MIRI: Youths should know the importance of having an insurance scheme.
Sarawak National Youth Organisation (Saberkas) deputy secretary-general Dennis Ngau Jok said it would be a loss if they did not take up insurance policies when they were still young.
“Having an insurance policy will bring great benefits to every level of society, especially youths,” he said during the opening ceremony of an insurance seminar for Saberkas members conducted by Takaful Ikhlas Sdn Bhd on Tuesday.
He lamented that many young people perceived insurance schemes as only for elderly people, which should be changed as current statistics showed deteriorating health among youths.
“I’m worried as there are cases of chronic disease at young age, as early as the 20s before they even reach their 30s,” he added.
He said having an insurance policy would greatly relieve the policy holder during times of emergency.
“Insurance would at least cover the medical cost,” he said.
Also present at the event was Takaful Ikhlas (East Malaysia) vice president Shamsul Bahrin Sugimin.