APA Insurance and BRITAM shine at AKI Awards
The insurance industry converged in Nairobi over the weekend to celebrate winners of the AKI Awards for the years 2020 and 2021.
The AKI Awards, hosted by the Association of Kenya Insurers, saw APA Insurance take the General Insurance Company of the Year Award for 2020 while Jubilee took the 2021 title. Britam took the Life Insurance Company of the Year award for both 2020 and 2021. These awards go to the company with the highest number of qualified agents and the highest aggregate points in all the Life and General Insurance categories.
While he was addressing the gathering, AKI Chairman, Mr. Jerim Otieno noted that all the digital platforms developed by the Association are only as useful as the data members provide and also how they are deployed in insurance companies. ‘‘This is one of the key reasons why we introduced the IMIDS Award Category for Motor underwriters to recognise companies that are fully utilising the system,’’ he added.
APA Insurance was recognised as the company that made the best use of the Integrated Motor Insurance Database System (IMIDS) for both 2020 and 2021.
A total of 317 insurance agents met the qualifying criteria in 2020 while 349 qualified in 2021.
Jackson Chepotek from UAP Old Mutual won the 2021 General Insurance Agent of the Year having sold 64 policies worth Ksh4.5million. Zipporah Kamari of APA Insurance won the 2020 title having sold 64 policies worth Ksh3.7million.
Life Insurance Agent of the Year 2021 Award went to Mercy Wangari Mwangi of Britam having sold 80 policies valued at Ksh52million. Ruth Mumbe Nyingi, also from Britam, took the 2020 title having sold 154 policies valued at Ksh58million.
The 2021 Persistency award went to Jayshree Haria of Jubilee while the 2020 award went to Samson Muthee of Kenindia Assurance. This award is given to the insurance agent with the highest retention of policy holders over a three year period.
The event comes at a time when the Association is working closely with its membership to roll out digital platforms that will improve customer service, increase efficiency and reduce fraud.
About AKI Awards
The AKI Awards, is an annual event organized by the Association of Kenya Insurers that brings together the insurance industry to recognize top performing insurance sales agents and companies.