Antony Jacob, CEO, Apollo Munich and Brand Ambassador Sourav Ganguly during the launch of ‘Energy’ – a unique disease management product – in Chennai
December 2, 2013: Living with diabetes does not have to be bitter any more. Apollo Munich Health Insurance, the leading stand-alone health insurer in the country, today launched ‘ENERGY’ - The Sweetest Thing for individuals living with Diabetes Mellitus 2 and/or hypertension.
The result of over two years of research and development work, Apollo Munich's ENERGY is its third generation product. The product is designed as a complete package that provides insurance cover as well as works with the insured to help them manage their health condition by giving them an array of information, tools and support. What makes ENERGY unique is that it combines health insurance, wellness, counseling, incentives, technology, and community together in a very holistic and seamless way, keeping the needs of people living with Diabetes in mind.
Speaking about the ENERGY product, Apollo Munich Health Insurance’s Chief Executive Officer, Antony Jacob said, ”Developing innovative products is at the core of Apollo Munich’s vision. We are proud to be able to offer a first-of-its-kind solution to the millions suffering from Diabetes in India. Diabetes is a silent killer, and we wanted to create an insurance product to address it. ENERGY is India’s first plan that truly understands Diabetes. The insurance and wellness ecosystem we have built will help those with Diabetes control it much better, and lead a ‘close-to-normal’ lifestyle. We used the considerable technical and medical know-how of our parents – Apollo Hospitals and Munich Health – to develop this product.”
Also present at the launch, Sourav Ganguly, ex Captain, Indian Cricket said, ” I feel very strongly about this dreaded condition – Diabetes. I know so many people who are suffering from it, but do very little to control it. As a sportsperson, fitness has always played a large role in my life. Maintaining one’s health has to be the top priority for everyone, man or woman, teenager or senior citizen. I feel privileged to be associated with a new revolutionary health insurance product that will combine health management and insurance all in one. I think ENERGY is the solution for the over 65 million diabetics in the country today.”
ENERGY will initially be available in eight cities from December 16, before being rolled out nationally next year.
About Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company
Apollo Munich offers innovative and award-winning health, personal accident and travel insurance plans, with state-of-the art infrastructure and uncomplicated services, delivered by engaged employees. It is a joint venture between the Apollo Hospitals Group, Asia’s largest healthcare group, and Munich Health, which offers global health insurance and reinsurance excellence.
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