PGIN to provide PUV drivers with accident insurance by agents · March 26, 2022 The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN), through the Metro Ilocos Norte Council (MINC), has allocated Php 1.5 million for accident insurance for public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers in the province.Labeled as the “MINC Transport Group Accident Insurance,” the initiative aims to insure MINC-registered PUV drivers from accidents and death in response to the hazards they are exposed to in their job.“Most PUV drivers are daily wage earners. They rely on their daily earnings to sustain their families. That is why they cannot afford to get sick nor be engaged in any accidents. Thus, MINC will provide and ensure a blanket of protection from all risks either by accident or death as our drivers ply the roads and provide transport services to our kakailian,” Mr. Cipriano E. Martinez III, MINC General Manager, said.To claim insurance, PUV drivers must have a MINC Identification Card, have been in a work-related accident, and be of legal age, in addition to the documentary requirements depending on the nature of the accident. Medical expenses of minor accidents will be covered by the Provincial Government or will be compensated with Php 10,000.00, whichever is less. Similarly, in serious accidents that result in the loss of limbs, paralysis, or mental trauma, medical expenses will be covered or a sum of Php 30,000 will be provided. In the event of immediate death, the family of the deceased driver will be given burial assistance of Php 50,000.