Tag: CINICO

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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Health insurance woes

Health insurance woes

| 05/03/2016 | 36 Comments
Candace Ebanks writes: I am absolutely disgusted with the Needs Assessment Unit. I tried to assisted a dear friend whom I have known almost all my life, a borne Caymanian, who under better times and conditions applied to CINICO and was needs tested and could pay a small amount towards a premium fo [...]

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Opportunities missed to stop CarePay contract

Opportunities missed to stop CarePay contract

| 16/12/2015
(CNS): Two public servants who gave evidence in the CarePay case Tuesday both revealed missed opportunities for putting a stop to the costly hospital payment system contracted to AIS Cayman, which never worked as intended, before millions of dollars of public cash was lost. Carroll Cooper from the [...]

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Wide disparity in pay for CIG board chairs

Wide disparity in pay for CIG board chairs

| 21/07/2015 | 35 Comments
(CNS): The fees that chairmen and directors receive for serving on government company or authority boards varies widely, according to a recent FOI release requested by a CNS reader. Although volunteers, most board members are given some kind of fee to cover expenses for attending meetings but the [...]

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Hospital tries to clamp down on debt

Hospital tries to clamp down on debt

| 31/03/2015 | 21 Comments
(CNS): As the hospital continues to battle with bad debts, the chief executive officer reminded the Public Accounts Committee recently that the Health Services Authority has an obligation to treat everyone in need of medical attention first and deal with the issue of costs later. Lizzette Yearwood s [...]

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