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Stop peddling false information about the NHIS – Okyere

Mr. Franklin Okyere, Public Relations Officer (PRO) at the Asokwa office of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Kumasi, has cautioned people peddling false information about the NHIS to desist from such acts since it could not only discourage people from patronizing the scheme but also lead to its …

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Insurance companies increase in Ghana

The number of insurance companies licenced to operate in the country had increased from 35 to 39 at the close of 2008. A breakdown of the companies shows that 17 are into life underwriting and 22 non-life; B&FT learnt that towards the end of last year, four new companies were …

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Vanguard Assurance first to enter energy underwriting

Vanguard Assurance Company, the first indigenous insurance company and Best Insurer award winner last year, has debunked the contention that insurers in the country don’t have expertise in energy underwriting. Gideon Amenyedor, who has just been elevated to the position of Acting Managing Director, told B&FT that staff of Vanguard …

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NHIS workers told to be good ambassadors

Mrs Georgina Asamoah, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Awutu Effutu Senya District Mutual Health Insurance Scheme has advised workers of the scheme to be good ambassadors wherever they went. This, Mrs Asamoah said, would portray the importance of the scheme to the people and encourage citizens who …

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Typhoid fever, TB common among traditional caterers – Study

Typhoid fever and tuberculosis have been identified as the most common communicable diseases among traditional caterers popularly known in Ghana as “chop bar keepers”, according to a report carried by the Ghana News Agency (GNA). This revelation was made at a media sensitization forum in Sunyani. Speaking at the forum, …

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We shall settle all bills – NHIA

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) on Friday reiterated its commitment to all providers that it would settle all vetted bills submitted by accredited providers. A statement signed by Mr. Ras Boateng, Chief Executive Officer of the Authority, said it had come to its notice that some accredited private providers …

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Koforidua Hospital denies withdrawing services for NHIS

The Management of the Eastern Regional Hospital at Koforidua, has denied withdrawing its services for clients of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). A statement issued in Koforidua and signed by Dr. E. Obeng Apori, Medical Superintendent and copied to the Ghana News Agency said “management has not withdrawn its …

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SSNIT increases pension

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) on Monday announced a 16.2 per cent increase in pensions across board and an additional flat amount of GH 4.93 cedis for every SSNIT pensioner. A statement signed by Mr Kwaku Osei Bimpong, Head of Public Relations, SSNIT in Accra said the …

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The insurance industry and Ghana’s economy

Protection against the risks associated with everyday life is essential to everyone’s well­being and peace of mind. Insurable risks surround you in all walks of life, in some ways that you may be aware of and others that you may not be, such as: – Insuring your home and property …

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Regency Alliance launches insurance software

Regency Alliance Insurance Ltd., Ghana, an affiliate of Regency Insurance Plc, Nigeria, has launched its insurance software called the “Inspack” that integrates the company’s insurance packages to its customers and also offers integrated products. The product was launched during the first Board meeting of the company in Accra, December 5, …

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