The worldwide 24/7 protection, being offered in both conventional and Takaful options, provides the member Accidental Hospital Income of RM50 per day, for a maximum of 30 days per insured event.
In the event of an unfortunate death or permanent disablement of the Mesra card member in an accident, the family or next-of-kin of the member, will be entitled to a cash payment of up to RM25,000 (increased to RM50,000 if the insured event occurs on a public holiday gazetted by the Government).
“Due to overwhelming response from our customers since launching the initiative in February this year, we have decided to open up the one-month complimentary offer to all our existing and new Mesra card members,” said PDB’s Head of Retail Business Division Aadrin Azly.
“When we asked around, we realise that there are many who are not insured, under-insured or assumed they are insured. Safe to say, many still overlooked the necessity of insurance and through this offer, we hope that our customers will take this opportunity to get themselves covered as it is a mere RM1 per month,” he added.
All Mesra card members will be receiving an SMS or email from Petronas informing them of this free PA benefit. Members who wish to continue to enjoy the PA benefit for the following months will have to spend a minimum RM100 each month and subscription for the PA benefit will cost only RM1 whereby 100 Mesra Points will be deducted from Mesra Card members’ account.
Additionally, by registering for the Mesra PA Plan, Mesra card members are automatically enrolled for the AXXESS programme, where AXXESSpoints can be earned at participating merchants nationwide.
“Mesra card members are able to use the earned AXXESSpoints to reduce or pay in full, members’ annual motor insurance premiums, in addition to obtaining free private healthcare benefits,” said Shieldcard executive chairman Tunku Naquiyuddin Ibni Tuanku Ja’afar. The programme is structured to leverage on individuals everyday spending habits, to provide healthcare and other protection benefits, he added.
The PA Benefit is part of the Mesra Loyalty Programme.