Tuesday 26 May, 2020

HCC commends Sagicor for giving healthcare workers a 'shield'

President of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition Sir Trevor Hassell has thanked Sagicor for the new Health Care Heroes Group Insurance Plans.

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He said that this initiative provides healthcare providers and their families with a financial shield as they place their lives in harm’s way.

“This virus has taught us that a whole of society response is needed to offer up and provide solutions for a healthier Caribbean to serve us now and going forward. I believe that Sagicor’s Health care heroes plan is one such solution,” Hassell stated.

Medical workers in Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Belize, Aruba, Curaçao, Panama and the Eastern Caribbean, battling the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on the frontlines, now have an opportunity to benefit from health and life insurance.

Sagicor Life Inc President and Chief Executive Officer Ravi Rambarran, in his opening address, said the plan falls within the company’s vision to improve the lives of the communities in which they operate.

Rambarran said medical workers are making the ultimate sacrifice to keep their countries safe.

And he highlighted that the Group is not seeking any Government subsidy for the plan since many Caribbean economies “fiscal positions have come under pressure.”

“In no way are we seeking any type of support from our Governments. What we realise is we that can only come out of this together if the private and public sector cooperate and we act together.”

Anyone employed in the medical field, from doctors and nurses to janitors and receptionists, can receive coverage.

Spouses and children of medical professionals can also be covered.

Sagicor Vice President, Group Insurance Susan Boyea encouraged healthcare workers to reach out to their employers and associations to get them onboard and protected.

“Our heroes are out there sacrificing their lives for us. We recognize and want to say to you that there is a space out there that is not insured. There is a space out there that needs to be covered. We are reaching out to you and will work with you to bring you on board,” Boyea said.

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