Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore looks to raise awareness about disabilities through partnership with Disabled People’s Association
Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore (TMLS) partnered with the Disabled People’s Association (DPA) to “Raise at TMLS” - a company-wide event that looks to raising awareness for persons with disabilities in Singapore.
This partnership event raised S$16,000 through an internal donation drive, which will go towards the publication that both companies will develop together - “Inclusive Practices in Healthcare.” This report will look to bring to light policies and programmes aimed at promoting social integration of persons with disabilities. It will also share experiences concerning disability in order to identify better co-ordinated solutions through its round-table discussions, Government consultations, position papers, letters to the media and press releases.
“Raise at TMLS goes beyond the partnership with DPA. Through the activities, we were able to learn more about the different types of disabilities which helped our staff understand, empathize and therefore, better cater financial advice to families and caretakers of those with disabilities. Our partnership with DPA is also a commitment to TMLS’ Good Company principles – to look beyond profit and act with integrity for the benefit of our customers, shareholders, business partners and more importantly, to society,” said Lance Tay, CEO, TMLS.
“DPA is thankful for the donation from TMLS, and we are excited to partner with them for our upcoming publication. Through this, we hope that we will be able to communicate the importance of financial planning and insurance to those in our network. Our extended partnership with TMLS will help bring us one step closer to our goal of serving as the voice of persons with disabilities and work to ensure that they have equal rights and full participation in society,” said Dr. Marissa Medjeral-Mills, the Executive Director of DPA.
Raise at TMLS is one of the Good Company events that TMLS holds annually. Held at Sentosa, TMLS staff had to engage in activities that emulated a disability which aimed to help teams understand how challenging it is for simple tasks to be completed when limitations are placed.