KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 (Bernama) — The takaful industry offers lucrative opportunities as the takaful penetration rate is only 14 per cent nationwide, said Takaful Ikhlas Sdn Bhd Chief Commercial Officer, Family Takaful, Wan Rosli Shaharuddin Wan Yaacob.
“There are many opportunities not only for agents but also for young entrepreneurs looking to supplement their income, and we at Takaful Ikhlas always welcome them to become takaful entrepreneurs,” he said on a recent BernamaTV ‘Ruang Bicara’ programme.
He said Takaful Ikhlas agents who meet their financial year targets get to enjoy incentives such as travel and prizes of cash and goodies.
Takaful Ikhlas offers general, family and group takaful plans, and riders for individuals and commercial business ventures.
To a question, Wan Rosli said the company has 3,000 agents nationwide, including 80 Group Agency Managers and 236 Agency Managers.
“Every year we honour Takaful Ihklas high-performing agents at a special awards event,” he said, adding four agents are members of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT).
Members of the global association of the world’s leading life insurance and financial services professionals show exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service.
On the rising costs of medical treatment, he said the company’s IKHLASlink Secure Takaful plan introduced in April has collected contributions totalling RM5 million from 10,000 policies.
The plan’s optional riders cover critical illnesses, personal accidents, hospitalisation and surgical care benefits, with periodic payments and just one total contribution, he added.
Meanwhile, President and Chief Executive Officer Ab Latiff Abu Bakar said the company’s e-IKHLAS portal is gaining in popularity with its offer of a 25 per cent rebate on takaful certificates bought online.
“Our i-SMART app is used by over 500 family Takaful agents to facilitate their transactions on their i-Pad device, and replaces the manual procedure used previously,” he said.
He said since its launch in June, the company’s Facebook account has garnered 41,000 likes’, the highest in the takaful industry, with the figure expected to rise further with various brand visibility campaigns.
Takaful Ikhlas currently has 13 branch offices nationwide.
Originally published on www.bernama.com.my