NSIA Togo lands contract to provide health insurance to municipal councilors

Tuesday, 09 November 2021 13:15
NSIA Togo lands contract to provide health insurance to municipal councilors

(Togo First) - The Togolese government announced that henceforth, all city councilors in the country will have health insurance financed by the State. The concerned officials will benefit from the measure in exchange for a financial contribution that matches their capacities, the Presidency’s official website noted. 

According to the same source, NSIA Group won the tender to deploy the project. The latter was officially launched last Friday, by the minister of territorial administration and decentralization, Payadowa Boukpessi. The insurance recipients received a health passport on this occasion.

“We would like to sincerely thank the Head of State for this act of solidarity towards the local elects. Through this gesture, the President of the Republic just guaranteed us social security in regards to health,” said Koamy Gomado, Mayor of Golfe 1 and Vice-President of Faîtière des communes du Togo (FCT).

In detail, this social security provides two insurance policies to all local elected officials of the 117 municipalities, namely health insurance and individual accident insurance. 

The first of the two policies covers 750 municipal councilors who do not yet have health insurance, and the second guarantees the reimbursement of medical expenses to treat injuries sustained in an accident and, in the worst-case scenario, the payment of a capital sum to the insured or his or her beneficiaries in the event of disability or death. 

In addition, the NSIA group individual accident insurance covers all 1,527 councilors who are insured for a capital of 5 million CFA francs in case of death or disability following an accident and 500,000 CFA francs for medical expenses.

As a reminder, the move is part of the universal health insurance process, which has been underway in Togo for several months.

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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