With all the unexpected deaths, blindness, loss of limbs, and general misfortune that seem to befall Game of Thrones (GoT) characters, we can't help but think this is one lot that could benefit from having a little insurance.
We came up with a list of our favourite (still very much alive and breathing) characters from GoT to establish what kind of insurance products they might need!
In our view, Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons (can all of that fit into her policy document??) has the most risk and definitely needs to look into shoring up her insurance portfolio.
For a start, a good, customisable employee insurance plan should be at the top of her list to take care of any medical care that the Unsullied may need. The Mother of Dragons should also be looking at getting a term plan soon, to ensure she leaves something behind for Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion, in case her iron throne plan goes awry. Luckily for her, Aviva's MyProtector-Term Plan could provide her with a million dollar coverage (an amount she'll most definitely need given how much the upkeep of three huge dragons must cost!) for just less than S$1 (1) per day!
We'd recommend Jon to get a hospitalisation plan because he's always in battles and constantly needs medical care (remember how he was trampled on last season?! *face palm*). Large hospital bills should be the last thing on his mind while fighting the White Walkers to save mankind…
It's unlikely that Tyrion will be getting any of his father's estate. Yet it's important that he's financially secured because a Lannister always pays his debts. Given that Tyrion is wise (he drinks and he knows things – what a talent!), resourceful, and can spot a good deal – we think he should totally try his hand at investments.
Perhaps invest in some wine-related funds where his expertise lies? We bet that he'll earn his first pot of gold in no time! We'd recommend he try his hand at Aviva's unit trust investment platform, dollarDEX which offers more than 700 funds for him to choose from.
"Enemies to the east, enemies to the west, enemies to the south, enemies to the north…"
This season, it seems like everybody's coming to Cersei's home. She should most definitely consider getting some Home Insurance in case her furniture and belongings get thrashed when battling her enemies in King's Landing!
Needless to say, Night's King should be looking into some travel insurance in preparation for his trip across the Wall (oh, Bran…).
Lucky for him, Aviva's Travel Prestige plan allows cancellation or change of travel plans for any reason so if he changes his mind about invading the North, no problem!
He can also level up his coverage with a winter sports add-on from Aviva for full coverage should the White Walkers feel up to some recreational winter activity.
We're certainly looking forward to Sansa's character development in the new season!
To ensure that she can be financially independent and does not have to rely on whoever she marries, a regular savings plan will pave the way for her. She just needs to make sure that when she nominates her beneficiary, it isn't Littlefinger!
Two other important points we've learnt from the Game of Thrones series so far…
1. Death and misfortune can happen anytime, unexpectedly. It's better to be well prepared and always have a plan (like, having wildfire underground maybe?)
2. Having a trusted adviser as the Hand of the Queen/King is important to help with sound strategic moves – likewise when it comes to financial planning, a good financial adviser representative is of utmost importance to provide expertise and guidance!
(1)Premium shown reflects that of a female policyholder, non-smoker, 23 (at age next birthday).
* Daenerys Targaryen
** Jon Snow
*** Tyrion Lannister
^ Night's King
^^ Cersei Lannister