HONG KONG and SHANGHAI, July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. (hereafter "Ping An" or the "Group", HKEX: 2318; SSE: 601318) announced that Ping An Property & Casualty Insurance Company of China, Ltd. has issued the first batch of digital RMB insurance policies in Shenzhen in cooperation with Bank of China.
Ping An Property & Casualty created the Comprehensive Insurance for Medical Staff policies in Nanshan District of Shenzhen in cooperation with the Bank of China. The policies for frontline medical workers include compensation of RMB300,000 for death from COVID-19; RMB50,000 for COVID-19 diagnoses; and RMB50,000 for accidental death. There are discounts for policy holders who purchase the policies with digital RMB wallets.
The pilot aims to provide protection for medical staff, offer policy holders a digital wallet experience and enable digital RMB premium settlement. It is an industry first, demonstrating Ping An Property & Casualty’s financial capability and innovation. Ping An Property & Casualty’s innovative application of digital RMB is anticipating demand for digital currency, which significantly improves convenience, provides enhanced security and anti-counterfeiting payment protection, and promotes the rapid development of China’s digital economy.
With this pilot, Ping An Property & Casualty has extended the use of digital currency to the online premium settlement scenario, promoting its application in daily life.
In August 2020, the Ministry of Commerce of People’s Republic of China, announced digital RMB pilot programs in several regions, including Beijing–Tianjin–Hebei, the Yangtze River Delta, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the central and western regions. For the insurance industry, the priorities are to better integrate the characteristics of the digital RMB network, launch a new business model of property and casualty insurance related to digital RMB storage, and drive strategic planning on digital RMB applications.
You Chengming, General Manager of Shenzhen branch of Ping An Property & Casualty, said, "In the future, Ping An Property & Casualty will further explore the application of digital RMB in claims, payment, and other aspects of the insurance process, facilitate the implementation of digital RMB in the whole process from insurance policies issuance to claim settlement, as well as expand the use of the digital RMB to other insurance scenarios."
About Ping An Group
Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. ("Ping An") is a world-leading technology-powered retail financial services group. With over 220 million retail customers and 611 million internet users, Ping An is one of the largest financial services companies in the world. Ping An focuses on two over-arching domains of activity, "pan financial assets" and "pan health care", covering the provision of financial and health care services through our integrated financial services platform and our ecosystems; in financial services, health care, auto services and smart city services. Our "finance + technology" and "finance + ecosystem" transformation strategies aim to provide customers and internet users with innovative and simple products and services using technology. As China’s first joint stock insurance company, Ping An is committed to upholding the highest standards of corporate reporting and corporate governance. The Group is listed on the stock exchanges in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Ping An ranked 6th in the Forbes Global 2000 list in 2021 and ranked 21st in the Fortune Global 500 list in 2020. Ping An also ranked 49th in the 2021 WPP Kantar Millward Brown BrandZTM Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands list.
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