M.A.Saleemdeen - Manager Business Development and Marketing of George Steuart's. Mr.Rohana Weerasinghe - General Manager Technical &Claims of George Steuart's. Mr. Joachim Caspersz-Director / Chief Executive Officer of George Steuart's. Jiffry Zulfer-Chief Executive Officer of PickMe. Isira Perera-Chief Operating Officer of PickMe. Shifaz Riyaz-Chief Financial Officer of PickMe & Gowshik Sathiyasiva-Head of Marketing & Communications of PickMe.
PickMe, the country’s leading technology based mobility solutions provider, has collaborated with the Company’s Insurance representative, George Steuart Insurance Brokers to further enhance the value of services offered to passengers and its driver partners of its ride hailing platform. Accordingly, George Steuart is set to facilitate insurance coverage for accidental death, permanent disability and hospitalization in case of an accident to all PickMe passengers with an insurance policy underwritten by Orient Insurance Ltd.
Commenting on the collaboration and insurance scheme, Director/CEO of George Steuart Insurance Brokers Mr.Joachim Caspersz said, “PickMe’s innovative spirit resonates well with us as we consistently seek to offer insurance solutions that cater to the needs of the modern world. This insurance scheme is part and parcel of our efforts to offer unique products and make an impactful difference.”
The insurance scheme provides a maximum medical insurance cover of up to Rs 200, 000 along with an entitlement of up to Rs 500,000 in case of partial disability, permanent disability or death due to an accident. Moreover, the insurance scheme offers third party bodily injury cover up to Rs 10 million and third party property damage cover up to Rs 500, 000.
“Our success and sustainability of business operations stem from our ability to offer added value to all our stakeholders. In this case, our passengers and driver partners stand to receive a more substantive service than is the case with a standard app-based transportation service. We feel that this is the time for such value additions as we have seen an increase of PickMe services usage across the nation. As a truly Sri Lankan Company, we are pleased to be able to provide a more comprehensive and valuable service to Sri Lankans,” commented Isira Perera, Chief Operating Officer of PickMe.
George Steuart’s has been involved as intermediaries in insurance in Sri Lanka for well over 150 years. The Company ranks amongst the oldest insurance intermediaries operating in the region. A wholly owned subsidiary, George Steuart Insurance Brokers (Pvt) Ltd., (GSIB) functions as an independent insurance broker with access to all registered insurers in Sri Lanka and via a network of global partners. GSIB has access to a network of global insurers and underwriters alike and operates regionally. The subsidiary is registered to operate in Sri Lanka by the Insurance Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (IRCSL) and is a member of the Sri Lanka Insurance Brokers Association (SLIBA)