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Chuks Udo Okonta
AfriGlobal Insurance Brokers Limited, one of the leading broking firms in the country has launched its InsurTech Digital Platform “ AfriCover24/7” a round the clock digital Insurance transaction platform conceived to bring insurance practice closer to the people.
AfriCover24/7 InsurTech Digital Platform was designed to assist businesses, Individuals and technology providers access and redistribute insurance products with ease.
The Chairman of the firm, Sylverius Okoli, at the virtual launch of the platform yesterday, said technology remains the hub for business growth and that the organisation had resolved to leverage technology to drive its operations.
He posited that the platform would help remove all limitations policyholders would have encounter in the quest of getting genuine insurance covers, stressing that with the platform the insuring public, especially vehicle owners would be free from Police arrest, as they could easily procure genuine policies without any hassle.
He implored individuals who desire genuine insurance policies to download the applications from the various App stores.
The Managing Director/CEO of AfriGlobal Insurance Brokers Limited, Casmir Azubuike, said the platform provides great opportunity for the public to procure insurance policies from insurance companies of their choice.
“The launch of Africover24/7 signifies a new milestone in our relationship with insurance community globally. We are interested in speaking with Insurtechs, solution providers and insurers interested in participating in this ecosystem initiative,” he said.
He maintained that the firm has received all regulatory approval for the platform to operate seamlessly, stressing that the public can get insurance quotes from the platform, commence and conclude their transactions on the platform.
“As the insurance sector is undergoing transformation and tries to future proof itself from further disruption Africover24/7 is a breakthrough to platform economy where it’s easy to develop new products and value-added services, fit for the customer of tomorrow.
“What is more, it provides AfriGlobal Insurance Brokers Limited a unique opportunity to differentiate itself from competitors with a connected platform that allows the company to understand the customers and their needs,” he posited.
He said the brand will deliver services and products from Insurance Underwriters and Service Providers through its B2B2C Channels- Web, Mobile, Social Media and API’s Interfaces and more to the sector, stressing that the platform allows users to register and purchase real time Motor, Marine, Home Owner, Fire and Burglary, Travel Insurance, Rent assurance, Loss of Employment insurance from start to finish.
“Users can also visit our website www.afriglobal.com.ng and request for quotes for other life and other classes of insurance products.
“While the web app and social media can be accessed through its domain www.afriglobal.com.ng the mobile apps are available on the app stores,” he added.
Azubuike noted that developers and technology providers who wish to integrate and embed insurance into their applications and app developments can access the API’s documentation at developer.africover.ng.
Africover24/7 which is another first from the foremost Insurance Broker in Nigeria, will combine agility with insights to enable market differentiation and deliver best-in-class customer experience through the Web, Mobile, Social Media and API interfaces, he posited.
The Managing Director Universal Insurance Plc, Ben Ujoatuonu, while giving his goodwill message, noted that the firm had distinguished itself with the stride, stressing that with latest trend, technology has become one of the best drivers of progressive businesses.
He urged the company to sustain the standard it had brought into broking business, whilst pledging his company’s support to the broking firm.
Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB) Fatai Adegbenro, who represented the President of the NCRIB, Dr. (Mrs) Bola Onigbogi, lauded the firm for the innovation brought into broking business. He implored the company to use the platform to signpost claims settlement by insurance operators.
He also encouraged the firm to ensure it operates in accordance with stipulated regulatory rules, stressing that the NCRIB would continue to support brokers, especially those working hard to transform how insurance business is practice.
The past Hon. Treasurer and Council member of the NCRIB Mrs. Ekeoma Ezeibe, applauded AfriGlobal for the stride and for projecting the image of the broking fraternity.