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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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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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