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New pension scheme to begin January 2010

The implementation of a new three tier pension scheme is to begin in January 2010, Mr John Jinapor, an Aide to the Vice President, disclosed this to the GNA on Friday. He said it was the outcome of a meeting conveyed by the Vice President John Mahama to dialogue with …

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Private hospitals cautioned against over-billing National Health Insurance

Mr Sylvester Mensah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), has cautioned private hospitals against over-billing under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) that was crippling the scheme. He cited that private medical practitioners presented bills for the treatment of common malaria and admissions as if …

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Minister urges health insurance scheme Managers to deepen public education

Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Eastern Regional Minister, on Monday challenged mangers of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to deepen public education on the negative effects of abusing the system. “You need to take up the responsibility to explain to the people that it would do the scheme a lot of …

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Ghana’s informal sector pension scheme takes off

More than 40,000 people have subscribed to the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) Informal Sector Fund, a subsidiary of SSNIT that operates on a blend of the usual pension scheme and “Susu” contributions. The Fund, which is yet to be launched formally, began on a pilot basis in …

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One time health insurance premium in December 2010

Mr. Sylvester Mensah, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has said the one time premium payment by clients would commence by December next year. He said all is set but the scheme is waiting for a multiple validation from the International Labour Organization (ILO) …

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Bank of Ghana calls on insurance companies to deepen penetration

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has charged insurance operators to use innovative ideas and strategies to deepen the penetration of the industry to complement the banking sector in mobilising resources for economic growth. Dela Selormey, Head, Banking Supervision Department, Bank of Ghana, said the insurance sector is seen as a …

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Health insurance clients compelled to pay for drugs

Clients of the Ho Municipal Mutual Health Insurance scheme have to pay for drugs under the scheme through suspected manipulation by some service providers and below-the-market-price quotations by the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA). This came to the attention of the Ghana News Agency from observations and information gathered at …

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Health Insurance beneficiaries better off – Research

Beneficiaries of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) have better access to the health care delivery system and are less likely to experience infant and maternal deaths, a global research has revealed. The research, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations, was organised by Global Development Network, a research …

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National Health Insurance Scheme reimburses Mampong Hospital

The Sekyere West District Mutual Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS) has reimbursed the Mampong District Hospital with 298,466 Ghana Cedis.   This amount is the part-payment of a debt the scheme owes the hospital, spanning from November 2008 to July 2009.   Dr. Emmanuel Ahiable, Medical Superintendent of he Hospital disclosed …

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Ghana’s insurance industry overcrowded?

There are strong indications that foreign-owned insurance companies may soon outnumber indigenous ones. About 12 of the 39 companies doing business in the country have some form of foreign participation. Within the past three years after the passage of a new Insurance Bill, Act 724 of 2006, seven new companies …

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