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SSNIT urges contributors to update records regularly

Mrs Rose Kwei, Internal Economy Desk Officer of Ghana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), has advised contributors of the Social Security and  National Insurance Trust (SSNIT)  to constantly update their records to fit their existing status. She said many bereaved families often encountered problems in the execution of accrued benefits of …

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Ghana assists Nigeria on NHIS implementation

A 16 -member delegation from Nigeria to under study Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) have ended their week-long visit after discussions with their Ghanaian counterparts on the implementation of the Scheme. The interaction was intended to help Nigeria to streamline her health financing mechanism for expansion, and they held …

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Patronage of insurance services in Ghana low – NIC

Despite the steady growth of the insurance industry in Ghana, only five per cent of the country’s population hold any ‘insurance policy’, excluding public health insurance. Mr  Simon Nerro Davor, Acting Commissioner of Insurance, who made the observation, expressed regret that access to insurance services in Ghana was limited, especially …

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Nigeria to study Ghana’s model of health insurance scheme

Dr Sam Adjei, former Deputy Director of Ghana Health Service, (GHS) on Tuesday noted that Ghana’s health Insurance scheme could be a model for Africa. He said although Ghana’s model could serve as a guide to others, cultural, population and other differences should be considered to prevent pitfalls. Dr Adjei, …

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SSNIT gets Acting Director General

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has a new Acting Director General since May 15, 2013. Mr Ernest Thompson, the Acting Director General, has had a distinctive career in Corporate and Finance Law, Human Resource Management, International Finance Law Merger and Acquisition Agreements Transactions and Chain Manager Strategies. …

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Review health insurance law to cover herbal medicines – Herbal Doctor

Mr Kwesi Afriyie-Badu, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aponche Clinic, has advocated amendment of the National Health Insurance (NHI) law to allow people to access health care from accredited herbal and traditional healers. He explained that such development would help reduce the cost of health care in the …

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Pensions Authority trains key Institutions

About 60 officials from various state departments, institutions and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) had undergone a comprehensive training in the three-tier Pension Scheme. They include Regional Directors of the Information Services Department, (ISD), Regional Secretaries of the TUC, Regional representatives of the Social Welfare Department and the National Commission …

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SSNIT pensioners to set up medical fund

The National Pensioners Association (NPA) of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) on Thursday held a media launch of its Pensioners Medical Fund (PMF) to help meet emergency health needs of members. The Fund, slated to be officially launched on June 18, next month, was being set up …

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Insurance firms urged to consult fire officers before issuing certificates

Madam Roberta Aggrey-Ghanson, Western Regional Fire Safety Officer, has underscored the need for insurance companies to consult fire personnel for expert advice before issuing certificates of safety to clients. She said since officials of insurance companies were not experts in fire prevention, there was the likelihood that they could issue …

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