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National Insurance Commission holds forum in Koforidua

The National Insurance Commission (NIC) on Wednesday held a public forum in Koforidua to educate the public on the importance of Insurance Policies. Mrs Emma A. Ocran, Director, Legal Services of the NIC, said while insurance plays an important role in the advanced countries the reverse is what pertains in …

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NHIS not collapsing as perceived – Regional Manager

Mr Francis Asante-Mensah, Eastern Regional Manager of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), has urged Ghanaians to erase the negative perception by some members of the public that the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was collapsing. He said contrary to that perception, the NHIS was rather expanding as more people …

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SSNIT Boss asked to proceed on leave

The Office of the President has directed Dr Frank Odoom, Director General of Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) to proceed on leave prior to his retirement with effect from May 15, 2013. A statement copied to the Ghana News Agency by Mr Mahama Ayariga, Minister of Information and …

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Organised labour urges Gov’t to halt Pensions Alliance Trust scheme

Organised Labour on Tuesday urged government to halt the implementation of the Pensions Alliance Trust (PAT) scheme. Labour Unions declared their stand during a stakeholders’ forum on the status of implementation of the New Pension Scheme, organised by the National Pension Regulatory Authority (NPRA) in Accra. Various labour union leaders …

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Ghana’s pension fund values GH¢851m currently – NPRA

Mr Sam Pee Yalley, Chairman of the National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA), on Tuesday said Ghana’s economy stood to benefit hugely from investible pension funds yet to be released into the capital markets. He said: “The NPRA is a powerful financial gem underground which only needs to discover its full …

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NHIS neglecting health needs of older people – HelpAge Ghana

Mr Edward Ameyibor, Vice President of HelpAge Ghana said on Thursday that the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) disregards the special health needs of older people. “The NHIS prescribes the same basic health care without taking into consideration the tertiary healthcare needs of older people especially in the area of …

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Clinic wants NHIS extended to herbal medicine, services

Authorities of the Aponchi Memorial Herbal Clinic has urged government to expedite action to extend the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to cover traditional herbal medicines and services. They argued that Ghana would benefit more if traditional medicine was given a slot in the NHIS because of the efficacy of …

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Ghana’s health insurance scheme attracts more foreigners

Ghana’s Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) which has become a model for many countries continues to attract various foreign health officials to Ghana to understudy the scheme to implement it in their respective countries. Amidst some challenges facing the scheme, many countries including South Africa, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Bangladesh, South …

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Informal workers counselled to join SSNIT scheme

Guidance and Counselling students of the University of Education, Winneba, ‘Practicum II Group 8′ , has called on employees of the informal sector to join  a pension scheme. The group said failure for the employees to do so, could lead to severe hardships in future when they are no longer …

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