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NHIS funding challenges due to escalating claims cost – Director

Mr Abass Suleymana, the Upper West Regional Director of the National Health Insurance Authority, has attributed the funding challenges of the scheme to escalating cost of claims. He said the increasing cost of claims was due to extremely high medicine prices, irrational prescription behaviour, supply induced demand and weak referral …

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NHIA seeking legal powers from A-G to tackle fraud

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) says it is seeking legal powers from the Attorney-General’s (A-G) Department to prosecute persons who defraud the health insurance scheme meant to provide access to universal healthcare to Ghanaians. According to the NHIA the National Health Insurance Scheme’s (NHIS) present legal framework does not …

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Bawumia says drone delivery service is national priority

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Wednesday waded into the debate about the use of drones to distribute blood and other essential medicines to hard-to-reach communities across the country, saying that the technology is a national priority that would save many lives. The Vice President recounted a personal experience on …

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SSNIT says it saved GH¢20m by deleting over 6000 pensioners from its payroll  

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) as of September this year, had saved GH¢20 million by deleting 6, 452 pensioners from its  payroll, with an additional GH¢4 million plus,  expected by the end of the year. The total investments of the Trust’s assets as at September 2018 was …

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National Health Insurance Authority enhances legal department to prosecute illegal activities

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has issued a warning to Service Providers of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to desist from charging unauthorized fees from its subscribers or opt out of the Scheme. Mr Oswald Essuah-Mensah, Deputy Director of Corporate Affairs of the NHIA, who gave the caution, …

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Health facilities double billing in South Dayi

Mr Mawuko Tsigbey, South Dayi District Manager of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), has noted all health facilities in the District were collecting illegal fees from patients. He said some health service providers were also submitting claims to the Authority for double payments after subscribers had been paid. Mr …

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Smaller insurance brokers urged to merge for better gains

Mrs Lena Adu-Kofi, President of Ghana Insurance Brokers Association has urged smaller insurance brokers to merge, while others must seek investors and transform the fortunes of their companies. They should also collaborate with various stakeholders and sectors, such as the telecom companies and banks to proactively explore the possible opportunities …

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Government to provide informal sector with pension scheme

Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, has announced that government is working with the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) to develop a policy framework to provide informal sector workers with voluntary fully funded personal pension’s scheme. The scheme, which would be launched in 2019, …

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Health insurance clients to renew membership on mobile phones from next month

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) is to launch a new platform in December this year  to allow clients of the National Health Insurance Scheme(NHIS) to renew their annual membership on their mobile phones. The system would be relying on the mobile money banking system and the system is expected …

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No foreign trips for SSNIT Board Members – Board Chairman declares

A total amount of GH¢500,000.00 would be paid into Pensioners’ Medical Health Scheme next year to help pensioners pay their medical bills. The figure represents 60 percent increase over that of this year’s which was GH¢300,000.00. The Board Chairman of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), Dr Kwame …

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