ALL METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) enforcers will soon enjoy free insurance coverage on accidental death and disablement funded by the non-life insurance sector. In a statement on Wednesday, Insurance Commissioner Dennis B. Funa said the insurance will protect traffic enforcers from risks such as constant exposure to black carbon and heavy metals, dismemberment or even unexpected death in traffic accidents. He said the Philippine Insurers and Reinsurers Association, Inc. (PIRA), and the Philippine Insurers Club (PIC), representing the non-life insurance industry, will handle the free coverage after they signed a memorandum of agreement on Tuesday. The free insurance include coverage on accidental death worth P10,000, motorcycling cover worth P10,000, unprovoked murder and assault worth P5,000, accidental medical reimbursement worth P1,000 and another P1,000 for accidental burial benefit. Fortune General Insurance Corporation, Inc. will issue the group policy under this program. “With all these risks they encounter in the performance of their job, it is fitting for our MMDA enforcers to have such insurance program that will protect them and grant assurance to their loved ones in the event of unexpected death,” Mr. Funa said. — Beatrice M. Laforga