SBI Life Partners with SKDRDP BC Trust to Extend Insurance Coverage in Rural Karnataka and Kerala
By siliconindia | Thursday, 14 December 2023, 05:47:34 PM IST
SBI Life Insurance, one of the most trusted life insurers in India, signed MOU with Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project BC Trust in Dharmasthala, Karnataka. With a focus to support financial inclusion, empowering rural women and social development amongst the stakeholders, life insurance solutions are being made easily accessible to the socio-economically weaker sections of society in Karnataka & Kerala. This collaboration between SBI Life and SKDRDP BC Trust is poised to be a significant step forward in ensuring inclusive development in the region. SBI Life aims to leverage SKDRDP BC Trust’s invaluable on-ground network to fortify the financial stability of households in rural Karnataka & Kerala through meaningful insurance solutions.
The MOU was signed by Shri. Ashwani Kumar Shukla, Regional Director, Bangalore Region, SBI Life and Dr. L H Manjunath, Chief Executive Officer, SKDRDP BC Trust in the presence of Shri. Amit Jhingran, MD & CEO, SBI Life; Shri. Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, President, SKDRDP BC Trust along with Smt. Mathrushree Hemavathi V Heggade, President Jnanavikasa Program; Shri. D Shreyes Kumar, Director Projects, SDME Society; Shri. Anil Kumar S S, Chief Operating Officer, SKDRDP BC Trust; Shri. Shantharam R Pai, Chief Finance Officer, SKDRDP BC Trust; Shri. AVS Siva Rama Krishna, President Zone II, SBI Life; Ms. Sweetie Shetty, EVP & Chief, Institutional Alliances (Acquisitions) & Corporate Solutions Group, SBI Life, and other senior dignitaries.
Commenting on the collaboration, Shri. Amit Jhingran, MD & CEO of SBI Life, shared his thoughts, stating, "We are delighted to partner with Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project BC Trust in our shared mission to uplift rural communities. SBI Life strives to make insurance accessible to all and this collaboration is a testament to SBI Life's commitment to extending financial protection and security to the grassroots. In forging this strategic partnership, we are not merely entering into an agreement; we are embarking on a joint mission to elevate the well-being and prosperity of rural communities". He further added, "Through our innovative Group Micro Insurance Product, we aspire to extend a robust financial safety net, catalyze positive transformations and foster enduring resilience in the tapestry of rural Karnataka & Kerala. This collaboration exemplifies SBI Life's unwavering commitment to driving inclusive growth, and we are confident that our collective efforts will usher in a brighter and more secure future for those who stand to benefit from this impactful initiative. We sincerely hope this collaboration will have a positive impact in rural households across the State and look forward to forge more of such grassroots associations that will allow us to extend our reach and make a meaningful impact on individual lives across diverse communities".
Commenting on the collaboration, Dr. D Veerendra Heggade, President, SKDRDP BC Trust, said, “Today, SKDRDP is recognized as having implemented one of the largest coordinated programmes in India, supporting financial inclusion and social development of more than 5 million vulnerable stakeholders in the states of Karnataka and Kerala. We have been unwavering in our commitment to our vision of transforming society by implementing programmes that enhance the well-being and harmony of the poor and underserved and we are delighted to partner with SBI Life Insurance while enabling this vision. Both organizations have had a long-standing legacy with an objective to build thriving and sustainable communities".
The MOU signing ceremony marks a pivotal moment in the collaboration between SBI Life and SKDRDP BC Trust reinforcing their shared commitment to social welfare and community development. The partnership aims to bring financial security and insurance coverage to those who need it the most, aligning with SBI Life's mission of providing accessible and affordable insurance solutions across diverse segments of the population.
SBI Life Group Micro Shield plan is designed specially to empower people especially women who require ‘Insurance Coverage’ to cover the micro-credit, providing reassurance to the insured families with the required financial security in case of any unfortunate event. It is a group, non-linked, non-participating pure risk premium, micro life insurance product specially designed to take care of the needs of socially and economically weaker sections of society. Additionally, there is an option to cover co-borrowers, which can be availed at the master policyholder level. As SKDRDP BC Trust continues to expand its reach and impact, the collaboration with SBI Life signifies a strategic alliance between two entities dedicated to making a positive and meaningful difference in the lives of individuals in rural India.
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