Failures of Nigeria’s Health Insurance Scheme: the way forward

Nigeria’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has been in operation for over ten years but it seems to have failed in the realization of the objectives for which it was established. Key among its failures is the non-realization of the objective of making health care available to Nigerians at affordable costs. As at today, many… Continue reading Failures of Nigeria’s Health Insurance Scheme: the way forward

2018 National Budget: Nigeria’s Federal Government Plans Group Life Insurance For 89,000 Workers

The federal government of Nigeria has made budgetary provision to the tune of N5.4 billion as 2018 Group Life Insurance cover for its 89,000 workforce, in the 2018 national budget currently before the National Assembly (NASS). To this end, all Federal government workers who die or suffer accidents while in active service will have access… Continue reading 2018 National Budget: Nigeria’s Federal Government Plans Group Life Insurance For 89,000 Workers

2018: What insurance players can expect in the next 12 months

Sensors monitoring your everyday physical and digital life, artificial intelligence tailoring your insurance to fit your needs? Sound like the future? Sure—if the future is 2018. Nordic Director of Insurance in Accenture, Jacob Tovborg-Jensen, explains what’s in store—near-term—when it comes to innovation. Developments in insurance are moving at break-neck speed: 2017 saw a year that… Continue reading 2018: What insurance players can expect in the next 12 months

Insurers groan as premium growth lags behind liabilities

THE insurance industry, during the nine months period ended September 2017, witnessed marginal growth in gross premium written while claims expenses went up significantly.This development may have put the badly affected underwriters in financial stress. While industry gross premium grew by 9.7 percent to N199.6 billion from N181.9 billion in the corresponding period of 2016,… Continue reading Insurers groan as premium growth lags behind liabilities

Many SMEs unprepared for an Insurance claim.

Many SME businesses are unprepared for an event in which they need to make a claim, and may not have even considered whether they have the right level of cover until it happens, according to a Zurich expert. A great deal of SMEs do not think they will ever be faced with a claim, Neil… Continue reading Many SMEs unprepared for an Insurance claim.