Cross River State Health Insurance Scheme on Tuesday entered into tripartite agreement with three organisations, United Healthcare International limited, Marina Medical Services (HMO) limited, International Health Management Services to boost and enlarge the coverage of the scheme also known as Ayadecare.
Speaking on the development, Special Adviser/Head of CRSHIA, Chief Godwin Iyala said the Third Party Administrators (TPAs) will be responsible for marketing the approved Cross River State Health insurance scheme plans both the formal and informal sectors in the state.
He noted that TPAs will also be responsible for the collection of premium from enrollees in the way and manner as prescribed by CRSHIA.
Chief Iyala said TPAs will issue printed ID cards and manage the enrolment platforms and make neccesary returns to the Agency inline with the operational guidelines amongt others responsibilities.
In the agreement, United Healthcare International limited is to operate in Southern Cross River, while Marina Medical Services (HMO) limited will operate in Central Cross River and lastly International Health Management Services will take charge of Northern Cross River.
The signing of the agreement was witness by the Labour leaders from NLC, TUC, MHWUN and NANNM across the state.