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Multiple names delay SSNIT contributors’ benefits

Multiple names and dates of birth in the records of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) make processing of beneficiaries’ claims difficult, Mr Charles Boisiako Antwi, Upper East Regional Manager of the Trust, said on Monday. He said date inconsistencies in names and births continued to show up when filing …

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Informal sector lauds new pension scheme

Participants from the informal sector in Brong-Ahafo Region have commended government for the implementation of the new three-tier pension scheme under the New Pensions Law (National Pensions Act, 2008-Act 766) describing it as timely, laudable and relevant. The more than 200 participants including farmers, market women and traders, artisans, mechanics, …

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National Insurance Commission urged to intensify public education on new insurance law

Participants at a public forum on compulsory insurance of commercial buildings in Kumasi have called on the National Insurance Commission (NIC) to intensify its public education to create the needed awareness about the new insurance law. They said there should be intensive and sustained public education on sections 183,184 and …

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Ghana begins implementation of three-tier Pension Scheme

The Ghana National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA), on Friday issued a public notice on the implementation of the Three-Tier Pension Scheme. A statement signed by Mr Richard Kwame Asante, Board Chairman of NPRA, copied to the Ghana News Agency, (GNA) in Accra on Friday, said five guidelines and six application …

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Sale of SSNIT shares in TTB to Ecobank transparent – SAS

Strategic African Securities (SAS) and its associates said on Friday that they acted professionally and in the best interest of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT)  when it advised it on the TTB/ECOBANK merger. “We did our work in a most transparent manner and there was no conflict …

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Airtel, Unibank to offer free life insurance in Ghana

Telecoms firm Airtel Ghana together with Unibank Ghana and Star Micro Insurance are to start offering life insurance “for free” (no premiums paid) for users of the mobile network. This is an additional benefit to subscribers who use Airtel’s mobile commerce product, Airtel Money, said the mobile operator in a …

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Group calls for Parliamentary enquiry into sale of SSNIT shares in TTB

Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG), a political pressure group on Tuesday called for a parliamentary enquiry into the sale of Social Security National Insurance Trust (SSNIT)’s 61.14 per cent shares. The shares cover The Trust Bank (TTB) and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI). The group also called for the dissolution of …

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Group calls for broader talks on NHIS capitation pilot

The Ghana Free Universal Access to Health Care Campaign has called on the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) to introduce a wider stakeholder dialogue including civil societies to extensively discuss topical issues arising from the implementation of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) capitation pilot financing model. A statement signed …

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Gov’t to ensure smooth implementation of NHIS – Health Minister

Mr Alban Sumanu Bagbin, the Health Minister, has underlined the government’s commitment to dialogue with all stakeholders to fashion out a comprehensive and sustainable health financing policy for the benefit of all Ghanaians. He said they would not impose on anything that would be detrimental to any group of people …

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Government commended for sustaining National Health Insurance Scheme

The Government has been commended for mastering the political will to sustain the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) initiated by the previous administration. Mr David Papa Nii Arhin, Assemblyman for Odupong Ofaankor Electoral Area, who gave the commendation, explained that the move is in the right direction because the objective …

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