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Can Cayman residents be covered by US insurer?

Can Cayman residents be covered by US insurer?

| 18/07/2019

I’ve just retired and my wife isn’t working. I have permanent residence and my wife is here as my dependent. After being on the SHIC plan through my employer for years and realising it barely covers anything, we were very worried about being able to afford our health insurance in retirement. But we found a […]

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Miller: Profit must go from health insurance

Miller: Profit must go from health insurance

| 15/07/2019 | 48 Comments

(CNS): North Side MLA Ezzard Miller, who has been calling for a single-payer system to address the increasingly problematic provision of health insurance in the Cayman Islands, believes that the profit motive must be removed from the insurance side. Last month government opened a tender process to find consultants to examine the publicly-owned health insurance […]

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Bid proposes CINICO as sole national provider

Bid proposes CINICO as sole national provider

| 10/07/2019 | 82 Comments

(CNS): Government has opened a request for consultants to review its health insurance company, CINICO, and present an outline business case for the future of the public company which could see it become the sole national health insurance provider in a single-pay system. One of several options, including doing nothing, scrapping the company altogether, privatising […]

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Kids free healthcare on minister’s agenda

Kids free healthcare on minister’s agenda

| 11/06/2019 | 56 Comments

(CNS): Government will be taking a look at whether it would be possible to provide free healthcare for all children in the Cayman Islands, having accepted a private member’s motion on the issue last week. But despite Health Minister Dwayne Seymour’s claim that his ministry was already looking seriously at this proposal, the premier made […]

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Premier issues stark warning on healthcare

Premier issues stark warning on healthcare

| 09/04/2019 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has warned that employers and workers will have to pay more into private pension schemes because many retirees are not able to cover health insurance costs when they quit work, which means government is picking up their costly medical bills. As members of Finance Committee voted Monday for an additional $11.5 […]

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Miller urges CIG to address social ills

Miller urges CIG to address social ills

| 08/04/2019 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has identified eight priority areas that he wants government to address in the upcoming Strategic Policy Statement that will set out the goals for the final two years of the current PPM-led coalition. At a press briefing last week Ezzard Miller accused the government of not funding welfare, education and other […]

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Healthcare sustainability under review

Healthcare sustainability under review

| 04/04/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Health Minister Dwayne Seymour has said “the fiscal sustainability of healthcare” as well as health insurance cover for those aged 65 and over are areas currently under review in his ministry. But in a message marking World Health Day 2019 focused on universal health coverage, which the WHO believes is a human right, Seymour […]

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Health insurance challenge dominates PAC

Health insurance challenge dominates PAC

| 17/01/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Public Accounts Committee member Chris Saunders (Bodden Town West) articulated the frustrations of PAC and the community when he expressed concern that the health ministry had failed to respond to shocking figures revealed more than three years ago that the local insurance companies made a collective profit of more than $51 million in 2015 […]

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NAU identifies trend of ageing customers

NAU identifies trend of ageing customers

| 17/01/2019 | 67 Comments

(CNS): The director of the Needs Assessment Unit, Tamara Hurlston, told the Public Accounts Committee that her team had noticed a trend of increasing numbers of elderly people coming to them for help, especially indigent medical support, as meagre private sector pensions fail to stretch to the costs of health insurance.

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How private is genetic information?

How private is genetic information?

| 22/11/2018 | 2 Comments

Are there any laws or policies that protect personal genetic information from being released to health insurance companies in the Cayman Islands? I’ve been talking to a friend who is wary of being tested for the BRCA gene mutations that cause increased risk of certain cancers. Their doctor does not know whether if someone signs […]

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Free healthcare for kids under discussion

Free healthcare for kids under discussion

| 19/11/2018 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Health Minister Dwayne Seymour is still trying to find a way for government to provide access to free healthcare for all children. Although he has given no details about how he plans to accomplish the goal, Seymour told the Legislative Assembly on Friday that he has begun discussions with the relevant authorities and stakeholders […]

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