Warid launches BIMA; an affordable insurance service for every family Warid Telecom has launched a new low-cost accidental insurance service called BIMA, which provides Warid customers with an easy way to protect the financial future of their families for as little as Rs. 30 per month. Warid\u2019s BIMA product has already paid out its first claim, giving the family of a tragically deceased customer PKR 300,000. BIMA has been designed in partnership with MILVIK, a leading provider of mobile-delivered insurance and health services, and the innovative insurance company, Alfalah Insurance. Warid has introduced this option for customers so that they can access the security that comes with insurance through an affordable and convenient mechanism. BIMA is available in four tiers: the most affordable Silver plan starts at only Rs. 30 per month and the maximum coverage on the Diamond plan is PKR 1,500,000. Warid\u2019s BIMA is available to prepaid customers who simply need to SMS \u201cBIMA\u201d to 9878 (at no charge) after which a MILVIK agent will call them within one working day to discuss payment plans and options. \u00a0By the end of October, BIMA product will also be available for postpaid customers. Unlike other insurance products, Warid\u2019s BIMA offers a straightforward claims process; customers only need to SMS \u2018Claim\u2019 to 9878 and they will be contacted by a claims coordinator who will guide them through the easy preparation of the claim forms. Valid claims will be paid within just a few days of filing a claim. The first claim has already been paid, giving PKR 300,000 to the family of Javed Iqbal, a BIMA customer who passed away in a tragic accident. Mr. Iqbal was the sole breadwinner and sadly leaves behind a family of four dependents; the money will be used to fund the further education of his eldest son, Nouman Javed. The claim was processed by MILVIK and paid by Alfalah Insurance within just two days of filing. Gulnaz Shehzadi, wife of the deceased said \u201cWe are thankful to God and also to my husband for deciding to purchase Warid BIMA which will help us get through this hard time. We were skeptical at first, but we realize that the service is transparent and much more straightforward than we had believed. I have learned from this experience that everyone should have Warid\u2019s BIMA because life is very unpredictable\u201d. \u201cThe average person simply can\u2019t afford to pay traditional insurance premiums. By partnering with Warid and Alfalah Insurance to deliver insurance through a mobile phone, we are lowering costs for our valuable customers and making it possible for every family to access insurance,\u201d said Osman Haneef, the CEO and Managing Director of MILVIK Mobile Pakistan. \u201cWe are proud to pay our first claim in Pakistan and are glad that we can provide Mr. Iqbal\u2019s family with financial help when they need it the most. This is a great product that has been designed to cater to the specific needs of Warid\u2019s customers. I urge you all to contact one of our expert agents by sending \u2018BIMA\u2019 via SMS to 9878 to learn more about Warid\u2019s BIMA product, how you can register, and how you can make a claim\u201d.