Linda Jamii, Affordable Healthcare Insurance
Press Release: Tuesday November 27, 2012… Leading integrated communications provider Safaricom Limited has partnered with leading insurer Britam, Changamka Microhealth – one of Kenya’s pioneering mobile Health Financing technology providers and PSI, a leading global health organization to launch Linda Jamii, an innovative and affordable healthcare insurance option. Targeted at more than 35 million uninsured Kenyans, the Kshs.12, 000 per Family premium cover will provide clients with access to a comprehensive medical cover comprising in and out patient cover, maternity cover and a hospitalization income replacement benefit of Kshs.500 per day, to take care of lost income while in hospital. The premiums are payable in installments via MPESA, with quality healthcare being available after accumulating Kshs. 6,000 and the balance being saved in a premium deposit facility on the user’s mobile phone.