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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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AIF calls for increased investments into pension funds in Africa

Panelists at the “Institutional Investors Dialogue” under the Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa, have called on African countries to invest in equity market and pension funds to attract the much needed foreign institutional investment into the continent. They said, this is important, as the continent’s largest economies are …

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Mobile money agents demand insurance from telecoms companies

The Mobile Money Agents Association of Ghana (MMAAG) is asking their respective telecommunication companies on the mobile money platform to  insure them. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency on Friday, the executive members of MMAAG, said the mobile money business was a risky one and therefore the need for the formulation …

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All cocoa farmers to be registered under proposed pension scheme

Mr. Geoffrey Sam, the Ashanti Regional Extension Officer of the Cocoa Health Extension Division (CHED of COCOBOD), has announced a nationwide registration of all members of Cocoa farmer cooperatives. This he said is to facilitate a database for the deduction of farmer’s contributions, ahead of the implementation of farmers Pension …

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UT Life changes name to miLife Insurance

Management of UT Life Insurance on Wednesday announced the rebranding of the company to miLife Insurance Company Limited. The rebranding consisted of a new corporate brand name, a new identity, slogan and renewed focus. Mr. Kwaku Yeboah-Asuamah, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), miLife Insurance, speaking at the event, said the …

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Forum rejects advocacy to review the Pension Law

The Forum of Public Sector Registered Pension Schemes, on Wednesday, advised the Government to resist any urge to review the Pensions Law to enable it to utilise pension funds to support private industries or housing projects. Addressing a news conference in Accra, to react to attempts by some politicians and …

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