WeSure, Tencent's insurance platform, has partnered with the Chinese government's Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People to provide insurance protection for COVID-19 volunteers in the country.
Financially supported by the Tencent Foundation and implemented by WeSure and the China Charity Alliance (CCA) of the Ministry of Civil Affairs - the program will assist volunteers, social workers and Hubei province's senior care institutions prevent and control COVID-19.
"During these critical times, WeSure remains more committed than ever to protecting China's medical workers and the broader public. Our full support is behind the fight against Covid-19," saidAlan Lau, CEO of WeSure in a statement.
Our full support is behind the fight against Covid-19"
The programme has two parts. Special financial support will be offered to volunteer, community workers and social workers who were infected as a result of participating in the prevention and control of coronavirus epidemic in the first part.
All the volunteers, community workers, and social workers, who have been participating in the prevention and control of the epidemic, nationwide will be offered special insurance protection from WeSure in the second part of the programme.
According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs, 146 million volunteers are working in the field and take daily risk of getting infected through close contact with medical staff and a significant amount of residents. By the first week of March, 53 urban and rural community workers died in the fight against the Covid-19 outbreak, which significantly raised the demand for protection on the group's safety and essential benefits.
WeSure also launched the Covid-19 coverage to all WeChat users with a minimum 10,000 yuan cash compensation. Users can sign up for the universal insurance for free by accessing WeSure's service within WeChat. Through WeSure's Mini-Program on WeChat, the insured users can submit claims online.