In line with its commitment to supporting the nation’s senior citizens, Sampath Bank rolled out a record Rs. 185 million in medical benefits to Sampath Sanhinda Saver accountholders around the island.
This is the highest value of benefits offered in a single year by the Bank since the launch of this program in 2009.
Coming at a time when the world is reeling from the economic impact of the global pandemic, the benefits offered are expected to be a welcome shot in the arm by helping senior citizens with their medical expenses.
Taking the heightened health and safety concerns brought about by the pandemic and the related movement restrictions, the Bank has also further simplified access to medical benefits and the information around it. Sampath Sanhinda Saver accountholders can contact any Sampath Bank branch or call the Bank’s customer care centre on 0112 303 050 to check their eligibility. Customers availing themselves of medical benefits for the first time can collect their new Medical Benefit Cards while existing cardholders can get their cards topped up from their nearest branch.
These benefits are offered based on the average annual balance maintained in each Sampath Sanhinda Saver account between 01st July 2020 and 30th June 2021. The applicable sum will be credited to all the accountholder’s Sanhinda Medical Benefit cards and can be used to make payments at a wide range of medical institutes.
Partner organisations include: Asiri Group of Hospitals, CDEM Hospital, Derana Medical Laboratory, Hemas Hospitals, Lanka Hospitals, Medihelp Hospitals, Nawaloka Hospitals, Nawinna Medicare Hospitals, Nothern Central Hospitals, Pannipitiya Private Hospital, Queensburry Hospital (Galle), Sethma Hospital – Gampaha, Singhe Hospitals, Southern Lanka Hospitals, and Winsetha Hospital as well as select Rajya Osusala (State Pharmaceuticals Corporation) and Vision Care outlets.
Sampath Bank is also offering special discounts at select partner hospitals to Sampath Sanhinda Saver accountholders when paying using their Sanhinda debit cards.
“At Sampath Bank, we have always strived to offer innovative financial solutions and services that are in line with our customers’ evolving needs. As a Bank that takes immense pride in Sri Lanka’s culture and heritage, we have great regard for the country’s senior citizens and seek to offer them greater value during the golden years of their lives through solutions like the Sampath Sanhinda Saver account,” said Tharaka Ranwala, Senior DGM – Operations / Group Chief Marketing Officer, Sampath Bank PLC. “The Rs. 185 million worth of medical benefits being offered to Sampath Sanhinda Saver accountholders this year is part of our continued efforts around extending additional support to our customers during this global pandemic. This is the highest value of benefits offered through this account in a given year.”
Elaborating on the value delivered by the account, Halin Hettigoda, Assistant General Manager – Deposit Mobilization, Sampath Bank PLC, said, “The Sampath Sanhinda Saver account offers senior citizens both greater returns on their savings as well as a host of other value additions to support their lifestyle requirements. We provide a higher interest rate, and the interest dues are credited twice a month. We also offer medical benefits as an added reward to assist with their medical expenses. We remain committed to delivering greater value to all Sri Lankans through customer focused innovation as we continue to present their future,” he added.
Sampath Bank is a 100% local bank that has deeply rooted itself in the hearts of the people of Sri Lanka. Established in 1987, the bank has become a state-of-the-art financial institution that continues to be a market leader today thanks to its constant innovation and customer focused approach to business. It has introduced many firsts to the Sri Lankan banking sector including the introduction of ATMs to Sri Lanka, extended banking hours and slip-less banking to name a few. The Bank continues to steadily transform itself into a technology-driven financial services provider whilst keeping true to our traditions and values.