RHB Insurance Bhd is targeting RM1.2 million in premiums from its latest product, Maid Protector Insurance plan, within the first year of its launch.
RHB group managing director, Datuk Tajuddin Atan, said the premium would be as low as RM60 to RM95 per year.
"This product, which will be offered to only legal foreign maids, will receive an encouraging response from Malaysians who employ maids.
"As at May 2009, a total of 300,000 foreign maids are working in Malaysia," he told a media briefing after the launch of the product here Thursday.
The plan is offered jointly by RHB Insurance and Pos Malaysia Bhd.
It will provide employers with an attractive and competitive protection plan for domestic workers.
The product will provide insurance coverage for maids in the event that they meet with an accident or death, or in the event that an unwanted accident or damage happens to a third party due to negligence of the maids.
Tajuddin said the company was leveraging on Pos Malaysia Bhd's network to offer this product.
The plan will be available at 13 general post offices tomorrow and 671 other post offices nationwide from Aug 15.
The employers can opt for the 12-month or 24-month policy. -- BERNAMA