Publication Date: 2020
Related Topic: Insurance, Financial Services
Product #: 120-0622-001
The income of the premium of the life insurance industry declined during the COVID-19 pandemic and caused the industry to post losses (Exhibit 1). And Government Regulation Number 21 of 2020 on Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) to stay at home and maintain a distance so that sales agents cannot sell insurance products face-to-face directly to potential customers.
The president director of Prudential Indonesia, Jens Reisch said that “the appearance of COVID-19 in Indonesia has caused activities to occur at home, one of which is the implementation of Working From Home (WFH). In this context, Prudential undertook various initiatives to continue providing services that meet customer needs.”
To address these issues, Prudential Indonesia and other companies that are members of the Indonesian Life Insurance Association (AAJI) applied to the financial services authority (OJK) through letter Number 087 / IA.KPI / AAJI / 2020 dated March 24. 2020 on the Proposed Changes to Various Regulations Related to Marketing and Marketing. Sale of Insurance Products to Prepare the Life Insurance Industry to Face Problems Caused by the Corona Virus and Facing the Digital Era and letter number 101 / PRI / AAJI / V / 2020 regarding May 5, 2020, PAYDI marketing applications with direct meetings in digital or electronic media.
In response to this letter, on June 22, 2020, Prudential Indonesia obtained permission from the Financial Services Authority (OJK) to conduct virtual face-to-face marketing of unit-linked insurance products.
The wave of digitization has affected various sectors, fields, and industries, including life insurance. Preparation for digitization in the insurance industry is ripe because many have invested in digital technology. Additionally, many insurance companies have collaborated with digital technology companies to improve customer services to be more efficient and faster.
The president and director of Prudential Indonesia, Jens Reisch, said that “the appearance of COVID-19 in Indonesia has caused activities to occur at home, one of which is the implementation of Working From Home (WFH). In this context, Prudential carries out several initiatives to continue providing services that meet customer needs”.
In the process, Jens managed to find a solution after many discussions with his team, “We are proud to have obtained permission from OJK to market unit link products through a virtual face-to-face, and launch a digital marketing channel, called PRUCekatan. The product uses integrated end-to-end digital systems and capabilities. Prudential Indonesia’s marketing strategy was developed and managed directly by Prudential Indonesia. Customers and prospects can now consult with marketers about their insurance needs and realize life insurance applications anytime, anywhere in Indonesia conveniently and most importantly, safe. “