Jean Israel, Maria Theressa Abrahan, Hector Castellano Nuñez, Tirso C. Abad, Mildred Rabena-Hugo, Malou Santiago
Jean Israel, Maria Theressa Abrahan, Hector Castello Nuñez, Tirso C. Abad, Mildred Rabena-Hugo, Malou Santiago, Kimmy Sanchez-Alegarbes

MAPFRE INSURANCE, formerly MAPFRE INSULAR, recently announced in a media launch that it has raised capital to 900 million pesos. It has complied with the minimum net worth requirement set for 2019 by the Insurance Commission, according to the New Insurance Code of the Philippines (RA 10607).

Amended in 2013, the law states that a domestic life or non-life insurance company should have at least a net worth of 250 million pesos by June 30, 2013, 550 million pesos by December 31, 2016, and reached 900 million pesos by December 31, 2019. At the helm of MAPFRE Insurance is its president and CEO Tirso C. Abad, who shared the company breakthrough during a media launch in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines on November 26, 2019.

Aside from Abad, several MAPFRE INSURANCE officers attended the event. Among them were senior vice president and chief financial officer Jean Israel, vice president and technical head Maria Theressa Abrahan, senior vice president Hector Castello Nuñez, chief information officer Mildred Rabena-Hugo, vice president and operations head Malou Santiago and vice president and human resources director Kimmy Sanchez-Alegarbes.

“This development shows the strengthened presence of MAPFRE Insurance in the Philippines, with a significant investment that will contribute to the industry and most especially improve the lives of Filipinos,” Abad said. “Marking its 85 years in the business, the company is anchored on three main objectives, to offer non-life solutions with relevant products, to be efficient in claims service, and to better serve the Filipino people.”

Owned by MAPFRE Sociedad Anonima Spain at 75 percent majority and Insular Life at 25 percent, MAFPRE INSURANCE is one of the non-life insurance companies with the highest capital and solvency in the Philippines. In 2018, it introduced digital services and innovations such as the MAPFRE INSULAR Virtual Office, centralized policy services and claims, QR code for verifying policies, 24/7 claim reporting and expanded payment channels.

The MAPFRE Insular Virtual Office is the first digital office portal for use of non-life insurance intermediaries, where partners can access accounts for renewal, draft quotations instantly and make online payments. Abad said, “As we leap towards the digital future, we are presented with more choices to connect with people.”

“This is a great opportunity to be more efficient and agile to serve our client’s unique needs,” Abad continued. “Since our launch last year, we have been continuously developing our channels and we look forward to be a digital leader as well for the insurance industry.”

MAPFRE INSURANCE offers general insurance for optimum financial protection and risk management covering fire and allied lines, motor vehicles, personal accident, casualty, liability, engineering, marine cargo, and surety. The company has developed a wide network nationwide expanding from 10 branches to 16 sales offices in NCR, Isabela, Lipa, Iloilo, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro and Davao, among many others.

For more information about the MAPFRE INSURANCE, you may visit http://mapfre.com.ph or email info@mapfreinsular.com