Health Insurance Scheme holds the promise of ensuring guaranteed pools of funds for health, improving the efficiency of management of health resources and protecting people against catastrophic expenditure for health. The uptake of the National Health Insurance Scheme, (NHIS) by healthcare providers and the beneficiaries is of crucial importance to the performance of the Scheme. This informed the need to undertake a critical appraisal of the uptake of the Scheme by the important stakeholders.
One of the responsive stakeholders is HCI Healthcare Limited, formerly known as Health International Limited, is a national health Maintenance Organization (NHMO), incorporated in 1997 and duly registered by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to provide qualitative and affordable health insurance services tailored for various strata of the Nigerian population. HCI Healthcare Limited is owned by a consortium of companies which include: AIICO Insurance Plc, Cosmic insurance Brokers, Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc, Femi Johnson & Co, Lasaco Assurance Plc, NICON Insurance Corporation and OMIS Investment Limited.
With backing from these companies, HCI has a strong capital base, data-driven insights, strategic partnerships and best talents. As Nigeria’s fastest growing and tech-friendly HMO with an overarching mission to provide seamless and top-class health care services to all its enrollees across all sectors. The company was conceived out of patriotic concern for the millions of Nigerians who lacked access to affordable health care coupled with the inherent challenges facing both hospitals and companies by providing medical services to employees under the platform of retainership. The main objective was to improve the health status of Nigerians in the process primed for sustainability, nation-building, health care development and economic growth.
Since inception, HCI has been building a transformative health insurance experience for its customers, thereby, offering robust healthcare plans tailored to satisfy the needs of individuals, families, groups, companies and the public sector with a guarantee of seamless access for enrollees to experience primary, secondary and tertiary levels of medical needs.
This foremost HMO/004 provides access to prompt, qualitative and value-added medical care for its ever-growing list of customers using healthcare financing management and other multi-disciplinary technique. Our range of health plans, Dr Abdukadri Osumah, its Ag. Managing Director/CEO told Vanguard Newspaper in an exclusive interview, include comprehensive in-patient and out-patient health benefits, access to our wide network of contracted healthcare providers. “We partnered with over 200 NHIS-accredited clinics, and hospitals to meet the various needs of the society and have a well-out programme through compensation packages for various providers in our network”, he revealed.
The company equally ensures that subscribers get maximum value for every premium paid. Its providers network comprises primary care clinic, hospitals, specialists and ancillary service e.g., laboratories, X-ray Centre and pharmacies. Today, HCI is positioned to provide optimal and effective health risk management solutions and financial services to both individuals and corporate bodies.
Source: @Vanguard Newspaper