go on their trips, in line with AIA’s purpose of helping people live healthier, longer and better,” Ng adds. 

Since July 2021, TNG Digital and AIA had a long-term strategic partnership, paving the way for AIA to provide digital insurance solutions to users of Touch ‘n Go eWallet.