KENYA AIG TRAVEL INSURANCE COVER AVAILABLE ONLINE

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Agents can now buy AIG Kenya travel insurance cover online. Travel agents and brokers can buy the product through an interactive website launched on Thursday.

"We are committed to being a leader in general insurance services through innovation in information technology and consistent provision of quality customer care", AIG managing director Japh Olende said during the launch of the new product in Nairobi. Olende stressed the importance of making travel insurance because no one knows what could happen while on a trip either locally or abroad.

"Travel insurance can comes in handy when one is in a situation that could result in heavy financial losses due to lack of insurance," he said.

AIG accident and health manager, Walter Orato, said the Internet was rapidly becoming an effective tool for agents and suppliers to provide various services.

"In addition to considerable savings in terms of cost and reduced bureaucracy, chances for errors on online services are less as compared to paper or telephone orders," said Orato.

He added that like airlines, which have taken advantage of technology by introducing e-ticketing, AIG has also recognised the need to take advantage of the ever changing technology to bring about efficiency and convenience to travellers.

The East African Standard