Introduced since 2002, the insurance package is exclusively available to all Honda owners and boasts of being able to provide comprehensive protection and coverage in various situations.
“The all-inclusive and wide-ranging HiP is the best insurance plan for Honda owners because it is developed by Honda, for Honda customers and with our Honda cars in mind," said Honda Malaysia managing director and CEO Toichi Ishiyama.
The newly enhanced insurance package has been expanded to include three areas of protection - dubbed Rescue, Protection and Savings.
The first benefit, Rescue entails the HiP rescue team which are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week which provides 24/7 towing assistance* in case of accidents, breakdowns and floods.
The cars will be sent to any Honda authorised Body & Paint Centre within a 450km round trip from the location while the roadside repair service offers free labour of up to RM200 per event, excluding spare parts.
Apart from that, 24/7 roadside repair services are also available during unforeseen incidences such as a flat tyre, running out of fuel or replacing a flat battery.
In addition, the company promises to provide an efficient and hassle-free claim assistance where members will be updated constantly throughout the claims process.
Regarding Protection, HiP members will be promised with only high-quality workmanship on all body and paint repairs at all Honda Authorised Body & Paint Centres.
The company also promises that only 100% of Honda genuine body and parts replacements which come with a six-month warranty or 10,000km mileage warranty are used at these authorised Honda centres.
Furthermore, HiP members whose cars are repaired at a Honda Authorised Body & Paint Centre will receive speedy claim pre-approval for claims below RM20,000.
Aside from that, HiP members will also be given medical assistance (minimal fees may be required) such as medical referral and arrangement of appointments, dispatch of medications which are not available locally, and medical evacuation or repatriation if required.
As an additional new protection benefit, a HiP member is now entitled to Personal Accident Coverage of up to RM15,000 in the event of Accidental Death or Permanent Disability in the Named Vehicle Car accident.
HiP enables members to enjoy the benefit of Savings - which received the most enhancement in the overall package.
The existing HiP 100% insurance payout based on the agreed value if the vehicle is stolen or severely damaged in an accident for the vehicle age of up to 10 years since its registration is now upgraded to 13 years for all HiP members.
Other newly introduced privileges include Unnamed Driver whereby HiP provides coverage for all drivers under private registration with no additional names and compulsory excess payment required; flood allowance of up to RM1,500; special relief allowance of RM1,500 in the event of car theft or total loss and RM1,000 for lost key reimbursement.
Apart from that, HiP members are also entitled to a 100% coverage for 10 years with no betterment fee that allows old parts of a Honda car damaged due to accident to be replaced with new original parts.
All existing and new Honda customers can renew and apply for HiP at their preferred authorised dealer.
For more information, log on to www.honda.com.my or call Honda’s Toll-Free at 1-800-88-2020.