Tag: Lonny Tibbetts

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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CINICO faces review as CIG pours in cash

CINICO faces review as CIG pours in cash

| 15/11/2018 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The finance minister has said the Cayman Islands National Insurance Company (CINICO) is undergoing a review to see if it is fit for purpose. Roy McTaggart told his colleagues in the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday that the government-owned insurance company was under strategic analysis to arrive at some recommendations for government about its future.

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Miller calls for CIG staff secrecy to stop

Miller calls for CIG staff secrecy to stop

| 10/10/2018 | 58 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller is calling on the Cayman Islands Government to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding what appears to be a multitude of problems relating to senior management in the public sector. Following the sudden and very limited announcement from the board of directors at the government’s health insurance company, CINICO, that they […]

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CINICO boss sacked by board

CINICO boss sacked by board

| 08/10/2018 | 74 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 been at the helm of the government-owned health insurance company, […]

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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 and that the existing mix of private sector firms and the […]

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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 misrepresenting the facts about their condition […]

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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 2013, the payment systems are now […]

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Opportunities missed to stop CarePay contract

Opportunities missed to stop CarePay contract

| 16/12/2015 | 0 Comments

(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 health ministry recounted his refusal to pay an invoice […]

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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them while the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.