From A Scheme to an Authority — 5 Things You Need to Know About the New NHIA Act

His Excellency, President recently signed to law an Act to repeal the National Health Insurance Scheme Act of 1999 and establish the National Health Insurance Authority.
  1. HEALTH INSURANCE IS NOW MANDATORY
  1. All employers and employees in the public and private sectors with five staff and above
  2. Informal sector employees, and
  3. All other residents in Nigeria
  1. FROM A SCHEME TO AN AUTHORITY — IMPLICATIONS
  1. THIRD PARTY ADMINISTRATORS
  1. NHIA AS A REGULATOR, IMPLEMENTER, INVESTOR, AND INSURER
  1. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT CHANGES
  • Subsidy for health insurance coverage for vulnerable persons
  • Payment of health insurance premiums for indigents
Community members in the informal sector and vulnerable groups will now be able to enjoy health insurance cover un the Vulnerable Group Fund. Photo credit: Nigeria Health Watch
Nigeria Health Watch
UHC advocate or ‘marketers’ for health have always carried out community awareness activities for health insurance. Photo credit: Nigeria Health Watch

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