Sanlam General Insurance makes history, settles motor claim in less than one hour


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Chuks Udo Okonta

Sanlam General Insurance has made history in the Nigerian Insurance Industry by settling the fastest claim, which was done in less than one hour, using its game changer, Code of Confidence *1056#, USSD enabled device.

According to the underwriting firm, with the USSD Code, motor insurance policyholders can get claims paid within three hours that an incident occured.

The Managing Director Sanlam General Insurance Limited, Bode Opadokun, told Inspenonline that depending on extent of the damage, if it is less than N200,000, the claim can be settled within three hours.

According to him, Sanlam General Insurance Nigeria is excited to announced settlement of the fastest claim in less than one hour, using the Code of Confidence.

He said the customer, John Victor Ebitom, from Benin City, Edo State, reported the claim and all the stakeholders were on standby to make this happened, adding that this is a clear illustration of the power of technology and collaboration and that the future is sure bright for the firm and policyholders.

“The customer was so excited, he was screaming waoh! Waoh! I least expect this!,” he posited.

The claimant, John Victor Ebitom, sharing his experience, said: “My experience with Sanlam is waoh! The best in the industry. It took me less than an hour to access my claim, as I speak the money is resting in my account.”

Opadokun noted that with the USSD Code *1056#, motor insurance policyholders can initiate a claim and received payments within three hours.

He said the Code of Confidence is used to initiate a motor insurance claim notification on real time online basis. It allows the insurer to have immediate assessment of the scene of an accident and the extent of damage.

On how it works, he said policyholders should:

* Dial the USSD Code *1056# on your mobile phone.

* Enter your vehicle number plate with space in between the number, for example, JJJ 123 GE.

* You will receive an SMS with a link.

* Click on the link and follow the prompt.

He submitted that the Code allows customers access speedy resolution of insurance claims in cases of road emergencies, adding that the cutting-edge solution is the first of its kind in Nigeria and it is a way of providing a seamless and customer-centric solutions to a number of challenges customers encounter while seeking report claims in case of any eventuality.

With this new feature, he noted that the firm aims to enhance the claims experience for its valued customers by eliminating needless paperwork and unnecessary delays.

“Customers can use the simple and user-friendly *1056# USSD code on their mobile phones to initiate instant third-party claims. The process is quick and hassle-free, ensuring that customers receive prompt assistance and support during unexpected events and accidents involving third parties.

“With this technology, you can see that gone are the days of unnecessary delays of claims, as the code runs on any mobile phones.

“You’re just a dial away, get insurance claims settlement for third-party damage by dialing *1056# today,” Opadokun posited.

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