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Insurance Plan B: Pay-as-you-crash

2013-08-29 11:51

PLAYING THE CRASH-CARD: In the event of a crash, Plan B offers drivers the use of its once-off R99 roadside assistance card. Image: PLAN B ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE

South African drivers will be able to choose a new kind of insurance for roadside realities – Plan B offers a once-off R99 card to be used in the event of a disaster. You’ll have to buy a card a crash, though...

Plan B Roadside Assistance has launched it pay-as-you-go accident roadside assistance card - a R99 crash, tow and assist card.

According to the insurer, “When in need, clients simply need to scratch off the back of the card to quote the unique once off pin when calling the help line. Plan B will then dispatch help to assist the customer.”

CARDS ON THE TABLE

Once redeemed, drivers will have to buy a new card.

Mark Mathomes, Owner of Plan B, said: “Having been in the industry for 20 years, I realised that 'plan A' is often too costly and doesn’t necessarily cater to driver needs. Keeping the end user, affordability and convenience in mind, the Plan B pay-per-use card was recently introduced.”

“The card works on a pay-per-need basis to provide roadside assistance that is more affordable and flexible than the standard plan A offering. We realised that many people can’t afford to pay a monthly premium for roadside assistance so with our Plan B card, driver pay R99 each time they require our services.”

"If they don’t need our services, they can keep the card in their wallet or sun visor, until they need our help – so it's really a win-win situation for all.”

FINE PRINT

Potential buyers should be aware of the insurer's "two-year policy": "Our product offering provides a client with two years (two cards) of cover on a need specific basis. The client can re-charge the membership card for the same fee of R99 within the first two years. Once used, our call centre support team will contact you to issue a new card as per the two-year rule."

Plan B’s R99 card offers drivers the following:
 
  • One free vehicle tow after a crash directly to the card-holder's home/business/chosen destination within a 40km radius.
  • Road legal motorcycles and vehicles below 2.5 tons
  • Medical assistance valid for one incident with the backing of Helivac and Buthelezi EMS. 
  • All necessary emergency medical transport expenses of air and/or surface transportation, including medical care and all ancillary charges incurred in moving a person involved in an accident.
  • Assistance during a medical emergency, such as a crash or illness, that requires immediate medical transportation.

  • The card does not cover the vehicles over 2.5 tons, competition driving or off-roading.

    Click here for more information on Plan B or call 0861 555 111
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