Gulf Union Insurance and Reinsurance Company (Guirco), one of the largest motor insurers in Bahrain, has announced the start of its new online portal for motor and travel insurance.
Developed in-house, customers can now visit the company website at gulfunion.com.bh to buy the policies.
For motor, customers can buy new insurance and renew their policies at competitive rates, effortlessly, and pay by debit or credit cards.
Soft copies of the policy clauses and a virtual motor e-card can be easily downloaded on the phone.
Gulf Union has also entered into an arrangement with global travel insurance service provider, Mapfre Asistencia, to provide travel assurance benefits with all-day customer service support to all its clients.
Mapfre is a global insurance, reinsurance and services company founded in Madrid, Spain in 1989 and operating globally.
With its Bahrain office located in Seef District, the company is present directly in 45 countries and is a World Trade Organisation affiliate member providing travel insurance worldwide for the last 30 years.
The holiday season is right around the corner and for a seven-day trip, travellers can take a premium travel policy online for as low as BD5.5 for 26 Schengen countries and BD10 to BD12 for non-US or US trips.
The premium policy depends on the plan chosen, the number of people travelling, the number of days of travel and the travel destination.
Travel policies can be downloaded instantly and policies can be taken up to one day before the travel date. The online travel policy will cater to the sudden requirement by Bahraini travellers for medical and emergency assistance, loss of passport, all-round personal assistance, personal accident, personal liability risk and assistance in an unfortunate event of hijacking on trips abroad.
The policies were formally launched at the Gulf Union head office by chief executive Vineet Kumar in the presence of deputy general manager Roy Samuels and the motor, travel and IT teams.