Azuri and APA Insurance introduce affordable income and funeral cover for solar and off-grid customers in Kenya
Off-grid solar consumers can now opt in to an affordable insurance cover for loss of income and funeral expenses thanks to Azuri and APA partnership
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Azuri Technologies, a leading provider of pay-as-you-go solar power, in conjunction with APA Insurance, Kenya’s leading insurer, today announced the launch of HospiCash, a low-cost micro-insurance product for Azuri solar power customers across Kenya.
By adding the optional HospiCash service to their pay-as-you-go home solar solution, Azuri customers benefit from the peace of mind with income cover when hospitalised, in addition to cover for funeral expenses.
Azuri HospiCash customers who are unable to work due to being hospitalised can claim up to KES 1,000 per day. In addition, the policy also covers funeral expenses up to KES 10,000 upon death of the insured paid to a named beneficiary.
Speaking during the official launch of the HospiCash at the APA headquarters in Nairobi, Azuri CEO Simon Bransfield-Garth said: “We are delighted to be partnering with APA to further Azuri’s vision of providing consumers across Africa with products and services that have the power to truly change and improve lives.”
“Many off-grid consumers find it difficult to access modern financial products and so combining Azuri’s reach and APA’s affordable insurance allows customers to concentrate on making a full recovery rather than worrying about the loss of income from being hospitalised.”
Apollo Group CEO, Mr. Ashok Shah said, “Off-grid consumers have been traditionally underserved by insurance providers because of the relative difficulty of access. The partnership with Azuri provides a means to open up a range of financial inclusion offerings to this important customer base. APA Insurance is committed to providing insurance to all income groups in Kenya.”
Azuri’s HospiCash cover is being rolled out nationwide and will be available to all Azuri Quad and Azuri solar TV customers.
The Azuri Quad solar home lighting system costs as little as KES49 per day (or KES52 per day with APA Insurance cover) and includes a 10W solar panel, four bright LED lights, USB port and connectors for mobile phone charging, rechargeable radio and rechargeable torch.
AzuriTV, the first PayGo solar TV with satellite system of its kind to be launched in Africa, features a 24-inch super slim LED TV, over 100 satellite TV channels, four bright LED lights for use inside and outside the home, mobile phone charging, rechargeable radio and rechargeable torch.
Photo caption: Apollo Group CEO, Ashok Shah (left) and Azuri CEO Simon Bransfield-Garth pictured during the official launch of HospiCash, an affordable insurance cover for loss of income and funeral expenses made possible by the Azuri and APA partnership announced today.
Media enquiries: Gina Ghensi, Press Office, Azuri Technologies, +44 7769 875 422 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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About Azuri Technologies Ltd. (www.azuri-technologies.com)
Azuri Technologies is a pioneer in pay-as-you-go Solar Home Systems to rural off-grid communities. With offices in Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia, Uganda and Tanzania, Azuri provides life-changing solar technology across Sub-Saharan Africa enabling off-grid communities to access renewable, distributed power on a pay-as-you-go basis. Azuri combines latest solar technology with mobile payment platforms and has been delivering
About APA Insurance
APA Insurance is part of the Apollo Group, one of the leading insurance groups operating in East Africa, providing a broad array of insurance solutions across Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. APA is one of Kenya’s largest non-life insurers and provides access to Motor, Liability, Agriculture, Property and Health insurance as well as a unique range of micro-insurance products. Its other primary insurance business units include APA Life Insurance, APA Insurance in Uganda; an asset management company, Apollo Asset Management; and a property company, Gordon Court. The Apollo Associate in Tanzania is Reliance Insurance Company.