Igloo Safeguards the Growing Freelance Workforce in the Philippines

Igloo Safeguards the Growing Freelance Workforce in the Philippines

The Philippines’ digital economy thrives, and Filipinos leverage this growth by offering skills and services globally. Freelancing empowers individuals to contribute to the country’s economic strength while enjoying work flexibility.

Igloo, a regional insurtech company dedicated to providing insurance for everyone, recognizes the need to protect this growing workforce. Payoneer’s 2022 report estimates 1.5 million Filipinos work as freelancers, offering services like content creation and customer service.

Igloo and its partners offer Gadget Protection and Cracked Screen Protection plans, safeguarding freelancers’ essential work devices like phones, laptops, and other electronics.

“Freelancers transcend geographical limitations, offering flexible schedules and showcasing their skills globally,” says Roberto Vea, Igloo Philippines’ Commercial Lead. “This is why freelancing is a thriving sector.”

The Philippine government acknowledges the importance of protecting freelancers by passing the Freelance Worker Protection Act (HB 67183) in 2023. This bill provides benefits like night differentials and hazard pay.

“We support the government’s initiative,” says Vea. “Our Gadget Protection plans ensure freelancers can continue working smoothly. Since most freelance work happens online, protecting their devices is crucial. Our products safeguard the tools that power the freelance economy.”

Gadget Protection offers extensive coverage against accidental and liquid damage, with the added benefit of professional repairs at authorized centers. You can find this product on GInsure and Lazada.

Cracked Screen Protection, available on Shopee, covers screen damage caused by accidental physical impact for up to 12 months, providing peace of mind for users worried about screen cracks.

Since January 2023, over 15.8 million policies of these two products have been sold in the Philippines.

Igloo’s Gadget Protection and Cracked Screen Protection empower freelancers to boost productivity, efficiency, and career growth. These are just a few examples of Igloo’s commitment to making insurance accessible and beneficial for everyone, including those driving the booming freelance industry.

Visit iglooinsure.com to learn more about Igloo’s Gadget Protection and other insurance solutions.