Kuala Lumpur- 3 November 2020 – After a nationwide hunt for the most dynamic candidate to lead the charge, JA ASSURE is extremely delighted to reveal today that Dr Kasturi Maniam, a renowned doctor in the local community, has been appointed as the face and ethos of Doctor Shield, the professional indemnity insurance for the medical profession that has taken the country by storm.

Taking on the role of Managing Director of the Doctor Shield division, Dr Kasturi will spearhead further inroads in making Doctor Shield the first port of call for all medical professionals across Malaysia to establish and renew their annual medical malpractice insurance – a vital component for all practising doctors to renew their medical licence.

The Managing Director of the Doctor Shield, Dr Kasturi Maniam

Doctor Shield has been creating a lot of buzz since last year, with JA ASSURE’s trademark approach of causing disruption to traditional and archaic ways of serving industry. In the case of medical malpractice insurance, Doctor Shield offers a hassle-free process where doctors can select and secure their insurance coverage online with just a few clicks. The response from the medical fraternity has been exponential as doctor after doctor has been discovering that getting their insurance secured does not have to involve hours of confusion and uncertainty – hours that could be better served helping their patients become well again, especially at this unprecedented time of tackling a worldwide pandemic.

Dr Kasturi has a lot of experience in the medical field and is well-liked by both patients and peers alike, and has been a rising star in terms of medical management, having held the position of Head of Indemnity at AON. By securing her passion for the industry and dedicated management approach, JA ASSURE is sending a strong signal to the market that they are serious about providing the best end-to-end service that is readily accessible, comprehensively packaged and competitively priced.

JA ASSURE’s CEO and founder of Doctor Shield, Mr Japhire Gopi, reiterated, “Dr Kasturi is the best person to lead the division – she is someone who not only understands the business realities, but also has an intimate understanding of doctors and the medical professional. We would like to believe that today’s announcement is yet another example of our innovative approach to indemnity insurance, where we spare no effort in offering true protection to our doctor clientele.”

Doctor Shield was released in June 2019 without much fanfare but has since captured the attention of medical professionals via word-of-mouth. The take-up rate has grown exponentially, and a significant base of doctors has now been served by Doctor Shield, with the professional indemnity underwritten by Chubb Insurance – a global player in the insurance industry.