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Edelweiss Tokio Life launches Covid Shield+, India’s first individual Covid life insurance policy

11/9/20 2:32 PM

  • Critical illness benefit of minimum Rs. 10 Lakhs on admission to ICU/HDU for at least 24-hour, post COVID-19 diagnosis, to safeguard your savings
  • Term cover benefit of Rs. 25 Lakhs (minimum enhanced sum assured) post Covid-19 diagnosis, to secure your loved ones
  • A single-pay cost-effective cover for one year with premiums starting Rs. 5,329
  • Instant decisioning without any medical examination

Mumbai, Nov 9, 2020: Edelweiss Life Insurance today announced the launch of Covid Shield+India’s first individual Covid-19 life insurance product, to secure people’s dreams and aspirations from the financial impact of a Covid-19 diagnosis. Staying true to its tradition of product innovation, the life insurer was guided by customer insights on vast deviation in private healthcare cost and an increased sense of financial uncertainty during this ongoing pandemic.

Covid Shield+ also carves out a new niche product category for the industry, which caters to people’s increased protection needs, arising because of the pandemic. The product, which carries a 1-year tenure, offers a substantial critical illness benefit, a term cover, is cost effective and offers instant decisioning without any medical examination.

Commenting on the product launch, Subhrajit Mukhopadhyay, Executive Director, Edelweiss Life Insurance said, “We have always strived to create relevant innovation, in line with the changing customer needs. Through our recent customer interactions, we realised that the threat of financial impact, has made this disease even more daunting. People are worried that a Covid-19 diagnosis will disrupt their savings and therefore their long-term aspirations. We want to take away that worry from our customers through Covid Shield+ and let them focus on a healthy recovery instead of their finances.”

With premium rates starting at only Rs. 5,329, Covid Shield+ offers a critical illness benefit of minimum Rs. 10 lakh post 24-hour ICU or HDU hospitalization owing to Covid-19. In addition, on diagnosis of Covid-19, the product also triggers minimum enhanced term cover worth Rs. 25 lakhs sum assured. Recognising the importance of a quick issuance in the current situation, the product does not require any medical examination and provides instant decisioning to the policy applicant. 

 “There were several factors that contributed to this product design. While ICU/HDU hospitalisation can be an expensive affair, the peripheral and post-hospitalisation costs for recovery are also significant. There is also a considerable risk of income loss if the breadwinner does not survive the disease. Some families are already combating worries of job loss and any huge healthcare expense could completely deplete their savings. Covid Shield+ is a comprehensive solution that provides financial protection against any such eventuality,” Mukhopadhyay added.

Covid Shield+ can be bought online or through an advisor representing Edelweiss Life by people within the ages of 18 to 65 years.

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About Edelweiss Life Insurance

Edelweiss Life Insurance is a joint venture between India’s Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd and Japan’s Tokio Marine Holdings. The company established its pan-India operations in July 2011 with an immovable focus on protecting people’s dreams and aspirations. Guided by customer insights, the company has been offering need-based and innovative life insurance solutions to help customers live their #ZindagiUnlimited. With a customer-centric approach, the company endeavours to build a multi-channel distribution network to effectively serve over 4 lakhs customers across the country. As of March 2020, the life insurer has established 121 branches in 93 major cities.


Edelweiss Life Insurance has been consistently recognized at several forums like SKOCH Awards 2019 and India Insurance Summit & Awards 2020 for Product Innovation, TISS LeapVault CLO Awards 2019 for its Sales Enablement efforts and Campaign PR Awards India 2020, E4M Indian Content Marketing Awards, & Tokio Marine’s Good Company Awards 2019 for its social initiative on organ donation.

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