Launch of EPF Members Protection Plan i-Lindung. From left to right: Wan Ahmad Najib Wan Ahmad Lotfi (FWD takaful); En. Zafri Abdul Halim (Etiqa Takaful); Paul Low (Etiqa Insurance); Tan Sri Ahmad Badri Mohd Zahir (Pengerusi KWSP); YB Senator Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz (YB Menteri Kewangan); Tan Sri Mohammed Azlan Hashim (Pengerusi Panel Pelaburan KWSP); Wan Saifurizal Wan Ismail (Prudential BSN); Lim Eng Seong (Prudential Assurance). —YAP CHEE HONG/The Star皇冠信用盘（www.hg108.vip）是皇冠信用盘官方正网线上开放会员开户、代理开户，额度自动充值等业务的直营平台。
KUALA LUMPUR: Prudential Malaysia has been appointed by the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) as one of the insurance and takaful operators to provide affordable and simple-to-understand protection plans to EPF members under the i-Lindung initiative.
The initiative, launched by Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz, is intended to provide affordable and accessible protection coverage for Malaysians.
Prudential Assurance Malaysia Bhd chief executive officer (CEO) Lim Eng Seong said the company is highly supportive of the EPF i-Lindung programme as they share a common purpose of helping Malaysians achieve a better financial future.
“With the presence of protection plans, EPF members can safeguard their savings and retirement funds should the unfortunate happen,” he said in a statement in conjunction with the launch of i-Lindung yesterday.
According to Bank Negara statistics, only 41% of Malaysians currently have at least one individual or group life insurance policy or family takaful certificate.,
Prudential BSN Takaful Bhd CEO Wan Saifulrizal Wan Ismail said as an organisation that promotes “Takaful For All, For Life”, the company has made it its mission to help Malaysian families secure their futures through innovative solutions built on Islamic values.
“By introducing these inclusive and budget-friendly plans under i-Lindung, we want to encourage more Malaysians to be financially protected, to ensure that they and their families live with peace of mind,” he said.
The four plans introduced by Prudential Malaysia are PRUGuardLife and PruBSN Lindung (term protection) and PRUCare Life and PruBSN Cegah (critical illness protection).
EPF members can sign up for the protection plan instantly by completing a few simple health-related questions and make premium or contribution payments directly from their EPF online portal – i-Akaun, with just a one-time payment for an entire-year coverage up to RM100,000, the insurance agency said.
It said PRUCare Life and PruBSN Cegah are critical illness plans that provide EPF members with financial assistance upon diagnosis of 43 types of critical illnesses, as well as dengue fever.
“Members can use the lump-sum payout to fund medical treatments or mitigate the loss of income caused by the illness, with a premium/contribution from as low as RM8.40 for one-year coverage,” it said.