Who we are
The National Health Insurance Board (NHIB) was established under the National Health Insurance Ordinance 2009, as a statutory body. NHIB’s goal is to facilitate the provision of accessible, affordable and quality health care services to all its beneficiaries as specified in the ordinance.
The National Health Insurance Plan is modeled on social principles. What does this mean? That:
- the Plan will provide equity and access for those who need medical attention, not just those who can afford to pay for it
- the contributions of those who are better off will pay for the care of those who are more vulnerable
- the contributions of those who don’t need medical care will help to pay the costs of those who are sick
This is fair and equitable, because all of us may get sick at some stage in our lives and we want to be protected from having to sacrifice our homes and our savings to pay for medical expenses for ourselves or our families.
[bquote]We are the National Health Insurance Plan with 30,415 beneficiaries. We are a young population and approximately half are male and half are female. We are predominantly employed in the Private Sector and work primarily in Providenciales, followed by Grand Turk.[/bquote]
Why it was done
National Health Insurance is a form of health coverage that insures the entire population against meeting the costs associated with ill health. It is a key pillar of a comprehensive social security system intended to protect the well-being of the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
[testimonial by=”Yvonne Thomas” from=”Providenciales, TCI”] “Initially there was a little complication but once things got underway it was smooth sailing. My appointment was made, I went to Ft. Lauderdale and the people there greeted me by my first name and they really made me feel apart of the programme. And knowing that I did not have to pick-up any of the financial costs was great; appointments were kept in a timely manner and I got everything. ”