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Health Insurance Premium Payment Assistance Programme (PPAP) closes 30 June

Community Notices 10 Jun, 2022 Follow News

Health Insurance Premium Payment Assistance Programme (PPAP) closes 30 June

Health Insurance Premium Payment Assistance Programme (PPAP) closes 30 June

The Health Insurance Premium Payment Assistance Programme will end on 30 June 2022 after serving persons who were lacking coverage due to COVID-19, particularly those who were employed in tourism and hospitality.

The programme, which was originally set to close in March 2022, continued to ease the transition for participants who were expected to return to work once travel restrictions were relaxed and tourism began to rebound.

From May 2021 to present, the Ministry of Health & Wellness in conjunction with the Health Insurance Commission (HIC) assisted an average of 878 persons per month who needed help paying their health insurance premiums at a cost of approximately CI$1,170,195.

“ As this programme culminates, I am grateful that majority of persons who received aid from us have been able to have their healthcare coverage reinstated due to returning to work”, said Hon. Sabrina Turner, Minister for Health & Wellness. “I would like to thank the Health Insurance Commission for delivering exceptional service to these persons as they stood in need of support”, she added.

Persons who still may require coverage have been directed to utilise other public resources such as the Needs Assessment Unit’s indigent insurance programme.

participants have already been notified of the end date, however persons may contact the Health Insurance Commission via email to hic@gov.ky or by phone on 946-2084 for additional details.


 


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