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More health insurance payments promised

Government 11 Mar, 2021 Follow News

More health insurance payments promised

Displaced workers, i.e. those in the tourism and hospitality industries, will get help with their health insurance thanks to the Ministry of Health extending its Premiums Assistance Payment Programme, which, it says, has already helped more than 900 people.

Up to the 10th March, the Health Insurance Commission had gone through 165 applications and given help to around 984 persons, helping out with the payment of their health insurance premium payments, thanks to the scheme which began at the beginning of the month. This extension will continue to help such people until the end of June of this year, the Ministry advised in a press release.

Unemployed workers form the tourism and hospitality industries are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the programme.

Mervyn Conolly, Director of Department of Health Regulatory Services and Superintendent of Health Insurance, said: “As the health crisis continues around the world, we cannot stress more the importance of health insurance coverage for yourselves and loved ones.”

The deadline to submit an application to the HIC to obtain assistance with the premium payment for coverage commencing the 1st April 2021 is the 19th March 2021.

Additional information regarding the programme, including the application and guidelines can be found on the website: www.hic.ky or information can be requested by sending an email to hic@gov.ky or by calling telephone number 946-2084.

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