MSIG Malaysia

Golf seems like a perfectly relaxing pastime, but accidents can happen out there on the course. It only takes an unexpected gust of wind or a nasty hook or slice to send the ball the wrong way. What if the ball hits a person? MSIG Golfer’s Insurance is a must for golfers. It pays for loss or damage of golfing equipments and protects you with a personal accident cover, legal liability to third parties for bodily injury or damage to property, plus of course, a hole-in-one award.

My golf buddies and I were really looking forward to playing golf in Thailand after attending a business conference there. We even brought our own golf equipment from Penang. So you can imagine my disappointment when I lost my clubs, shoes, gloves at the golf course after all that effort.
 
(The cost of the Golf Bag with the various clubs is RM3,500. What about the shoes, the balls and the gloves? The total cost for the loss is definitely much higher, and may even exceed RM5,000 depending on the brands of the golfing equipment).

Fortunately, my MSIG Golf Insurance policy covers loss/damage to my golfing equipment on any golf course in the world*. Story doesn’t end there. Still played using the Club’s golf set. Guess what? I experienced my first hole in one! Also covered by my MSIG Golf policy. *Only for temporary visits.

Liability: Mr Lee tees-off and the ball hits the windscreen of a parked vehicle in the vicinity belonging to Mr Seah. Mr Lee was liable for the damage and fortunately his insurance covered the cost of RM1,500 to replace the windscreen.

Note:

Service Tax implementation effective 1 September 2018

Please be informed that a 6% Service Tax will be charged with effect from 1st September 2018 for all taxable general insurance policies with period of insurance commencing on or after 1st September 2018 or policies spanning across 1st September 2018 (pro-rated charge).

You are obligated to pay any applicable taxes (which include but not limited to service tax and stamp duty) imposed by the Malaysian tax authorities in relation to this Policy.

We are in the midst of updating our brochures and product materials to reflect the Service Tax. The materials will be ready in due course.

Nomination is important to ensure that your loved ones get the protection that you intended.

To assist you in understanding ‘Nomination’, we have come up with simple FAQs below. 

1.    Why do I have to nominate?

Nomination is important to ensure that your loved ones will receive the protection as intended by you and that policy moneys may be paid out by insurers without any delay.  Where no nomination is made, the policy moneys will be paid out to your lawful executor (if you have made a Will) or your lawful administrator (if no Will has been made) – this process will take a while.

*If there is no lawful executor or administrator, then the policy moneys will be paid out to the rightful persons in accordance with applicable distribution laws.

2.    Who can I nominate?

You can nominate any individual(s) you want.  HOWEVER, not all nominees will receive the policy moneys beneficially or for their own use.  Depending on your marital status and who you nominate, nominations may produce unexpected results for the nominee(s).  Likewise, nominations by a Muslim policy owner and non-Muslim policy owner will have different consequences.

How so?

Nominations made by a non-Muslim policy owner will create either (i) a trust policy in favour of the nominee(s) or (ii) a non-trust policy.

To ensure that your nominee(s) receive the policy moneys as intended, you need to ensure that a trust policy is created in favour of your nominee(s).

3.    How do you create a trust policy?

Trust policy will be created:

(a)   if the nominee is your spouse or child; or

(b)  if the nominee is your parent (provided that there is no living spouse or child at the time you make the nomination).

4.    What if I nominate someone else as my nominee(s)?

In such as case, you are creating a non-trust policy.  Here, your nominee will only receive the policy moneys as executor and distribute the policy moneys in accordance with your Will or where there is no Will, in accordance with applicable distribution laws.  If you intend for these nominee(s) to receive the policy moneys beneficially and not as executor, you will need to assign the policy benefits to them.

In brief, if you nominate people other than your spouse, children or parents, make sure to assign the policy benefits to them to ensure that they receive the policy moneys for their own use.  Please contact MSIG if you require more information on this.

5.    What about Muslim policy owner?

Nominee(s) irrespective of the relationship with the policy owner can only receive the policy moneys as executor and the policy moneys must be distributed in accordance with Islamic laws.

6.    I did not make any nomination and Will.  How will the policy moneys be distributed?

The policy moneys as well as your other assets will be distributed in accordance with applicable distribution laws.

For West Malaysia and Sarawak, the Distribution Act 1958 applies, where the policy moneys and assets will be divided between your surviving spouse, children and parent(s) in certain proportions.

The Distribution Act 1958 is however not applicable to Muslims in West Malaysia and natives in Sarawak.  For Sabah, policy moneys and assets will be distributed in accordance with the Intestate Succession Ordinance 1960.

7.    How do I make a nomination?

It is easy to make a nomination.  You can download the PA Insurance Nomination Form provided in this website or you may contact us and request for a copy.  Complete and return the original PA Insurance Nomination Form to MSIG for our further action  – you may wish to refer to the sample completed form for reference. 

Please make sure that the form is duly signed and witnessed by someone who is 18 years old and above, of sound mind and not a named nominee, failing which the nomination may be deemed invalid.

*The FAQs are provided for general information only. For detailed provisions on nomination, please refer to Schedule 10 of Financial Services Act 2013. 

To download a copy of the Personal Accident Insurance Nomination Form, please click on the link below.

8.    Can I being the insured revoke the nomination made earlier in my trust policy?

Yes, you can revoke the nomination under your trust policy but under the law you must obtain the written consent of the trustee before the revocation can be valid. (Refer to explanation in question 3 above). Hence, if you wish to revoke the nomination, you may download the Consent Form provided by us through the link below for completion. After the submission of the completed Consent Form and new Nomination Form to us, we will pass an endorsement for a change of nominee to your trust policy.

Specimen Personal Accident Insurance Nomination Form
Personal Accident Insurance Nomination Form
Consent Form for Revocation of Nomination

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