UNESPA - the Spanish Union of Insurers and Reinsurers – created the largest life insurance policy in Spain’s history (1 million insured) in March 2020 to insure professionals at health centers and care homes for the elderly and for those with disabilities. The creation of the policy was possible thanks to the donation of 38 million euros from 107 participating insurance companies. The campaign to publicize the initiative revolved, over the course of the year, around the spread of informative content among the traditional and social media.
In June 2021, after allocating 8.4 million euros to the payment of benefits and support to 5,000 health and socio-health workers and their families, the 107 insurance companies participating in the initiative decided to set up a second phase of actions through the supportive fund: the project “Be ready (to be safer)”. UNESPA decided to develop a campaign integrated with the creative concept aligned with the purpose of the sector: “Be ready (to be safer)”, whereby only a better prepared/preventive society can tackle the future with certainty. “Be Ready” is a social commitment campaign, undertaken by the insurance sector, to raise awareness in society. This initiative sought to open up a debate among the public about the consequences of the pandemic (economic, social, scientific, etc.) and the way to overcome this situation (scientific research and solidarity).
A creative, innovative and disruptive campaign was developed to positively impact the reputation of the insurance sector, generating this connection with society through positive messages from reliable sources.
Work was undertaken on two fronts: on the one hand, informative, consisting of the spread of a strategic donation plan to be implemented from the surplus of the supportive insurance fund (donations allocated to scientific projects and social purposes); and, on the other hand, emotional, by highlighting the work, dedication and efforts made by different people to prevent, mitigate and overcome the effects of the pandemic. This sought to send out a clear message: a society with foresight that is prepared can resist pandemics in the future. The importance of this second aim should be underlined, given that it is in line with the three pillars on which insurance revolves in general: prevent, mitigate, repair.