Tag: CINICO

CINICO boss sacked by board

CINICO boss sacked by board

| 08/10/2018 | 73 Comments
(CNS): In an unexpected announcement, the Cayman Islands National Insurance Company board of directors said that CEO Lonny Tibbetts has been fired. The news was delivered in a short statement from the board, which is chaired by Patricia Estwick, via GIS on Monday. The long-time public servant has [...]

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$6M more voted for healthcare costs

$6M more voted for healthcare costs

| 19/09/2018 | 73 Comments
(CNS): The opposition member for Bodden Town West, Chris Saunders, urged the health minister to consider a national health insurance plan for the Cayman Islands, after Finance Committee voted last week to give the ministry another $6.5 million to cover indigent healthcare costs for the remainder of [...]

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Health minister gets $8M to cover budget gap

Health minister gets $8M to cover budget gap

| 03/07/2018 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Finance Committee has approved millions of additional dollars for the health minister after he revealed that the budget for overseas tertiary healthcare for Cayman Islands people who are indigent as well as elderly seamen and veterans had already overrun its budget allocation at the financi [...]

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No date decided on co-pay benefits in CS

No date decided on co-pay benefits in CS

| 22/02/2018 | 36 Comments
(CNS): The civil service management has not set a date to introduce co-pay health or pension benefits for government employees, the financial secretary has confirmed. Government has been in talks with its staff for several years now about the possibility of them co-paying in the first instance for t [...]

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CINICO boss backs failing insurance system

CINICO boss backs failing insurance system

| 14/11/2017 | 30 Comments
(CNS): Despite myriad problems associated with the current health insurance environment in Cayman and government’s plans to review the system, the CINICO chief told Finance Committee Friday that he believed it was “ideal”. Lonny Tibbetts said he did not support a single pay system [...]

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CINICO reform to open up access

CINICO reform to open up access

| 01/11/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands National Insurance Company, the government’s health insurance provider, is to undergo a reform that will allow the public-owned authority to offer cover to a broader cross-section of the population, the premier has said, During the election campaign earlier this year [...]

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Patient looking for CINICO to cover cannabis oil

Patient looking for CINICO to cover cannabis oil

| 17/07/2017
I have a condition that I think may be helped by cannabis oil. However, my health insurance is covered by CINICO and I don’t think any Health Services Authority doctors prescribe it. If a private doctor gives me a prescription, will CINICO pay for it? [...]

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No health co-pay yet for civil service

No health co-pay yet for civil service

| 23/02/2017 | 53 Comments
(CNS): Concerns raised by public sector workers that their salaries will be cut to cover the cost of co-paying on their health insurance cover has been allayed by the Civil Service Association president, who said that no decision had been made by government to change employee benefits. John Bothwell [...]

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CINICO facing potential home-care fraud

CINICO facing potential home-care fraud

| 15/06/2016 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The CEO of the government-owned insurance company, CINICO, has revealed that it is at risk of fraud over home-care benefits given to former hospital patients. Lonny Tibbetts said CINICO has reported at least one case to the RCIPS and that there may be more of people and doctors misrepresentin [...]

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CICSA not accepting co-pay on health

CICSA not accepting co-pay on health

| 03/05/2016 | 75 Comments
(CNS): Claims by Finance Minister Marco Archer that a decision has been made to have public servants pay part of their healthcare insurance by 2018 were refuted Tuesday by the Cayman Islands Civil Service Association. CICSA President James Watler said that his members had not been consulted or info [...]

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CINICO boss confirms AIS no longer processing claims

CINICO boss confirms AIS no longer processing claims

| 15/03/2016 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The CEO of the government-owned insurance company, CINICO, confirmed that it is no longer using AIS Cayman Ltd or its Jamaican parent company, AIS, to verify and clear payments for its clients at the Cayman Islands Hospital. Lonny Tibbetts told CNS that, following a request for proposals in 2 [...]

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