Ride with assurance with this new insurance for bikers and cyclists

FPG Insurance launches MyCyclingClub Mate & MyMotoClub Mate


Riding, whether on a motorcycle or bicycle, brings with it certain risks. Thankfully, those can be mitigated with the right insurance. FPG Insurance is rolling out two new group insurance plans that provide coverage to users of bicycles and motorcycles.  

The plans, named MyCyclingClub Mate for cyclists and MyMotoClub Mate for bikers, were designed to cover the special needs of these two types of hobbyists. As insurance instruments, both plans cover accidental death, permanent disability, medical reimbursement and third-party liability, among other benefits, after an accident when using a motorcycle or bicycle.

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FPG’s new insurance plans are a timely response to the surge in the popularity of cycling and biking since the pandemic began, with more people now turning to these modes of conveyance as an alternative way to move faster from point A to point B for work, for business, for adventure and solo sojourns.

Unfortunately, the rising number of bicycles and motorcycles on the road comes with higher risks of accidents. The resurgence of bicycles during the pandemic is reinforced by some 2.1 million bikes imported into the Philippines in 2020, up 112% from 2019. During the same period, the Metro Manila Accident Reporting and Analysis System (MMARAS) reported that the number of bicycles involved in road accidents doubled from
2018 and 2019 to 2020.

According to the MMARAS report, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) recorded a total of 26,768 motorcycles involved in road accidents in 2021 which was an increase of 1,560 from the previous year.

Safe travels

MyCyclingClub Mate is a Group Personal Accident Insurance specifically designed for cyclists while MyMotoClub Mate is the counterpart Group Personal Accident Insurance for motorcycle riders.

Each of these programs covers bodily injuries caused by an accident 24 hours a day, 365 days in a year, anywhere in the world, whether you’re at home or while travelling by land or sea or while riding as a passenger on commercial flights. It even provides for a victim of dog bites, snake bites, drowning and natural calamities.

Common provisions of the plans include accidental death that pays up to the sum insured in the event of death due to accident. It covers disablement/dismemberment, unprovoked murder and assault endorsement, accidental medical reimbursement, daily hospital income benefit (due to accident), fire assistance benefit, and personal liability plan.

For an annual premium of P200, policyholders will get up to P100,000, to cover the cost of the insured’s accidental death.

The target market is Bikers and Cyclist Associations with at least 20 members aged between 18-65 years old. The insured must declare their permanent residence address upon issuance.

Ms. Sharon Navarro, FPG Insurance's Chief Underwriting Officer, said, "At FPG Insurance, we are committed to providing innovative insurance solutions that cater to the evolving needs of our customers. Our MyCyclingClub Mate and MyMotoClub Mate aim to promote road safety for cyclists and bikers who ride in groups as our latest plans offer comprehensive coverage that gives them peace of mind while they’re on the road."

June is a special month for FPG Insurance as they celebrate their 65th anniversary on June 5, with a special collaboration with Ayala for the Green Run marathon on June 25.

For more information about MyCyclingClub Mate and MyMotoClub Mate, visit FPG Insurance’s website at  https://www.fpgins.com.