Aviva to provide group term insurance to Singapore Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Home Affairs

Aviva to provide group term insurance to Singapore Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Home Affairs

Aviva today announced that its Singapore business has been selected to provide group term insurance to the Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

Aviva is proud to have been entrusted with providing group term insurance coverage to servicemen and employees of MINDEF since 1983. Under the new agreement, Aviva will now also provide group term insurance to MHA for the first time, which together will be the largest group scheme in Singapore.

Chris Wei, Executive Chairman of Aviva Asia and Global Chairman of Aviva Digital commented:

“We are honoured to have been given the opportunity to continue to work as a trusted partner with MINDEF and now MHA. Singapore’s national servicemen make important contributions towards the defence and security of the country, and the provision of group term insurance helps recognise their contributions.”

As the largest group insurer in Singapore*, this win will further enhance Aviva’s leading position in Employee Benefits in the country. With the new agreement, Aviva will now insure about one in every 4 employees in Singapore.

Nishit Majmudar, Chief Executive Officer, Aviva Singapore, said:

“Aviva has a long history of working in Singapore, helping organisations look after their employees’ needs. We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to extend and expand our contract with the Singapore Government, and proud to be recognising Singapore’s national servicemen for their contributions to the country’s national defence and security.”

*In terms of gross sum assured

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