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Health insurer in Tanzania introduces scheme for students

The health insurance scheme also provides a lump sum payment to the family in the event of a student’s death.

Health insurer in Tanzania introduces scheme for students

The health insurance scheme also provides a lump sum payment to the family in the event of a student’s death.

18 May 2017 Thursday 15:21
Health insurer in Tanzania introduces scheme for students

AAR Insurance Tanzania Ltd has launched a new health insurance scheme designed to cater for students across the company, a senior official of the company said in Dar es Salaam yesterday.

The AAR Inshule scheme seeks to improve the welfare and health of students, who will buy the insurance cover.

The AAR Insurance Assistant Sales Manager for Alternative Channels, Jumanne Mbepo, said that under Inshule coverage, the students will get a wide range of medical treatment benefits, including inpatient and outpatient services, optical care, dental care, medical equipment support and mental health care.

The health insurance scheme also provides a lump sum payment to the family in the event of a student’s death.

“The Inshule insurance scheme is available to all students across Tanzania and it will help students to avail themselves proper and immediate treatment in case of emergencies through the network of AAR’s health service providers,” Mbepo noted in a statement.

The medical insurance provider has also launched a new mobile app as part of its operational strategy to enhance the self service experience of its customers. AAR Insurance Sales and Marketing Manager Tabia Massoud said at a press conference yesterday that the App is initially available for the Android platform, but will soon also be accessed through the Apple system.

She said the app has many useful functions, including the ability to help customers find nearby medical providers within the AAR network.

“We are really excited to offer this new mobile app as part of our proposition because our strategic vision is strongly driven by our customers' needs. Customers want fast access to health care services from our cashless network of medical providers and when they have paid for treatment; their priority is to claim back their expenses,” Massoud noted.

“Our new mobile app will help customers to get faster services at the hospitals because they can now pre-book appointments online and know their membership and benefit status at any point in time.”

The Guardian

Updated: 18.05.2017 15:24
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