Having introduced a well being and financial disaster worldwide, the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered issues over numerous features of individuals’s welfare. To know and assist with the concerns of Filipinos in the course of the disaster, Cocolife carried out its first analysis examine below its pilot analysis neighborhood — Cocolife Thought Hub.

With the title “Cocolife Cares: Insights into the COVID-19 pandemic”, the examine appears to be like into the well being and monetary worries of Filipinos and their viewpoints on buying insurance coverage and funding merchandise amid the disaster. “Cocolife Cares” surveyed shut to three,500 Filipinos via a web-based questionnaire all through the twond, 3rd and 4th quarters of 2021.

Whereas well being and monetary worries are already anticipated, a particular discovering in Cocolife’s examine is that Filipinos are extra apprehensive about their households getting sick (99%) than themselves (97%). 96% of Filipinos involved about their well being resulting from COVID-19 have additionally taken steps to guard themselves comparable to taking nutritional vitamins, maintaining a healthy diet meals, and praying.

Moreover, the uncertainties over the disaster make funds worrying for many, no matter their socioeconomic class. Medical payments are what most respondents are involved about (97%), adopted by bills due to the pandemic (97%) after which saving cash (93%).

Respondents additionally shared that they and their relations have both misplaced their jobs, had decreased working hours, or been quickly laid off as a result of pandemic. The bulk additionally considered their private monetary state of affairs as honest to poor (71%). 41% added that their monetary standing worsened this yr.

Insurance coverage preferences and hesitancy

Amid such a disaster, Filipinos elevated their consciousness in regards to the worth of safety and safety. This has led to a larger appreciation of insurance coverage merchandise, with 46% realizing the necessity for insurance coverage safety now greater than ever for his or her households. 89% additionally thought-about that life and medical health insurance coverages are helpful in the course of the pandemic.

Ma. Rowena Asnan, Vice President for Advertising and Company Communications

“The extra Filipinos fear about their household, the extra they prioritize their household’s well-being and monetary safety,” stated Ma. Rowena Asnan, Vice President for Advertising and Company Communications of Cocolife. “These priorities elevated the curiosity of Filipinos in the direction of insurance coverage. One third of them are literally prepared to buy monetary merchandise this yr.”

Cocolife’s analysis confirmed that 36% of Filipino respondents intend to purchase life insurance coverage; 31% for HMO plans; and 30% need to make investments this yr. These respondents are principally single millennials, a majority of that are females from decrease to middle-income socioeconomic courses.

Amongst these intending to purchase life insurance coverage, 52% choose entire life insurance coverage. Topping the checklist of their priorities is household’s revenue safety (23%). However, the highest precedence of these planning to avail of HMO within the following months is the protection for hospitalization and confinement (24%).For the respondents intending to take a position this yr, their main funding goal is to earn a mixture of revenue and capital development (34%).

The examine additionally noticed that Filipinos choose an insurance coverage plan customizable to their life stage, price range, and wishes, greater than distinctive product options.

However whether or not life insurance coverage, HMO, or funding, the first cause why a few of Filipinos don’t plan or are unsure to buy these merchandise is the insufficiency of cash. With 71% ranking their monetary state of affairs poorly plus the rising value of dwelling within the nation, Filipinos assume they can’t afford monetary merchandise along with their bills. The second cause is having an unstable supply of revenue. Earnings instability makes it tougher for Filipinos to pay for payments, requirements, and even setting apart funds for financial savings. Having unstable revenue circulation solely exacerbates lots of the issues Filipinos cope with.

Such outcomes of “Cocolife Cares” introduced the gaps and challenges that Filipinos face in shopping for insurance coverage, thereby telling the insurer as properly tips on how to enhance its services and products.

Cocolife’s function

“Insurers ought to welcome the optimistic notion of the respondents as an indication of progress,” stated Ms. Asnan. “Consequently, they need to take steps in addressing the hole as to why majority are nonetheless not inspired to truly buy insurance coverage and funding plans.”

The examine thus urged Cocolife to leverage digital instruments and platforms to carry monetary teaching programs to Filipinos, the place they will be taught ideas that assist make accountable monetary selections. Importantly, these applications needs to be inclusive and applicable to the wants of various financial courses.

With the pandemic affecting individuals no matter their monetary capacities, Cocolife additionally expressed its dedication to creating merchandise that attend to the life like wants of each financial group and adapt to their life levels. This contains creating extra entry-level and inexpensive insurance coverage merchandise like time period plans and particular person private accident plans for the monetary safety of Filipinos present process monetary difficulties.

Midway via 2021, Cocolife launched their new safety plans: the Cocolife Shield and Shield Plus. These complete plans with inexpensive premiums as little as P2,000 are designed to supply Filipinos and their households the monetary safety they want within the occasion of an accident leading to harm, incapacity, or loss of life. The protection for each Cocolife Shield and Shield Plus vary from P500,000 to P1,000,000 for unintended profit with extra burial profit provided below 1-year, 2-year, and 3-year phrases so Filipinos can really feel extra secured particularly throughout these attempting instances.

Responding to Filipinos’ wants, Cocolife provides one other product to their complete product portfolio. Cocolife Time period Protect, a time period life insurance coverage plan that ensures most monetary safety at an inexpensive value. It offers assured monetary safety equal to 100% of the face quantity in case of loss. With Time period Protect, Filipinos can tailor their plan based on their price range and monetary targets.

Time period Protect’s protection might be as brief as 1 yr or so long as 10 years, 20 years, or as much as age 65. For as little as P13 per day, a 25-year-old can get pleasure from as much as P1,000,000 of life protection for a complete yr. It additionally permits handy renewal and conversion of the plan to a brand new everlasting life insurance coverage with none proof of insurability inside the given timeframe.

“The pandemic highlighted what we’re as a company, what we stand for, and what we care about. We now have persistently stayed true to our thrust of bettering the standard of lifetime of Filipinos, equipping them with instruments to attain their targets and desires.” stated Atty. Martin Loon, Cocolife’s President and Chief Govt Officer. “We at Cocolife emphasize the religion and belief we’ve got within the Filipino: Filipino expertise, Filipino values, the Filipino dream.”

“It’s actually what the insurance coverage enterprise is all about,” he added. “It’s about serving to individuals seize their desires it doesn’t matter what occurs, one of the simplest ways we are able to.”

“Cocolife Cares: Insights into the COVID-19 pandemic” is the corporate’s first analysis examine below the Cocolife Thought Hub. The Thought Hub was created to higher perceive the perceptions of Filipinos on a large variety of matters with a view to innovate providers and merchandise that can enhance their lives.

Discover out extra about Cocolife’s services and products by visiting www.cocolife.com.


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