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Sunyani health insurance scheme lauds government for support

The Sunyani Municipal Health Insurance Scheme received an amount of GH¢5,578,061.88, out of which GH¢5,250,889.68 was provided by the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Mr Isaac Afari, Scheme Manager, announced on Tuesday in Sunyani. He said the remaining GH¢327,172.20 was the collection of premium and processing fees from clients, saying …

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Men falling behind in updating SSNIT records

Men generally are deficient in updating their records with the Social Security and National Insurance Trust. That is not the case with women. Mr David Torkornu, the Volta Regional Manager of SSNIT, said this not the case with women at a seminar organized by the Network for Women’s Rights (NETRIGHT) …

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Ghana’s life insurance industry improves income by 34%

A strong life insurance industry is a necessary condition for long-term funds mobilisation. A well-managed, dynamic and profitable life insurance sector adds to the vibrancy of the economy. Over the years, Ghana’s insurance sector has taken incremental steps to a posture that strengthens this sector to support the ultimate goal …

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Ghanaian insurers insure Kwame Nkrumah FPSO for $1.1b

The Kwame Nkrumah Floating Production Storage and Offloading System (FPSO) will be insured to the tune of US$1.1 billion when it has been converted – which should be by November. The deal was pulled through by the Ghana Insurers Association Consortium in June this year and has currently pegged the …

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Senior citizens ask government to reduce pension pay age

The Ghana National Pensioners Association, has appealed to the Government to reduce the age of benefiting from pension pay from 70 to 60 years, to cover all pensioners. In addition, diseases and drugs coverage of the National Health Insurance Scheme should be made more relevant to the health care needs …

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St. Mark Hospital slams NHIA for suspending facility from NHIS

The Authorities of St. Mark Hospital, has appealed to the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) to rescind its verdict to suspend the medical facility from the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), saying the decision was ill- informed. Dr Mark Kurt Nawaane, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Dunkwa-based hospital in …

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Ghana government to pay GH¢50m health insurance claims arrears

The government would clear the nationwide unpaid claims of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) totalling GH¢50,000,000.00 from next week. This would cover all outstanding arrears to service providers up to February 2010. Mr Sylvester Mensah, Chief Executive of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), told the Ghana News Agency …

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Service providers blamed for near collapse of National Health Insurance

Greed, selfishness and unpatriotic conduct of some health care providers, had been identified as the underlying factors for the current financial challenges faced by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). Mr Rojo Mettle-Nunoo, the Deputy Minister of Health, said service providers had over the years, abused the claim regime and …

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Life insurance said to be avenue for funds mobilization

National Insurance Commissioner, Mrs. Nyamekah Kyiamah on Wednesday said life insurance was one of the best ways to mobilise long term funds for economic development. She said although some strides had been made over the years, it was expected that more could be achieved through innovative product designs and effective …

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