When Ariel Casacop’s wife Severa passed away due to heart failure in 2008, the world seemed to have ended for him and their only daughter Astrid Pauline. But due to foresight and a belief in investing in the future, all was not lost for the family as Ariel’s wife left a significant legacy for their daughter.
In 1996, both Ariel and his wife decided to take out an insurance policy that would benefit their then two-year old daughter in the event of their passing. Not just that, insurance can also serve to provide retirement benefits and other emergency uses. Ariel says, “Nung una hindi pa uso yung life insurance pero alam namin na magandang investment sya.”
With her mother’s passing four years ago, Astrid was able to collect on her death benefits recently when she turned 18. The amount has made a significant impact in terms of paying for her college education where she is currently a third year management engineering student. “Malaking tulong sa anak ko ang nakuha naming life insurance proceeds ni misis,” Ariel replies. “Salamat sa Philippine Life, kung wala kaming insurance, napakahirap.”
Before, there was a mindset that insurance was morbid, but Ariel found it a necessity needed by any family for their own security. Ariel adds, “That’s why my wife took one. Napaka-family oriented nya. I advise families to get a Philippine Life policy now!”
Especially with Philippine Life, not only do you get a policy, there is a relationship formed that has proved rewarding and easy. “Maganda ang serbisyo, kahit nawala na yung agent at wala na din si misis. Kaibigan ko na ang kumpanya. Yun ang pagkakaiba nila sa ibang life insurance company,” he states. Processing of his wife’s death benefits was fast after Astrid came of age. It took only a week of processing before they received the full benefits.
For Philippine Life, it may just be another day on the job but, for Ariel and Astrid, it is a relationship that has come full circle for their small family – with a chance to go even further in the future.