A blog article about all the information you need in regards to forms, or how a health insurance company will manage your health.
Part 1: Background
The National Health Insurance Fund Tanzania (NHIF Tanzania) is a public sector insurer created in 1999 to provide health insurance coverage to Tanzanian nationals and legal residents. NHIF Tanzania operates through three regional offices: the Western Region, the Central Region, and the Eastern Region. In 2013, NHIF Tanzania reported total assets of TShs 1,351,585,000 and total liabilities of TShs 1,474,500,000. Intake for 2013 was 186,996 members. In March 2017, NHIF announced that it would be suspending all health insurance policies effective immediately. NHIF attributed this decision to exclusion from the national tariff list by the government of Tanzania of four essential medicines used by NHIF members. The suspension will last for six months unless the necessary authorization is received from the government to continue operations. On July 6th 2017 the Minister of Health released a statement saying that NHIF had restarted activities after receiving authorization from government to do so. The Ministry indicated that insurance premiums for 2017 would be reduced by 25% due to lack of premium collections in 2016 due to public uproar over high premiums charged by NHIF. Part 2: Coverage and Eligibility NHIF offers comprehensive coverage
Part 2: How will the contents of the fund be used?
The government of Tanzania is currently in the process of formulating a national health insurance fund. This blog series will explore some of the ways that the contents of the fund will be used. In Part 1, we looked at how the fund will be initially operated and funded. Part 2 will focus on what uses the fund may have for Tanzanians.
Part 3: Objectives behind the fund
There are a myriad of reasons why people may want to support a national health insurance fund. Here are three objectives that may be at the heart of these motivations: 1) Reducing healthcare costs for individuals and businesses 2) Helping to ensure that everyone has access to quality healthcare 3) Promoting public health The Tanzania National Health Insurance Fund (TANHIF) was launched on the 4th of September, 2012 in Dar es Salaam. The objectives of the TANHIF are as follows: To provide a sickness fund to members of the public, in order to cover medical expenses not covered by other means To contribute towards achieving universal health coverage To promote economic growth and social protection. There are currently 10 million people who are registered with the TANHIF and it is estimated that there will be another 10 million individuals added to the system over the next five years. Additionally, it is hoped that once fully up and running, the TANHIF will have contributions from employers and employees alike, in order to create a more comprehensive system.
National health insurance fund Tanzania is a government funded program that provides coverage for medical care, maternity care and pediatric care. The program is available to all Tanzanians who meet the eligibility requirements. You can find more information on the National Health Insurance Fund Tanzania website or you can speak with an agent in your area about whether or not the program would be a good fit for you. If you are in Tanzania and needNational Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) forms, you can find them at the nearest health facility. The NHIF is a government fund that helps to pay for health care costs for Tanzanians who don’t have insurance. Formulary cards are available at most health facilities, and eligibility requirements vary by category of illness.