The SNIS instructs stakeholders on health coverage


The National Health Insurance Scheme called on stakeholders to work together to achieve universal health coverage.

According to the NHIS, there is a need for stakeholders to address critical issues affecting the health insurance industry.

Speaking at the interactive stakeholder forum held recently in Lagos, the Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos Area Office, Mr. Olufemi Akingbade, emphasized that the forum is a platform to provide updates on the main reforms and initiatives of the programme.

“It serves as a vehicle for disseminating information and a source of feedback from other key players in the health insurance ecosystem,” Akingbade said.

In addition, a managing director and head of the standards and quality assurance department, Dr. Abraham Bethuel-Kasimu, said the group’s flagship social health insurance program, individual and family, will compulsorily cover all active members. of the National Youth Service Corps.

Labeled GIFSHIP-n, the program will provide a comprehensive benefits package that will cover emergency medical services and off-station care.

In her presentation, a senior officer of the implementation unit, Ms. Ibukun Olugbode, said that in line with its commitment to provide responsive service to its enrollees, a complaints mechanism has been instituted by the program.

She pointed out that this mechanism was available virtually, which would allow aggrieved stakeholders in Lagos to seek redress remotely.

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