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Only 34% of Ghanaians covered by National Health Insurance – Study

A new study by the University of Ghana says only 34% of the Ghanaian population is covered by the National Health Insurance Scheme. A NewsRx report citing the study with the title ‘Refusal to enroll in Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme: is Affordability the Problem?’, notes that, “After a decade …

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Health Insurance Fund bags GH¢1.6b in 2013/2014

The Ministry of Finance remitted over GH¢1.6 billion into the operational accounts of the National Health Insurance Fund for the 2013 and 2014 fiscal years. Government transferred GH¢828.4 million and GH¢1.06 billion into the Fund’s account in 2013 and 2014 respectively for the payment of claims of service providers. Finance …

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Health Insurance registers more clients in Upper East Region

The Upper East Regional National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has issued 93,013 identification cards to its clients since the roll out of Biometric Membership System (BMS) last December. This is against the membership of the old system which was 627,659 representing 55 per cent of 1,135,310 estimated population. Mr Amos Akurigu, Upper …

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SSNIT threatens defunct but indebted establishments

The Cape Coast Branch of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has threatened to publish the names of some 247 purported defunct establishments that defaulted in the payment of their employee’s contribution, if they fail to pay the debts as soon as practicable. The Branch Manager, Mr. Alex …

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Western Region complains about health insurance claims

The Western Regional Directorate of the Ghana Health Service has warned that any further delays by the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) in effecting payment of the remaining NHIS claims to service providers would result in cessation of health services to NHIS clients. Dr. Emmanuel Tinkorang, Western Regional Health Director, …

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National Health Insurance registers over 1.5 million in Brong-Ahafo

The membership of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) continues to increase in the Brong-Ahafo Region, Mr Sebastian Alagpulinsa, the Acting Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of the NHIA disclosed on Tuesday. The scheme has registered 1,507,469 people, representing 61 per cent of the region’s population of about 2,310,983, (according to the …

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Women call for inclusion of Non-Medical Consumables in NHIS

Pregnant Women in the Upper East Region have appealed to Government to include Non-Medical Consumables and Ambulance Services in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview at separate platforms at the various Health facilities in the Region, majority of the women in …

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SG Ghana launches Bancassurance products

Ghanaians are being offered yet another innovative and convenient banking service through Societe Generale Ghana’s  new insurance partnership with Allianz Insurance Company Limited, to provide two Bancassurance products. The “Sound Cash”, which is designed to protect customers’ bank cards and cheque books against fraud, and the “Sound Drive”, a motor …

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National Health Insurance fails to meet 700,000 target in Central region

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA)has failed to meet its target of registering over 700,000 members in the Central Region in 2014. Mr Francis Oti Frempong, the Regional Director of the NHIA said this at a three-day performance review conference organized by the Central Regional Directorate of the National Health …

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Include cancer treatment in National Health Insurance – Foundation

The Dr Robert Mitchell Memorial Foundation has appealed to government to include the treatment of childhood cancer in the National Health Insurance Scheme. A statement issued by the Foundation in commemoration of the International Childhood Cancer day, which falls on February 15, said the cost of treatment was very high …

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