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NGO petitions Finance Ministry to account for health insurance levy

The Universal Access to Healthcare Campaign, a network of local and international non-governmental organisation, has called on the Ministry of Finance to account for the National Health Insurance Levy. It expressed concern about the state of the National Health Insurance Scheme, and advised the government to implement what it described …

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Funding gap between National Health Insurance Levy and Scheme widens – Health Minister

Health Minister Dr Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah has projected a widening financing gap between the National Health Insurance Levy (NHIL) and the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). He said the NHIL allocation for the NHIS, over the last three years, continues to fall short of the expenditure requirement of the scheme. “The …

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Ghana government approves insurance for Ebola managers

The Government has approved an insurance package for health workers who would be directly involved in managing Ebola cases in the event of an outbreak, Alhaji A.B.A. Fuseini, Deputy Northern Regional Minister, has said. He said the Ministry of Health had also put in place capacity building activities of front-line …

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SSNIT increases minimum monthly pension by 100%

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has increased the minimum monthly pension by 100%. In a statement signed by Evangeline Amegashie, Corporate Affairs Manager of SSNIT, and issued to GNA disclosed that, the increase is from GHC100.00 to GHC200.00. The statement said no SSNIT pensioner, both old and …

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SSNIT pensioners to renew life certificates every three years

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) National Pensioners Association on Tuesday hailed the change of time-frame for completing the Pensioners Life Certificate. SSNIT has therefore directed that with effect from January 2, all SSINT pensioners aged 72 years and above under the PNDC law 247, and all those …

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Polytechnic teachers appeal to NPRA over pension funds

The Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana (POTAG) has called on the National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA) to approve its choice of a fund manager to manage the pension funds of its members as required by law. The General Secretary of POTAG, Mr Oswald Atiga, who disclosed this to the Daily …

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Suspend health insurance capitation – Group

Health care providers in Ashanti, have demanded the immediate suspension of the health insurance capitation after the scheme had been piloted in the region for two years. The mission, private and government hospitals, said the insurance payment system was paralyzing their operations and the quality of care. Addressing a press …

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New Board for National Pensions Regulatory Authority inaugurated

The Board of the National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA) has been urged to develop policies and work as a team to introduce best practices to enhance its operations and that of service providers. Mr Fiifi Kwetey, Minister of Financial and Allied Institutions, made the call at the inauguration of an …

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SSNIT, AG in tussle over George Aggudey’s case

There is a tussle between the Attorney General’s office and the Social Security and Insurance Trust (SSNIT) as to who is to prosecute in the case of George Aggudey, a former Presidential Candidate of the Convention People’s Party. Aggudey, also the Chief Executive Officer of Gocrest Security Company Limited was …

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Capitation insurance not to blame for deaths – NHIA

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has dismissed claims that the insurance capitation it is operating in the Ashanti Region is fuelling infant and maternal deaths in the Region. Mr. Bawa Nurideen, the Regional Manager of the Authority, said that could not be true because ante and post-natal visits as …

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