September 2, 2020, Kuala Lumpur – Honda Malaysia Sdn Bhd, the largest non-national carmaker in Malaysia, has introduced the enhanced Honda Insurance Plus (HiP) exclusively for all Honda owners.
First introduced in 2002, the HiP functions to provide comprehensive protection and coverage to all Honda customers in various situations. The enhanced HiP package now offers the benefits of rescue protection and savings for best coverage and protection of Honda cars and its owners.
“As a car owner myself, I understand the importance of having the peace of mind knowing that my passengers and I are well-protected throughout the ownership of the car. The all-inclusive and wide-ranging HiP is the best insurance plan for Honda owners because it is developed by Honda, for Honda customers and with our Honda cars in mind. At Honda Malaysia, we are dedicated to offer competitive and comprehensive protection packages for our customers and this HiP plan has been designed to be one of the best in the industry.
“We believe that this exclusive insurance plan will be able to provide the assurance to Honda owners that they and their cars are well taken care of and they are able to fully experience the Joy of Owning and Joy of Driving a Honda Car,” said its managing director and chief executive officer Toichi Ishiyama in a statement.
Under the rescue protection, the HiP rescue team are on call 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, standing by to be summoned if there is a need. With the HiP privileges, it includes a 24/7 towing assistance in cases of accidents, breakdowns and flood. It will send to any Honda authorised Body & Paint centre within a 450km round trip from the location, and there’s also the roadside repair service that offers free labour of up to RM 200 per event, excluding spare parts.
Apart from that, the 24/7 roadside repair services are also available during unforeseen incidents such as a flat tyre, ran out of fuel or replacing a flat battery. HiP members can also be assured of claim assistance where members will be updated constantly throughout the claims process.
As for the protection benefit, HiP members are provided with quality workmanship on all body and paint repairs at all Honda Authorised Body and Paint centres, where only 100 percent of Honda genuine body and parts replacement are used. The parts also come with a six months or 10,000 km whichever comes first warranty.
HiP members whose cars are repaired at a Honda Authorised Body and Paint centre will receive speedy claim pre-approval for claims below RM 20,000 (with terms and conditions apply) . On top of that, HiP members will be given medical assistance (with minimum fees apply) such as medical referral and arrangement of appointments, dispatch of medications which are not available locally, and medical evacuation or repatriation if required.
Besides that, a HiP member is now entitled to Personal Accident Coverage of up to RM 15,000 (with terms and conditions apply) in the event of accidental death or permanent disability in the named vehicle car accident.
The HiP also enables members to enjoy the benefit of savings which received the most enhancement in the overall package. The extended coverage terms and better savings from replacement costs helps to ease the financial burden of its members. The existing HiP 100 percent insurance payout (with terms and conditions apply), based on the agreed value if the car is stolen or severely damaged in an accident for the vehicle age of up to 10 years since its registration is now upgraded to 13 years for all HiP members.
Other newly introduced privileges include the unnamed driver whereby the HiP provides coverage for all drivers under private registration with no additional names and compulsory excess payment required. There’s also the flood allowance of up to RM 1,500, special relief allowance of RM 1,500, in the event of car theft or total loss and RM 1,000 for lost key reimbursement. All benefits mentioned above are with terms and conditions.
Apart from that, HiP members are also entitled to a 100 percent coverage for 10 years with no betterment fee that allows old parts of a Honda car damaged due to accident to be replaced with new original parts.
All existing and new Honda owners can renew and apply their HiP at any nearest Honda authorised dealers. For more information, customers can call Honda’s Toll Free number at 1800-88-2020 or visit www.honda.com.my.