In this episode, Michael Waitze talks to Amerson Lin co-Founder of gigacover. Prior to gigacover, Amerson joined the Singapore military and then worked with data analytics company Palantir. With the rise of FinTech, Amerson and his friend Cheng Xun Chua founded gigacover.
gigacover is serving the flourishing gig economy with a suite of flexible and affordable insurance products designed specifically for freelancers. The company is the first to introduce an on-demand, income protection insurance product. Amerson explains how he wants to bring benefits to the huge group of people in the workforce in SouthEast Asia, who had no access to these benefits before. gigacover co-works with licensed insurance companies for underwriting, and co-create the products together.
Amerson also touches on how gigacover is linked to companies like Go-Jek and Grab. gigacover provides coverage to insure micro-entrepreneurs and their product is available in different tiers so it’s much more versatile and flexible for the user to add extra insurance for family members. gigacover is also planning to add healthcare benefits in the future.
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