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Rescue NHIS from collapse – Presby Church tells Gov’t

The Presbyterian Church of Ghana has called on Government to do all within its power to rescue the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) from total collapse due to its immense contribution towards health provision in the country. The Church noted with concern the myriads of challenges that had plagued the …

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State buildings to be insured – NIC

The National Insurance Commission (NIC) is preparing a technical paper on the insurance of state premises. This is at the instance of government. Mr Isaac Yaw Buabeng, Head of Marketing, Research and External Relations of the NIC said in Ho on Saturday. He was answering questions at a workshop on …

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NIC to enforce law on insuring commercial premises

Owners of commercial premises and those under construction are to insure them against fire and other risks as mandated by the insurance law (Act 724 of 2006), the National Insurance Commission (NIC) has warned. Meanwhile, the NIC has deferred its August 2011 deadline to start enforcing the law so as …

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Ghana, Nigeria in cross border insurance supervision pact

Ghana and Nigeria have formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in an effort to strengthen cross border insurance supervision through information sharing and investigative assistance. The pact was signed in Abuja August 24, 2012 by the National Insurance Commission of Nigeria (NAICOM) and National Insurance Commission of Ghana (NIC). …

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Nigerian insurance companies to adopt Ghana’s credit guidelines

Insurance companies in Nigeria say they may adopt the credit guidelines of the insurance industry in Ghana. According to a report by the Daily Independent newspaper of Nigeria, the country’s insurers believe that the Ghana insurance market credit guidelines will help to put an end to the issue of unpaid …

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AUCC Pensions Academy holds first graduation

African University College of Communication (AUCC), has graduated 46 students under its newly introduced AUCC Pensions Academy. The six-week course, which is Ghana’s premier specialist pensions training programme, aims to provide professional training for trustees of provident funds, occupational pension schemes and other stakeholders involved in the management of schemes. …

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NHIS’ One Time Premium to be implemented on optional basis – Official

The National Health Insurance Scheme’s (NHIS) “One Time Premium” (OTP) would be implemented later this year on a voluntary basis. The OTP would be optional and would be rolled out with the issuance of an instant biometric NHIS Identity Cards, Mr Aminu Yakubu, Acting Upper West Regional Manager of the …

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SSNIT to investigate lapses in Adenta Housing Project

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) on Thursday inaugurated a three-member committee to investigate the shortfalls in the construction of phase three of the Adenta Workers Housing Project. It has Commander Pius M. G. Griffiths (Rtd), former Minister of Communications, as the Chairman with Mr Kofi A. Somuah, a Lawyer and Mr …

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Komfo Anokye Hospital demands upward review of insurance tariffs

The Management of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), has demanded upward adjustment of tariffs paid by the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA). Professor Ohene Adjei, Chief Executive of the Hospital, said “this is urgently needed to save the facility from its current operational challenges and mounting debts.” He said …

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ILO wants insurance protection for the poor against global warming impact

Insurance can help protect the poor against the impact of global warming, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO). The ILO says that the poor will suffer the most from the effects of global warming. The ILO says that insurance against natural hazards is a risky business and not always …

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