UCPB GEN Blackbox Insurance arrives


An innovative and improved motor car insurance is here.

UCPB General Insurance Company, Inc. (UCPB GEN) takes pride in introducing the first and most advanced technology-driven insurance product with UCPB GEN Blackbox Insurance.

UCPB GEN Blackbox Insurance is a comprehensive motor car insurance that comes with a GPS/Telematics device, powered by VTEL, that monitors distance traveled, speed, acceleration and car location using mobile application. This provides additional protection for car owners guiding them to smoother trips and safer journeys.

To formally launch the product, UCPB GEN held a send-off event at Toby’s Estate Coffee Roasters in Makati City last April 19. UCPB GEN Blackbox Insurance was presented to the media highlighting its features and benefits.

“With technology around us, we are challenged to improve our products and services and since we’ve been working on this product for several months now, we are very excited to bring you this innovation,” UCPB GEN Vice President for Technical Services Marinella B. Gregorio stated welcoming the guests who attended the launch.

Mary Liao, Senior Manager for Marketing, discussed the product features while, Louise Yu, (position) of VTEL, explained how the telematics device works.

The affair was hosted by James Deakin, a prominent multi-media automotive journalist with 15 years of experience in the industry.

Also, media representatives from publications and online sites including Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star/ Business World, Top Gear PH, Gadgets Magazine, Speed Magazine, C! Magazine, MB Life, MB Moms and Babies, and JamesDeakin.ph attended the said event.

To let the guests experience the device first-hand, each of them were lent one unit and some immediately installed the device in their car.

After a month, the attendees gathered again to share their experience with UCPB GEN Blackbox Insurance in a wrap-up event held at Bar Pintxos in Bonifacio Global City, May 17.

“The user-interface is a lot friendlier and it has accident report,” Deakins, who also hosted the closing event, expressed.

Belle Alba of Gadgets Magazine commended the real-time tracker feature of the device and app. “It gives me visibility on my vehicle’s whereabouts,” Alba shared.

On the other hand, Aris Ilagan of Top Gear PH jokingly mentioned that everyone in his household became paranoid because of the tracker but cited its advantage: “It’s matter of getting used to it. Everyone has a peace of mind. At least alam mo saan pupunta or nasaan ‘yung family mo.”

The culmination event aimed at gathering feedback from the users to improve services and cite problems which were addressed by the developers during the event.

The UCPB GEN Blackbox Insurance is available at the UCPB GEN Head Office.