For Life Insurance Policy Package For Frontline Health Workers at 14 Military Hospital - Health Minister Commends Activa Int’l Insurance Company

For Life Insurance Policy Package For Frontline Health Workers at 14 Military Hospital - Health Minister Commends Activa Int’l Insurance Company

Liberia’s Health Minister, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, on behalf of President George Manneh Weah, the teams at the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL), has commended the management and team of the Activa International Insurance Company, Liberia Limited (AIIL) for the provision of an innovative Life Insurance Policy Package for frontline health workers who are providing vital health services at the 14 Military Hospital near the Edward Binyah Kesselley Barack in Margibi County where COVID-19 patients are currently undergoing treatment.

AIIL is a licensed composite company that has been working in Liberia over the past six years, providing quality Insurance Packages for Blue Chip Companies, Multinationals, Small/Medium Enterprises, Non-Profit Organizations (NGO), Liberian Institutions and personal lines insurance in the private and public sectors. The company spans over 48 countries in Africa.

Minister Jallah made the commendation on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 when the management of Activa formally presented the provision of an innovative Life Insurance Policy Package document to the MoH in Congo Town, outside Monrovia.
The health minister, who happily received the package document, also praised the Activa management and team for such a creative initiative.

While assuring the management of Activa that she will ensure that all healthcare workers at the hospital get their just benefit just in case of any tragedy while on duty or not, she stated that the initiative would motivate the frontline health workers to work harder.

However, she clarified that the package is not intended for every healthcare workers across the country, but instead those who are at the 14 military Hospital rendering treatment on COVID-19 patients, adding that if addition is done, said individuals will definitely be added as promised by Activa.

Speaking earlier during the formal presentation program attended by the media, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of AIIL, Mr. Saye D. Gbalazeh, disclosed that the provision of the insurance package by Activa is a part of ACTIVA Group Foundation’s tradition to allocate funds for corporate social initiatives. Activa Group Foundation is the charity Arm of the Activa Group.

“The funds to support our Life Insurance Package for these COVID-19 Frontline Health Workers and allied Employees at the 14-Military Hospital come from the Activa Foundation and underpins our company’s philosophy of a loyal and purpose-driven corporate citizenship imbued with the culture of giving back to the community in which it operates.

In the context of the pandemic, this gutsy Life Insurance Policy Package from Activa Liberia is the first of such corporate initiatives and represents a new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program proposition of acting out of the ordinary,” CEO Gbalazeh asserted.

Mr .Gbalazeh, who is also a professor of insurance law, further disclosed that the Activa package has a combined sum insured or capital of $105,000 (one hundred and five thousand dollars). It is to cover 115 (one hundred and fifteen) medical and allied employees at the hospital against natural and accidental deaths to include deaths emanating from the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to him, the protection will directly impact the lives of the families of those health workers who might fall prey to the virus. He made it clear that they are not charging any premium, saying the capital sum is on us and the premium is on us.”
He indicated that this is the company’s own way of supporting the Government of Liberia(GoL) and the country in a public partnership collaboration. He mentioned that because of the high risk nature of the policy, the company has targeted it for the period of six months.

“We will do our evaluation, upon our evaluation; it will be subject to extension for another six months. Usually, insurance policies are written for a one year period.” Mr. Gbalazeh averred.

It can be recalled that during Liberia’s battle of the EBOLA Scourge, Activa-Liberia made a significant contribution of over 35-thousand United States Dollars to widows and survivors of EBOLA Victims geared towards them reestablishing their independence and social acceptance through the establishment of cooperatives, skills training, and the conduct of a psycho-social program.

Activa also funded a sexual and reproductive health program that catered to vulnerable young women in Grand Cape Mount County in western Liberia. We believe that the ministry has received lots of buckets and sanitizers.

 

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