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Published on July 7th, 2020 | by Joshua Chin

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Mercedes Benz Introduces New ‘Star Protect’ Insurance

The new car sales business seems to be encroaching into the motor insurance business too. With Mercedes Benz being the latest to offer an insurance plan for their premium German cars. 

Mercedes Benz Protection, the insurance arm under Mercedes-Benz Service Malaysia (MBSM) has introduced two new insurance and takaful solutions.

Known as Star Protect and Star Protect Plus, Mercedes Benz Protection aims to provide top-quality insurance and greater peace of mind for Mercedes Benz customers. 

Mercedes Star Protect Plus

The main selling point of these new insurance and takaful plans are that a courtesy car will be provided for up to 20 days per period of insurance, if the insured car is having accident repair performed at an authorised Mercedes-Benz workshop. 

Other benefits of both plans include a nationwide limitless towing distance, relief allowance due to flood damage, car key replacement costs reimbursement, an all driver full coverage which does not require a prior driver name submission to the insurer and many more. 

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For the more cautious Mercedes Benz owner, one can opt for the Star Protect Plus plan. The highlight of the plan being that it includes tire and rim coverage from accidental damage. 

Both Star Protect and Star Protect Plus insurance and takaful plans are offered from 1st March 2020. 

Mercedes Star Protect

More information about these plans can be found in the press release below:

Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia Introduces Star Protect and Star Protect Plus Insurance and Takaful Solutions

Mercedes-Benz Protection, under Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia (MBSM), introduced two new insurance and takaful solutions to provide Mercedes-Benz owners with top-quality insurance and greater peace of mind. The solutions are a first-of-its-kind in the premium motor insurance and takaful category, and amongst other things, offer a temporary Mercedes-Benz replacement vehicle benefit for up to 20-days per period of insurance if the insured car is in an authorised Mercedes-Benz workshop for accident repair. There are also new benefits which include a nationwide limitless towing distance, reimbursement of car key replacement costs, and an all driver cover which does not require a prior driver name submission to the insurer. 

Mike Ponnaz, Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia (MBSM) said: “The entire automotive industry is transforming and motor insurance is preparing for changes as the connected vehicle ecosystem comes into being and as consumer ownership preferences shift. Through our customer-centric approach, not only have we widened our insurance partner base, we deep dived into our current offerings in order to develop a more comprehensive motor insurance coverage for Mercedes-Benz owners”. 

“Our aim is to increase the number of insured and satisfied customers under Mercedes-Benz Protection by offering products which provide owners with greater peace of mind”, he added.  

Under the improved insurance and takaful packages, vehicles will be covered for basic loss or damage such as damage resulting from accidental collision, burglary, housebreaking, theft and attempted theft, or any malicious acts, and liability to third parties, with additional protection for impact damage caused by falling trees due to convulsions of nature. 

Other new features of Star Protect and Star Protect Plus include coverage for all drivers of a car, both individually-owned and company-owned, even if a driver’s name is not stated during the insurance submission process. The towing assistance will also see a comprehensive plan upgrade which includes unlimited towing distance for breakdown and accident with one-way toll charges of up to RM30 included. Under the towing plan, customer can utilize the flood towing for up to six occurrences, 24-hour minor roadside repairs and free assistance in arranging value-added benefits that offer accommodation, taxi transportation, and cross-border towing services. Customers will only have to pay for the value-added benefits if used.

The packages also offer owners car key replacement, compensation for loss of possessions as a result of window snatch theft, flood relief allowance for damage due to flood, and personal accident coverage for the driver and up to four (4) passengers. If the car is in an authorised Mercedes-Benz workshop for accident repair, Mercedes-Benz Protection will provide customers with a temporary Mercedes-Benz car for up to 20 days per period of insurance. 

Star Protect Plus will come with an additional four (4) Tyre and four (4) Rim coverage to ensure protection at every turn. This provides protection for accidental damage caused by road debris or curbing which can adversely impact the resale value of a car, as well as optimum vehicle performance.  

The Star Protect and Star Protect Plus insurance and takaful solutions are available from 1 March 2020 at all leading and authorised Mercedes-Benz dealerships. Mercedes-Benz Protection is committed to deliver assurance that keeps you mobile. 

All insurance and takaful solutions information mentioned herein are only a brief summary. Please refer to the precise terms and conditions stated in the policy/takaful document for more details.

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