GHANA – South Africa’s Liberty Health has entered into a strategic partnership with Apex Health Insurance in Ghana where Liberty Health Cover products will be made available through Apex Health Insurance in Ghana.
This will enable Apex Health Insurance to provide a comprehensive range of products, all approved by Ghanaian regulatory authorities, meeting multinational, corporate and SME client needs.
According to Andrew Schwulst, CEO of Liberty Health, the strategic partnership has been some time in the making and the joint teams will have a values-driven and positive impact on the health ecosystem in Ghana.
“The partnership demonstrates our commitment to making quality healthcare accessible to more residents of West Africa, Ghana specifically, and across the African continent,” Schwulst said.
Liberty Health has established partnerships with local insurers in 27 African countries, enabling employers to have a standardised health insurance solution across the continent.
The CEO of Apex Health Insurance in Ghana Godwin, Fafali Setsofia-Tukpeyi explained that from their perspective, Apex Health Insurance has partnered with Liberty Health to meet Ghanaian residents’ needs for a range of benefit plans that not only provide in-country cover but plans that also offer access to international benefits.
“We are committed to providing benefits that offer comprehensive and meaningful cover, value for money, predictable premium increases, and collaborative processes to contain costs for long-term sustainability,” he added.
Currently less than 50 percent of Africans have access to modern healthcare facilities. This has been made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in millions of people in dire need of access to proper healthcare.
Liberty Health has remained robust through COVID-19. With access to over 7,000 healthcare providers across the continent, and thanks to Apex Health Insurance, over 650 in Ghana, their combined network ensures that employees (members) receive access to quality care when it really counts.
“The available range of healthcare solutions now provides increasing access to various levels of comprehensive cover for employees of multinationals, corporates, and small businesses in Ghana, providing several choices to suit their budgets and needs,” he said.
Liberty Health also has the financial strength, clinical and governance frameworks and tools to help us ensure healthier staff and therefore better business and economic growth. Collectively, this gives members and their employers financial peace of mind, and over time will make Africa healthier.” he explained.
This announcement follows the announcement by Liberty’s biggest competitor, Discovery Limited, where they have introduced new tailor-made products to benefit their health insurance subscribers.
Discovery announced five new products, among them a home-based hospital care and international coverage. Discovery also partnered with myHealthTeams to provide members living with diabetes or heart disease and those impacted by Long-Covid, with access to a digital community of patients living with the same illness.
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