Life Council ends Underwriting and Claims Clinic

The first claims and underwriting clinic has been held by the Ghana Insurers Association (GIA-Life Council for Life Underwriters and Claim Assessors at the Africa Regent Hotel in Accra last week).

The training clinic was attended by over 100 Life Underwriters and Claims Assessors from all license Life Companies operating under the GIA umbrella.

The 2 hours training session was held under the topic “Diabetes and Hypertension, Developing Understanding among Life and Claim Assessors in the Country,” and was sponsored by Enterprise Life, Ghana’s Topmost Life Underwriter in the country.

It is aimed at proving a realistic medical examination for first time life insurance buyers and to provide participants with a better understanding of the current and potential future challenges that will face the Life Industry in future.

The clinic was also aimed at creating operating profit and show credible underwriting procedures for policy buyers of huge sum assures. The underwriters and claim assessors were taking through this clinic by Dr. Philip Nyireku, a medical consultant.

He told Life Insurance Companies to take a second look at the medical forms they give to first time buyers of huge sum assures when they are coming for medical examinations. Dr. Nyireku calls on them to redesign the forms to avoid misrepresentations.

Present at the clinic were top notch Life Insurance Practitioners including Chairman of the Life Council, Forkuo Kyei, Managing Director, Glico Life, Mrs. Jackie Benyi, Executive Director, Enterprise Life.

Others include; Esther Hill, Head of Technical Ghana Life, Ato Baiden, Head of Technical, ESIC Life, Mr. Kwabason and Ernestina Amankrah all of GIA secretariat.