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Insurance companies that engage in price undercutting to be sanctioned

Inspectors from the Ghana Insurance Association have been deployed to report companies engaged in premium undercutting for appropriate sanctions to be applied to the offenders, an official from the National Insurance Commission (NIC) disclosed on Thursday. Mrs. Nyamikeh Kyiamah, Acting Commissioner of NIC, decried the unhealthy practice of price undercutting …

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Health workers asked to work to sustain Health Insurance Scheme

Health workers in the Volta Region have been urged to work hard to help sustain the smooth operation of the National Health Insurance Scheme. “I believe this is our social responsibility to mother Ghana,” Dr Timothy Sewornu Letsa, acting Volta Regional Director of Health, told the 2009 Health Service Performance …

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National Health Insurance clients furious over delay in release of ID cards

Clients of the Wa Municipal Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS) are furious over the undue delay in the issuance of their membership Identification Cards (IDs). According to them it sometimes takes them between five to six months to get their health insurance IDs instead of the usual three months promised by …

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CDH to become NSIA Ghana

CDH Insurance Ghana would become NSIA Ghana from Thursday, February 18, due to the acquisition of 80 per cent shares in the company by Ivorian-base NSIA Insurance and Banking Group. A source close to a strategic meeting of heads of NSIA Group from 11 African countries in Accra, told journalists …

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TOR debt downgrades Ghana in global insurance risk analysis

A global political and credit risk insurance analysis published recently has seen Ghana among the world’s 18 most risky countries. Ghana’s downgrading is as a result of the debt incurred by the country’s only oil refinery, the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR), according to the analysis by Aon Corporation, the Chicago-based …

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Kwabre health insurance scheme owes over GH¢441,000

The Kwabre District Mutual Health Insurance Scheme is indebted to public and private health providers in the area to the tune of GH¢441,910.71. The Asonomaso hospital has highest unpaid claims of GH¢104,402.03, Mamponteng Health Centre, GH¢89, 695.17, Aboaso Health Centre, GH¢38,044.80, Kenyase Health Centre, GH¢32,225.90 and the Antoa Health Centre, …

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Health insurance scheme owes over GH¢1m

The Municipal Mutual Health Insurance Scheme in charge of Ejisu-Juaben Municipality is indebted to health institutions in the area. As of October, last year, the scheme was indebted to health facilities to a total amount of GH¢1,085,608.74. Madam Alberta Lomotey, the Municipal Director of Health Service, disclosed these at a …

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Insurance scheme rejects claims of three health institutions

The Management of Offinsoman Mutual Health Insurance Scheme has refused to pay claims totaling GH¢43,786.55 from three health facilities in Offinso North District. Nkenkansu Government Hospital had its re-fund demand of GH¢37,148.14 for drugs and other services discarded. The claim of GH¢18,354.10 by Akomadan Hospital and GH¢4,817.22 by Jannie Speaks …

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Ghana insurance regulator to expose companies undercutting premium

The National Insurance Commission (NIC) is to conduct a special audit to expose insurance companies which are engaged in premium undercutting which is affecting their ability to pay claims. The acting Commissioner of the NIC, Mrs Nyamikeh Kyiamah, who made this known in Accra Tuesday, warned of dire consequences for …

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Residents of Nkwanta-North unable to access health insurance

Mr. Daniel Yao Donkor, Nkwanta-North District Director of Health Services, has called on government to open a district National Health Insurance Scheme office for the area. He expressed worry that people in the District were unable to access NHIS because there was no office to facilitate the work of the …

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