- PHA Assurance is proud to announce Justin Olam from the NRL Grand Final winning team, Melbourne Storm, as the official Brand Ambassador for PHA Assurance
- Justin believes that health insurance for individuals, couples and families will save lives in PNG
- PHA offers affordable health insurance to protect people from the high costs of treatment when they get sick
PHA Assurance is extremely proud to announce Justin Olam, superstar point-scorer from the NRL’s Melbourne Storm as brand ambassador for their Health Insurance products. Justin chose to partner with PHA because he believes affordable health insurance is a way for people to seek medical help sooner, reducing the number of preventable deaths in his beloved country.
Justin, born in Chimbu Province, started his league career in his late teens in the Unitech Spartans and went on to play for the PNG Hunters, the Kumuls and has been with the Melbourne Storm since 2017.
“Healthcare is something we forget about when we are healthy, we need to think about what will happen if we get sick and can’t afford treatment. Heath Insurance is a step you can take to protect yourself in the future. If you feel unwell, you can see a doctor and they might pick up something that will save your life. If you can do that without worrying about money, then that is the power of insurance.” said Justin in pre-recorded video at today’s press conference.
According to statistics compiled by WHO (World Health Organisation), more than 50% of deaths in Papua New Guinea are preventable. The leading causes of death are heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancers that can be treated if caught early. The average life expectancy in PNG is low compared to our neighbouring countries, with men living to 62 and women, 64 years of age. These numbers can be improved vastly with early access to treatment and education on the lifestyle choices that contribute to these diseases.
PHA Assurance are committed to providing options to consumers to allow more people access to insurance but they are also passionate about education to reduce lifestyle-related deaths.
“Sport is essential to the enjoyment of life for most people and in PNG, Rugby League is the favourite sport. We deeply admire what Justin has achieved in his NRL career and believe that he is in a unique position of respect to educate people on the importance of protecting yourself and your loved ones in times of need.” said John Elisa, CEO of PHA Insurance.
PHA Assurance was launched in PNG in 2019. PHA is a fully licensed insurer specialising in protecting the health and belongings of people in Papua New Guinea.
PHA, in partnership with Fullerton Health, the largest healthcare provider in South-East Asia, brings digital technology-enabled, cutting edge insurance to PNG that offers affordable and comprehensive health insurance to everyone. Being able to insure your home, motor vehicles and travel gives you protection against financial loss if there is an accident.
“We ensure all our members get the fast support they need at an affordable price. Health insurance means that more people have the ability to access the treatment they need to feel better and live longer” said John Elisa.
To enquire about cover, call +675-321-0322, visit www.pha-pg.com
To speak to someone about this press release contact John Elisa at PHA on 321-0322 or 7111 0930