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Corrections Insurance Policy Benefits Widow

Thirty-five-year-old widow Penina Vulakoro-Tadulala is now reaping the benefit of her late husband’s life insurance policy, receiving a payout of $30,000 from BSP Life, in partnership with the Fiji Corrections
07 Feb 2017 11:00
Corrections Insurance Policy Benefits Widow
BSP Life, Head of Life Operation, Atelina Muavono (left) , Mrs Penina Vulakoro-Tadulala and Commissioner of Corrections, Commander Francis Kean during the cheque handover at the Fiji Corrections Service National Headquarters in Suva last Friday.

Thirty-five-year-old widow Penina Vulakoro-Tadulala is now reaping the benefit of her late husband’s life insurance policy, receiving a payout of $30,000 from BSP Life, in partnership with the Fiji Corrections Services (FCS), last week.

Her late husband, Corrections Officer Class B (COB) Temo Tadulala had signed up for the mandatory BSP Life and Medical Insurance cover in December last year before his untimely death two weeks later.

Members of the Fiji Corrections Service (FCS) were previously covered internally by the FCS Welfare Insurance before the recent shift to have BSP Life as the FCS Group Insurance provider.

Although Mr Tadulala was yet to pay any contribution to BSP Life at the time of his sudden death, the premium was already covered in full by the FCS Welfare.

“I’m thankful to FCS for preparing us for the unexpected. I wouldn’t be getting this payout from BSP Life if it wasn’t for the FCS Group Insurance. Thank you FCS and BSP Life for this unexpected payout,” Mrs Tadulala said.

“This large sum of money will definitely be put aside for our only son’s investment while a portion will be used for our immediate needs.”

The Death Benefit pays out the full sum insured and accrued bonuses on the untimely death of Mr Tadulala (life insured).

Head of BSP Life Operation, Atelina Muavono said it was a moment of truth for them to pay out the death benefit.

“We felt happy when the claimed was lodged because this is actually what we are here for. It’s the moment of truth of us as it happens and when we do pay out,” Ms Muavono said.

“While it is not something that we anticipate- to lose someone so early,  we have Mrs Tadulala here as a witness to our work and we want to assure all insurers, the department (FCS) and the group as a whole, including members of your families that we got you covered when instances like this happen. This is the first witness and the first confirmation of our promise to you (FCS),” she added.

Commissioner of Corrections, Commander Francis Kean hopes that the small contributions given in partnership with BSP Life can contribute to the wellbeing of Mrs Tadulala and her son.

“It is not easy holding the fort alone and we do appreciate the support by BSP Life,” Commander Kean said.

 

SOURCE: FIJI CORRECTIONS SERVICE

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