Gaborone, Botswana – On May 19th 2021, Metropolitan Botswana launched a new funeral cover called Re Eme Nao Funeral Cover. The primary objective of the session is to introduce and unpack this new funeral cover to Metropolitan’s key stakeholders and secondly of course, is to raise the awareness of the Re Eme Nao funeral cover, amongst our esteemed members of the Forth Estate (The Media), clientele, brokers and the public at large.
Furthermore, the launch and engagement session seeks to empower Metropolitan’s existing and prospective clients appreciate and understand this unique funeral cover that enables clients to choose their own plan with NO restrictions and NO limits! With Re Eme Nao clients get the chance for pay for what they actually need by choosing benefits such as accidental death, disability paid up benefit and recruitment paid – up benefit. Clients build a solution for themselves that is fit for their purpose. In addition, Re Eme Nao Funeral cover takes care of your family’s needs when you are gone; your family will continue to enjoy cover with the waiver that Re eme nao has.
Metropolitan Ag MD- Thebe Modikwa, who has over 10 years’ experience in financial services said “We are acutely aware that the insurance industry is very competitive. It can be especially challenging for clients to make a decision on perhaps the most widely purchased product, funeral cover. We are proud to say that we have made this decision easier with Re Eme Nao Funeral Cover; its scope and pricing are simply unparalleled in the market”.
With understanding our society and knowing that we often belong to a church, a society or a group that shares common interests, we have made it very easy for client associations and groups to be covered through Re eme nao Funeral Cover. Truly, Together We Can.
FURTHER QUESTIONS TO THE HOD:
1). Why does Metropolitan Botswana see the need to introduce such a product in the market at this current time looking at the economy and the challenge with COVID?
We believe this is a time to partner with Batswana at large to fight for our humanity, this fight spans different facets and our partnership focuses on both health and financial needs.
2). What does Metropolitan Botswana seek to achieve at the end of this profound launch and engagement session?
We seek to meet the needs of our customers, to engage with our customers and to let them know the span of solutions that are readily available to meet their needs.
3). According to your statistics, what are the most rampant and common challenges/issues experienced by funeral policy owners?
The most common challenge experienced by funeral policy owners is inability to match old needs with new needs. Over the years, costs increase implying that one must be astute enough to grow with their needs.
4) What plans does Metropolitan Botswana have in place in educating Batswana and citizens on issues of insurance covers/policies?
We plan to rollout a financial literacy program.
5).What makes Re Eme Nao different from all the rest?
Re eme nao can simply be customised to meet your pocket and your needs. It is customised to provide other essential needs such as repatriation, tombstone and livestock. In addition the policy can be bought by groups.
Metropolitan Botswana Limited Head Off Distribution, Phatsimo Keakabetse said, “Re Eme Nao was born from the realisation that policy holders not only want and need more from a funeral cover, but also want the flexibility of building a personalized cover based on their individual, family and financial needs.’’ She mentioned that a unique feature of the Re eme nao product is that a client can choose to buy it as a policy holder
FURTHER QUESTIONS TO THE HEAD OF DISTRIBUTION:
1. What exactly inspired this one of a kind funeral cover?
This product was purely inspired by meeting our customer needs, especially now during trying times.
2. What and how many other policies does Metropolitan Botswana provide to Batswana? Metropolitan Botswana provides a wide range of life insurance solutions, ranging across life, investments and funeral solutions.
3. Kindly share with us other activities, which you have planned for the year in as far as promoting Re Eme Nao is concerned, be it through community outreach programmes and projects.
The business plans to focus on country wide financial literacy which is inclusive to the underserved markets.