Portland, Sep 15 | Oregon Governor Kate Brown said that she will veto several line-item appropriations in order to preserve funding for the state’s ongoing emergency wildfire response efforts and maintain a balanced budget.
Combined, the vetoes will preserve over $65 million, reports Xinhua news agency.
In order to expedite an immediate relief package by the Legislature’s Emergency Board, Brown on Monday night also requested that legislators reserve at least $150 million in the state’s emergency fund for upcoming requests relating to the raging wildfires.
According to Brown, Oregon faces several unprecedented challenges simultaneously, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, structural racism, widespread unemployment, budget shortfall, and “now the worst wildfire season in our lifetimes”.
So far, the wildfires have scorched over 1 million acres of land across the state, killed 10 people, while 22 others were reported missing, according to the Oregon Office of Emergency Management.
It added that firefighters in the state were struggling to contain more than 30 active wildfires currently.
Besides Oregon, massive wildfires were also raging in California, Washington, Colorado, Idaho and Utah.
Authorities in the worst-hit state of California, where 25 people have died since August 15, report that firefighters are working to contain 29 major wildfires across the state.
Policybazaar Unveils its new brand campaign "AapKiSideHai"
Akshay Kumar delivers the brand’s promise of always being on the customer’s side
Gurugram, 19th Sept, 2020:Policybazaar.com (Twitter handle: PolicyBazaar), India’s largest online insurance marketplace with over 10 million customers, showcases its commitment to customers in its new television campaign “AapKiSideHai”. The new ad campaign featuring Policybazaar brand ambassador, Akshay Kumar, highlights the brand’s promise of embracing a holistic customer centric approach while helping to bridge the insurance protection gap in India.
Policybazaar’sAapKiSideHai campaign seeks to reassure its customers on being a dependable Insurance partner for them, every step of the way. The brand has always focused on distributing products like term insurance, health insurance, zero commission ULIP’s and motor insurance that are optimal from a customer perspective. Policybazaar is now extending the brand promise beyond the purchase experience to ensure that consumers get the highest levels of service throughout the policy lifecycle.
The new brand campaign reinforces Policybazaar core value of putting the customer first by delivering on its promise of providing a trusted platform for all types of insurance products. The brand is committed to guiding the customer throughout the insurance journey, starting from recommending the right products at affordable pricing, ensuring thatthe policy issuance process is smooth and fast, and, to providing services and claims assistance when needed.
“While we continue to highlight the importance of Health & Term life Insurance through our marketing campaigns, with the brand promise of Policybazaar AapKiSideHai, we also intend to position Policybazaar as a customer centric brand, that is committed to stand by its customers, both pre and post purchase”, said Samir Sethi, Head of Brand Marketing, Policybazaar.com. The new ad series highlights Policybazaar’s unparalleled support to customers, while providing them with the ease of comparing and buying term and health plans online with guidance at each & every step.
Speaking about the TVC launch, Sharat Dhall, Chief Operating Officer, Policybazaar.com said, “Our ultimate aim is to provide 360-degree assistance to customers that starts from when the policy is bought, to provide assistance when the claim is paid out, should such a situation arise. Winning and maintaining customer trust is a strong ethos within the company and this campaign reflects that. At a time when the world is grappling with a crisis like no other, the brand intends to instill confidence in the customers’ buying decisions by assuring them protection of their futures with the right insurance products & thorough assistance throughout the journey.”
The new brand campaign in its series displays moments of indecision that people may have while investing in protection products. It addresses these queries &emphasizes the importance of nurturing a bond with the consumers thereby creating customer delight.