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GHALCA partners SSNIT for players welfare

The Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) has partnered the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) towards securing the welfare of players and officials. The move is to get football clubs sign-up onto the scheme to ensure the future of players and officials are well catered for. GHALCA, the welfare …

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NHIS retrieves GH¢8m from service providers

About GH¢8 million out of GH¢22 million fraudulently paid to service providers of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) since 2005 has been retrieved. Some individuals found to have been involved in the payments are facing trial at the courts, with one person already convicted. The Deputy Chief Executive of …

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Nkoranza increases health insurance users

The management of Nkoranza District Health Insurance Scheme has registered about 20,181 people, including children from some deprived communities. The communities are Mangoase-Junction, Kuuso, Dinkra, Tanfiano Number One, Kantankani, Ntanaaso and Nankuma. In addition, schools in these communities are benefiting from the School Feeding Programme. Mr Kingsford Opoku-Gyamfi, Manager of …

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NHIA registers 150,000 poor persons for health insurance in Central Region

Some 150,000 financially poor people in the Central Region have been registered with the National Health Insurance Policy free of charge by the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA). The exercise forms part of government’s plan to assist people facing abject poverty to also benefit from the numerous packages of the …

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Second Tier pension scheme operational – SSNIT

Ms Mary Mandy, Corporate Affairs Officer of Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), has urged organizations to register with the National Pensions Regulatory Authority, to enable their workers to benefit from the second tier pension scheme. She said although the deadline for the registration of the mandatory fully-funded and …

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Ghana’s NHIS promising – Dutch Delegation

Ghana has one of the world’s most promising National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) that is striving to provide basic health care needs to its people, a health expert has said. Dr Yme van der Berg, Coordinator and Principal Facilitator of Universal Health Coverage at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), in …

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Sub-Saharan Africa gets $1.5b MIGA risk insurance in 2013 fiscal year

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) issued political risk insurance worth $2.8 billion in the 2013 fiscal year, the agency has said. According to the political risk insurance arm of the World Bank Group, it issued $1.5 billion worth of guarantees to support investments in sub-Saharan Africa and these represented …

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Upper West NHIA records zero financial malfeasance

The Upper West Regions remains a region with no single incident of financial malfeasance regarding the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Mr Titus Sorey, Regional Manager of National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has said. He said the region also remains on top when it comes to compliance with corporate directives, …

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Inappropriate billing said to be affecting NHIA

Some health service providers  charge fees for the treatment of certain illness among pregnant women against Free Maternal Care (FMC) rate instead of Out-Patient-Department (OPD) rate. Mr Augustine Boakye, Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of the Northern Regional Office of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), who made the allegation, …

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Place auto-immune diseases under NHIA – First Lady

Mrs Lordina Mahama, First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, on Saturday urged the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) to recognize auto-immunity as deserving serious attention in the healthcare delivery system. She said: “I want to remind the NHIA that this is the time to place it under the National …

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