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National Health Insurance Scheme membership drive in Akatsi District

A special registration exercise to help whip up enrolment on to the National Health Insurance Scheme NHIS)  in areas of low patronage in the Volta Region was launched on Wednesday at Akatsi. Akatsi, North-Tongu and South-Tongu districts, which have the least members in the Region, are the focus of the …

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Ghana Insurers Association observes 2011 Industry Seminar

Insurance operators have been advised to focus on ethical standard and ensure strong adherence to professionalism to instil confidence in the insuring public or risk winding up their out of businesses in the future. Speaking at the Ghana Insurers Association’s 2011 Industry Seminar in Accra on Thursday, Mr Olusola Ladipo-Ajayi, …

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SSNIT takes defaulting 27 managing directors to court

The Accra Circuit Court has issued bench warrants for the arrest of managing directors (MDs) and heads of 27 institu­tions and companies for allegedly default­ing in the payment of Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) contri­butions of their employees. The defaulters have allegedly also refused to fulfil negotiated terms …

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Bank of Ghana to help set up ‘susu’ insurance fund

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) is in talks with members of the Ghana Co-oper­ative Susu Collectors Association (GCSCA), the umbrella body of ‘susu’ col­lectors, to develop an insurance scheme for clients of susu businesses throughout the country. The move, according to the Central Bank, forms part of regulatory mechanisms being …

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SSNIT pensioners complain of unfair treatment

The Asante-Bekwai Municipal branch of the National Pensioners Association has urged the management of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) to do more to make life better for pensioners. The Trust, they said, appeared to be only interested in the comfort and convenience of its staff. Mr Andrew …

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NHIS gains ground in Upper West Region

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has an active membership of 350,724 persons in the Upper West Region, representing 50.9 per cent of the total population of the region as at September 2011. About 90 per cent of the population has registered with the Scheme with 24,781 pregnant women doing …

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SSNIT addresses concerns of contributors.

The Upper East Regional Branch of the  Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) on Monday started a five-day public education clinic to address the concerns of contributors. The clinic which was held at the forecourt of the Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly was to create easy access for contributors’ information and …

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Subin MP advises traders to take insurance policy

Mr Isaac Osei, Member of Parliament (MP) for Subin, has advised property owners and traders to take out insurance coverings to mitigate the pain and suffering in times of disaster and theft. He has also appealed to insurance companies to design innovative policies that would be attractive to traders and …

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Dr Duffuor calls on insurers to introduce micro-insurance products for informal sector

Dr Kwabena Duffuor, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, has called on players in the insurance industry to introduce micro-insurance products for operators in the informal sector. He expressed dissatisfaction that insurance penetration represented 1.6 per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product, stressing that insurers were not doing enough …

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