Bits and BobsNTUC’s FlexiTravel Hourly Insurance allows travellers the flexibility of protecting themselves during short trips without the hefty price tag.

Short getaways made safe with hourly travel insurance

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Travellers visiting nearby destinations for several hours or a few days can now easily stay protected.
Travellers visiting nearby destinations for several hours or a few days can now easily stay protected.

Singapore-based insurance provider NTUC Income has rolled out with FlexiTravel Hourly Insurance which covers travellers by the hour.

Travellers can stay protected and insured against risks at a coverage of S$1.80 for six hours, and S$0.30 for every subsequent hour, capped at a maximum charge of S$3 a day.

Travellers are able to easily activate and stop their coverage via the ‘My Income’ mobile app. With its geolocation feature, the app will also push notifications to travellers to remind them to activate their FlexiTravel Hourly Insurance plan when it detects that they are departing Singapore, and to terminate their plan upon arrival in Singapore.

Alternatively, travellers can update their travel details and choose the duration of the coverage manually in the app without turning on the geolocation feature.

“Based on a recent survey we conducted, we found travellers to be most concerned about seeking assistance when mishaps occur such as catching Covid or getting injured while overseas and needing medical treatment, as well as losing their personal belongings,” Annie Chua, vice president and head of personal lines of NTUC Income said.

“The launch of FlexiTravel Hourly Insurance is timely in catering to the evolving needs of travellers, such as short trips to nearby destinations and travelling amidst the pandemic, so they can now travel with peace of mind as they stay protected by the hour as needed,” she added.

Currently, FlexiTravel Hourly Insurance is only available for travellers visiting Malaysia, Bintan or Batam.

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