AXA Launches Market’s First “SurgiCare Surgical Insurance Plan” to Provide Lump-Sum Payment for VHIS-Defined Surgeries

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Survey: One in three people in Hong Kong has had surgery

Recovery after surgeries could cost more 250,000 HKD

AXA fills the protection gap with a premium as low as HKD10 one day

HONG KONG, August 5, 2021 / PRNewswire / – AXA Hong Kong (AXA) launches the “SurgiCare Surgical Insurance Plan” (“SurgiCare”). “SurgiCare” is the leading surgical insurance plan on the market based on the four levels of the Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS) surgical intervention program – minor, intermediate, major and complex, to provide comprehensive coverage for more than 450 kinds of operation. “SurgiCare” offers lump-sum benefits of up to 100% of the sum insured for complex surgeries and 30% for heavy surgeries. It also offers unlimited[1] number of claims with a lump sum payment of 2,500 HKD and 6,000 HKD for each of the minor and intermediate surgeries covered respectively.

Kevin Chor, Chief Life and Health Insurance Officer of AXA Hong Kong and Macao, shared his perspective on the results of a recent survey on the experience of Hong Kong people with surgery and presented the main benefits of the new “ SurgiCare Surgical Insurance Plan ”.

It doesn’t matter what disease it is or where the surgery takes place, “SurgiCare” offers clients a lump sum payment whenever surgery is medically necessary and covered by VHIS. “SurgiCare” provides coverage for daily and additional non-medical expenses incurred during the recovery trip, which is an excellent addition to customers’ existing medical insurance plans which can only cover medical bills. With “SurgiCare”, customers can enjoy truly comprehensive health protection.

With a premium as low as HKD10 per day[2], customers can be well protected by “SurgiCare”. The premium for “SurgiCare” will not be affected by medical inflation. Regardless of any change in health status and the history of claims after joining the plan, renewal of “SurgiCare” is guaranteed up to the age of 100. September 30, 2021, a customer who takes out two or more policies with different insureds, each policy can benefit from a premium discount of up to 12 months.

Major or complex surgeries are common and require financial support and time to recover

In Hong Kong, more than a third (36%) of people have had at least one surgery in their lifetime, according to a joint survey[3] led by AXA and YouGov, an international research and data analysis group. Of those who had major or complex surgeries, nearly 20% spent more than 250,000 HKD during their convalescence which can last more than two weeks (66%) or even more than 3 months (14%). It can also lead to loss of income – 62% experienced loss of income from surgery, of which almost 10% had no income for more than a year. In addition, data from the hospital authority[4] shows that major and complex surgeries are very common. In 2019-2020, more than 100,000 operations performed inside operating theaters were major or complex surgeries, which represented 57% of the total number of operations.

Kevin Chor, Chief Life and Health Insurance Officer, AXA Hong Kong and Macau, said: “From the results of our survey and data from the Hospital Authority, we can see that surgeries are very common in Hong Kong and many citizens have undergone major or complex surgeries. Apart from medical costs, post-operative care is essential. Once released from the hospital, there may be non-medical needs such as purchasing nutritional supplements, home medical supplies, or even arranging for a professional care service which can be costly. However, many of these expenses may not be reimbursed by Medicare or covered by Critical Illness Insurance. “SurgiCare” helps fill this protection gap and provides comprehensive protection to our customers, underscoring AXA’s commitment to be a true lifelong partner for our customers. “

Additional support allowance for parents to take care of their loved ones

AXA also fully recognizes that many parents would be very worried if their children were hospitalized, so “SurgiCare” offers an additional one-time payment of 5% of the sum insured as an additional benefit if the insured is 12 years old. or less undergoes major surgery or complex surgery coverage.

For more information on “SurgiCare”, please visit: https://www.axa.com.hk/en/surgicare-surgical-insurance-plan

The above information is for reference only. For further details on the bonus discount and product features, content, conditions and exclusions, please refer to the product brochure, policy provisions and promotional leaflet.

[1] Minor / intermediate surgery is only eligible for this benefit if there has been no previous minor / intermediate surgery performed on the same part of the body in the past 5 years.

[2] Calculation based on the annual premium of the “SurgiCare Surgical Insurance Plan” for a 30-year-old non-smoker man with an insured sum of HKD 300,000.

[3] The survey was conducted between June 24 and 29, 2021 using YouGov’s online panel in Hong Kong, with a total of 1,032 interviews conducted. Figures are weighted against the online population in Hong Kong.

[4] According to the 2019-2020 statistical report of the hospital administration.

About AXA Hong Kong and Macau

AXA Hong Kong and Macau is a member of the AXA Group, a leading global insurer present in 54 markets and serving 105 million customers worldwide. Our goal is to act for human progress by protecting what matters.

As one of the most diverse insurers offering integrated solutions in the fields of life insurance, health and general insurance, our aim is to be the insurance and welfare partner. be holistic of the individuals, businesses and the community we serve.

Continuous product innovation and enriching the customer experience are at the heart of our service commitment, through actively listening to our customers and leveraging technology and digital transformation.

We embrace our responsibility to be a force for good in order to create shared value for our community. We are proud to be the leading insurer in Hong Kong and Macau to meet the important need for mental health through different products and services. For example, the Mind Charger feature on our holistic wellness platform “AXA BetterMe”, which is available through our Emma by AXA mobile app, is open not only to our customers, but to the community as a whole. We will continue to foster social progress through our product offerings and community investments to support the sustainable development of Hong Kong and Macau.

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