THE Scheme Manager of the Tain Mutual Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS), Mr Peter Akwasi Sarpong, has explained why some Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) contributors are denied free registration under the National Health Insurance Scheme.
According to him, they wrongly quote the numbers of the beneficiaries while applying for the free option under the scheme.
Mr Sarpong revealed this at Nsawkaw during a training workshop for 60 newly recruited agents who would serve in the five zones in the district.
He appealed to SSNIT contributors to endeavour to check their statements and numbers correctly in order to avoid disappointments after registering with the scheme.
The scheme manager stressed that as field officers, they were the eye of the scheme and should therefore avoid engaging in anything that would bring the name of the scheme into disrepute.
Mr Sarpong said irrespective of the low premium collected, the Tain MHIS pays seven per cent of all premium collected by its field officers as commission, describing it as one of the highest in the country, considering the client population.
He warned the field officers to avoid entrusting any amount of money into the hands of board members, warning that defaulting officers would be held liable.
“You must submit only your books and the money collected from our clients and get your receipts accordingly,” Mr Sarpong stressed.
The newly recruited field officers also appealed to the scheme to institute motivating rewards to them.
The Public Relations Officer of the scheme, Mr David Kwarteng, advised the officers to live worthy lifestyles that would earn them public trust and admiration.