Why Householders Policy is especially important in January

January is commonly known for torrential rainfall and flash flooding in Seychelles and this year has not been much different. It is generally one of the most important months for homeowners with a Householders Policy.

Torrential rainfall and flash floods can cause damage to houses, walls and even vehicles on site. The force of the water can cause structural damage to the building, including carrying debris within the perimeter and inside the house. Heavy winds and storms can also cause fallen debris such as tree branches to damage the roof, walls and windows of the house Other damage can be caused by landslides and boulders crashing into the homes. Erosion can also weaken the foundation of the home, especially those built on stilts.

If you have a Householders Policy, your policy would cover damage to the building of your house, including roofs, walls, floors, windows and doors if you have the Building cover. Your policy would also cover damage resulting out of the flood to your furniture and other items if you have a Content cover.

If your house was recently damaged by flood or other debris from the torrential rainfall, contact Sacos to make a Claims for the damage caused.

If you do not have a Householders Policy, today is a good day to contact us (T: 429 5000 or E: claims@sacos.sc) or more information on the Householders.

Stay safe by using our Online Payment Option

With the spread of the coronavirus in the community, Sacos has recently announced new measures to restrict the movement of the public within our premises.

Amongst those measures, we are strongly advising all our customers to make use of our online payment mechanism instead of coming in-person to effect such payments.

How does it work?

You can download JuiceByMCB or from your App Store to register for online payment.

You can pay your insurance premium or your rent at anytime and anywhere on the Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB) Juice mobile application if you are an MCB client by using Sacos’ Mobile Merchant Number:

  • Sacos Life2660966 (For Life premium & rent payment)
  • Sacos Group Limited2660967 (For general insurance premium payment)

Follow the steps below to pay Sacos:

1.      Select ‘Pay a Juice Merchant’.

2.      Type “Sacos” under ‘Search merchant’.

3.      Are you making a life insurance premium or Sacos rent payment? Select ‘Sacos Life Insurance’.

4.      Are you making a general insurance premium payment? Select ‘Sacos Group Limited’.

5.      Enter the amount to be paid, e.g. SCR500.

6.      Are you making an insurance premium payment? Enter the policy number of your insurance.

7.      Are you making a rent payment? Enter your full name.

If you are not a client of MCB, please consult our website to identify other payment options.

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

With COVID-19 currently spreading through the community, the public is being advised to undertake health and safety practices and to remain vigilant at all times.

Taking in consideration the advice of the Public Health Authority on COVID-19 prevention, here are a few tips for our esteemed customers:

1.      Masks should be worn at all times when out in public, especially where the 1m physical distance requirement cannot be met.

2.      Observe the 1m distance even if you are wearing a mask.

3.      Masks should be worn at all times if you engage with members of the public. If possible, place a protective screen between yourself and the clients you engage with.

4.      Masks should not be shared. Keep a clean, spare one in your bag or car in case you forget your mask at home.

5.      If disposable, masks should be worn once and immediately thrown away when no longer usable.

6.      If masks are reusable, masks should be worn once and washed thoroughly before reuse.

7.      When removing your masks, remove it by the straps (behind your ears) and limit contact with the front-facing part of the mask.

8.      Do not leave your mask lying around on commonly used surfaces once you have removed it.

9.      Keep surfaces at home and at work clean at all times, including desanitising the area on a daily basis.

10.   Limit the number of people within your premises at all times to ensure that the 1m physical distance requirement can be met. Avoid gathering with people outside of your social/home circle.

11.   Provide sanitiser dispensers at the front of your entrance for members of the public to use.

12.   Sanitise your hands before engaging with another person and after dealing with cash, documents, parcels or others received from someone else.

13.   Remove your work clothes once you arrive home and immediately place them in the laundry room.

14.   Wash your hands thoroughly with soap regularly and avoid touching your face at all times.

15.   Treat everyone, not in your immediate home circle, as if they could possibly have COVID-19 and maintain your distance, avoid handshake, greet-kissing or any physical touching.

Protect yourself and those around you. Wear a mask!