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Insurance hands on support after boat accident occurred AIG gives confidence by providing guarantee for medical expense

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Insurance hands on support after boat accident occurred AIG gives confidence by providing guarantee for medical expense


October 20, 2014: Phuket – Insurance sector hands on support to the tourists after there was boat accident near by Phuket, proof the value of insurance and restore confident in both insurance and tourism sector.

Mr. Chailerk Jitkaew, Corporate Communication Manager, New Hampshire Insurance Company, a member of AIG, reveals that regarding to the boat accident on evening of October 19, 2014, there were several tourists had got injuries and few were loss in the sea. The tour operator had purchased group accident insurance for tourist and guide with AIG Thailand. The policy provides coverage for medical expense at Baht 500,000 each and, if in case, dead coverage at 1 million baht. In order to provide confident to the relevant parties especially, the victims of accident and the hospitals, today AIG Thailand has instantly delivered a confirmation letter to guarantee the medical expense to all 5 hospitals.

“Keeping promise is major role of insurance. Together with AIG philosophy which is, to beside the customer at the time they want us most. So, we deliver the medical expense confirmation letter to all hospitals. We believe that this will help support the hospitals to take care all the patients at their best. Also, all the patients should more or less relieve from worry about the medical expense. “Moreover, we hope that all relevant parties will see and have more confident with the readiness of insurance operator in Thailand as well as perceive that Thailand tourism policy especially, insurance protection, works well and on time.”

As of October 20, there were reported of over 40 passengers, comprising of tourist, crews and guide, on the speed boat. Most of them have got minor injury and are under taking care in five major hospitals in Phuket, Vachira Phuket Hospital, Bangkok Hospital Phuket, Phuket International Hospital, Mission Hospital and Phuket Provincial Administrative Organizational Hospital. There are some in serious condition and few are reported missing.



Mr. Methasit Anansiripun (3rd left), Phuket Branch Manager of AIG Insurance (Thailand) Public Company Limited with Varatdhaya  Konglertvarakorn (2nd left), representative from OIC Phuket office during visiting the patients and delivering confirmation letter to the representatives of  the Phuket Provincial Administrative Organizational on October 20, 2014.

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