KUALA LUMPUR: Takaful Ikhlas Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of MNRB Holdings Bhd, estimates that its ChoicePlus brand medical card will generate some RM66 million in premium contributions for its financial year ending March 31, 2013.
Takaful Ikhlas executive vice-president Wan Mohd Fadzlullah Wan Abdullah said the card is expected to attract 70,000 participants.
“Since the launch of Choice-Plus in September 2011, it has already attracted 14,000 employees and RM41 million in income,” he said after the signing an agreement between Takaful Ikhlas and the National Heart Institute (IJN) here yesterday.
Under the agreement, IJN is a strategic partner and panel hospital for the ChoicePlus medical cards.
In addition to offering affordable rates to cardholders, IJN also undertakes to promote the card jointly with Takaful Ikhlas including organising health talks and checkups.
ChoicePlus, introduced in September 2011, is a medical aid card targeting all employers in Malaysia for the purpose of looking after their employees’ health and welfare.
IJN chief executive officer Dr Robaayah Zambahari said cardiovascular disease is the foremost cause of death globally, including in Malaysia, and is expected to increase with an ageing population, and unhealthy lifestyles.
“With the reputation and track record of Takaful Ikhlas, we hope to bring about a synergy in increasing the awareness and benefits to customers and the public,” she added. – The Malaysian Reserve
Photo: (from left) Dr Robaayah, Wan Mohd Fadzlullah, and senior vice-president of new market business development and medical/health division Kenny Ong Chun Eng at the signing ceremony in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.