03 Feb Etiqa Fast-Tracks Vehicle Claims Process With Launch of Video Claims Service E-CLEVA in Singapore
E-CLEVA allows real-time assessment and approval of vehicle claims in just minutes
Singapore, 29 January 2020 – Etiqa’s motor policyholders can now enjoy a faster and simpler claims process as the insurer launches Etiqa Claims Express Video Assist or E-CLEVA. The new video-assisted claim service allows Etiqa’s motor surveyor to interact with the claimant or workshop directly and remotely via an audio-video call. Through this express service, damages can be accessed and approved by Etiqa in just a matter of minutes, reducing turnaround time by 80%.
The service experience starts with a two-way, real-time video call that enables the motor surveyor to view and assess any damage to a claimant’s windscreen or vehicle in detail – via E-CLEVA’s ability to utilise the claimant’s smartphone camera to zoom in, turn on the flashlight, take a photo or record a video of the damaged area. While the smartphone’s gallery will be accessible by the surveyor, access is limited to only zooming and viewing the pictures taken through E-CLEVA, ensuring the privacy and security of the claimant’s gallery content.
Once the damage has been accessed, Etiqa’s motor surveyor can instantly calculate the cost of repair in a seamless process which will take no more than 30 minutes, from the early start of the call until the disbursement of money.
Shirley Tan, Head of Customer Experience & Propositions of Etiqa Insurance Singapore, has this to say, “We are constantly innovating and looking for new ways to improve customer experience, as we believe it is vital that as an insurer, we are there for our customers and deliver on our Fast & Easy mantra especially in times of distress. We empathise with the tedious process motor claimants have to go through from the arranging of damage assessment to finally getting a quote and eventually starting repair work. E-CLEVA is a great example of Etiqa’s commitment to tap on new technologies to simplify processes and transform experiences for our customers.”
Available Mondays to Fridays, 8.45am to 5.45pm, the pilot programme for E-CLEVA was launched on 29 January 2020, with all 25 of Etiqa’s approved panel repairers are offering the video assistance service, starting with repair estimates under S$5,000. The insurer emphasises that E-CLEVA is established for minor and straightforward damages (involving own party) only, such as general bumps and scratches, cracks and broken parts. If the claimant has been in an accident where another party is involved, Etiqa will be processing it through its normal claims survey and assessment process.
The customer-centric digital insurer plans to increase the claims limit over time and extend the use of this video-enabled service to provide convenience to more customers in the near future, such as for minor home contents claims, subject to further review.
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