Kenya: Sanlam General Insurance Rolls Out Road Assistance Services

11 December 2019

Nairobi — Sanlam General Insurance has launched Sanlam Road Assistance a comprehensive private motor insurance service geared towards improving the experience of its motor insurance customers.

The firm's CEO Caroline Laichena says the service includes on spot accident assessment, free post-accident support, towing and an optional add on for courtesy car and taxi service to complete the journey.

"As a company, we are passionate about our consumers who are the core of how we do business. The Sanlam Road Assistance service is a clear demonstration of our commitment to investing in the right tools and technologies that provide critical insights about our customers' needs, enabling us to respond with the most relevant products and services," incoming Sanlam General Insurance CEO Caroline Laichena said.

On spot-accident support entails the dispatch of a Rapid Response Personnel to the scene of the accident, whose role is to commence with the scene assessment, directing local authorities to the scene, filling in the digitized accident report form and securing statements from witnesses at the scene.

The personnel will also be responsible for documenting the accident in the form of photos and in the event of two parties involved in an accident, obtaining the relevant documents of individuals involved - driving license, insurance policy, vehicle documents. This also ensures that the digitized claims process will now start at the scene of the accident, significantly shortening the claims process.

In the event towing services are required, Sanlam will dispatch a towing truck to the location of the accident. The services will also be available in the case of a car breakdown to a garage of the customers' choice.

Additionally, Sanlam will provide taxi services, entailing the dispatch of a taxi to the scene of the accident to enable customers to proceed to their destination while Sanlam personnel attend to the matter. Customers can also buy the enhanced courtesy car benefit; where the replacement vehicle will be like their current vehicle.

The service which is currently available in Nairobi and its environs within a 100km by road is set to be available across major towns in the country by March next year.

Besides the road assistance, Sanlam has introduced a digital valuation process for all comprehensive insurance covers. Simplifying the vehicle valuation process and saving the customer valuable time. The service is meant to take valuation to customers which is the convenience the customers want.

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