Why is health insurance so important?

published on 28 October 2020
A new way

"I remember having to look for an open western union after midnight because my mother had been rushed to the hospital. The hospital demanded payment before any treatment and that was my worst nightmare. I have health insurance here in the US so why shouldn't the parents who raised me?"

- Habib, Texas

As immigrants, good health for the family we leave back home is something we all pray for. One lesson we have learned from Covid-19 is the necessity of using preventive measures for better, lifelong health. However, the expensive nature of out of pocket payments for annual check-ups in Africa means that our family members sometimes avoid seeking needed medical services. This, in turn, can lead to severe complications on the health of those we love, our finances, and the mental wellbeing of our families.

Purchasing a quality health insurance plan for your loved ones back home can be a huge help in avoiding these issues. Keep reading for the reasons why having quality health insurance in Africa has never been more important.

THE PREVALENCE OF NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES According to a 2012 issue by the Ghana Medical Journal , non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like stroke, hypertension, and diabetes have been on the rise in most communities in Africa - affecting both old and young. In fact, the proportion of individuals under the age of 40 having heart attacks is increasing each year.

A health insurance plan plays a vital role in avoiding complications or untimely death due to NCDs. With a private insurance plan, annual medical checkups with top physicians from our world-class network are covered, and this makes it easy for diseases to be identified and treated before they turn deadly.

PROTECTING YOUR SAVINGS Healthcare emergencies and complications can drain us all - both emotionally and financially. Buying a quality health insurance policy for your loved ones is a better way to take care of your loved ones in Africa, without breaking the bank. Budget for your family's healthcare expenses, and never be caught off guard again.

SAFEGUARDING YOUR LOVED ONE

“It is health that is real wealth, not pieces of gold and silver” - Mahatma Ghandi.

Purchasing a health insurance plan for your loved ones is arguably one of the greatest gifts you could give them. Should anything happen to them, you will be rest assured knowing they will receive quality medical attention from the best private healthcare facilities. Even better, we give you the option of insuring your entire family on one of our family plans

There are so many benefits to a private health insurance plan in Africa - great quality care, frequent checkups, early detection of diseases and follow-ups, just to name a few. You'll be protecting your family, your savings, and best of all... your peace of mind.

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We're now available in Ghana! Start taking better care of your loved ones today, with an insurance quote. For questions or more information, Whatsapp +1(614)-569-1158.

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