The board of the National Health Insurance Management Authority (NHIMA) was established in 2019 to facilitate the implementation of the country’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). In this circular, the NHIMA provides an update on the milestones attained and challenges since the scheme was established. Some of the key updates include;
- About 35% of the Zambia population is covered under the NHIS. Included in this number of principal members are Public and Private formal sector employees, Senior Citizens, the vulnerable, and informal sector workers.
- The Authority has resolved to launch an ambitious mass registration drive of informal sector members following the development of systems and structures to support and facilitate the onboarding of the population in the sector.
- To ensure resource sustainability of the scheme, the Authority has prioritized enforcement of compliance through the heightened engagement of employers. The Authority has also deployed compliance officers who will be conducting inspections with a mandate to prosecute all non-compliant employers and members.
- So far eight commercial banks are integrated into the eNHIMA online platform to ensure efficient and reliable digital registration and payment. Furthermore, as of 30th September 2021, the Mobile money payment option through all the three Mobile Network Operators was activated on the eNHIMA platform. The Visa application is currently undergoing product testing whilst integration of the remaining banks has reached advanced stages.
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