How to Renew Your National Health Insurance With Your Phone: Although different definitions have been used for different purposes, health can simply be defined as the state of being free from illness or injury.

Being healthy plays a major role in the day-to-day activities of every human being. Before 2003, Ghana practiced a health user fee system called ‘Cash and Carry’ which required patients to pay fees before services at the hospital were rendered.

The ‘Cash and Carry’ model became a barrier for many who couldn’t afford health services yet needed it the most. In 2003, under the government of former President, John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor, the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was established.

The scheme was created by the National Health Insurance Act of August 2003. The program was established to provide equal access and financial coverage for basic health care services for all registered Ghanaian citizens.

In this article, we take you through the process of renewing your National Health Insurance using your phone.

How To Renew NHIS On Phone Using Shortcode In Ghana

Every insurance covers a particular number of times (months or years) and the National Health Insurance is no different. When the scheme started, the only option for renewal was to go to their office (District, Municipal, or Regional) to renew your subscription when the date is due.

With the rapid growth and adaptation to technology, it’s now simple and easier to renew your expired health insurance subscription or membership without necessarily going to their office to waste your productive time.

With a simple shortcode, *929# on any network, you can sit in the comfort of your home to renew your NHIS membership using your phone.

i. Dail *929#
ii. Select the second option (Renew Membership)
iii. Either select 1. NHIS Card 2. Ghana Card

  1. NHIS CARD
    i. Dial *929#
    ii. Select the second option (Renew Membership)
    iii. Enter your NHIS Membership number (on the front of your NHIS card)
    iv. Repeat your card number
    v. Make payment
    vi. Confirm payment
  2. GHANA CARD
    i. Dial *929#
    ii. Select the second option (Renew Membership)
    iii. Enter your Ghana Card Personal ID number
    iv. Repeat your card number
    v. Make payment
    vi. Confirm payment

How To Renew NHIS With SSNIT Card

An option has been provided for people registered with SNNIT who prefer to use their SNNIT card to renew their NHIS membership or subscription. To renew your NHIS with your SSNIT card
, follow the process below.

  1. Dial *929#
  2. Select option 2
  3. Select NHIS
  4. Enter your 8 digits NHIS membership number on your card
  5. Select payment terms
  6. Select SSNIT and enter your SSNIT membership code
  7. Press send and you will be charged Ghc 6.00.

What Is The Health Insurance Renewal Code In Ghana?

Technology has made work easier, hence renewing your NHIS membership has also been made easier. With all you need being a mobile phone, you can renew your NHIS subscription. The shortcode for renewing your National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is *929# on all mobile networks.

How Much Does It Cost To Renew NHIS?

You can either choose to renew your NHIS membership at their office (District, Municipal, or Regional) or renew it via your mobile phone. With the introduction of the NHIS shortcode, *929#, the process of renewing your NHIS subscription has been made simple and convenient.

However, prices for renewing NHIS vary but are free for persons under 18 years. When renewing your NHIS membership via phone, it costs 23GHS plus a service charge of 1GHS while for people above 60 years (Pensioners), NHIS renewal costs 5 GHS plus a service charge of 1.

Why Should You Replace Your NHIS Card?

Having an NHIS Card is proof that, an individual is registered with the NHIS. Your NHIS Card would be required at a medical facility (Clinic or Hospital) in times of sickness or injury.

Therefore, it’s relevant to replace your NHIS when missing. Refusal to replace your card would mean that, in case of sickness or injury, you would have to pay before you would be attended to at the Clinic or Hospital.

What Are The Benefits Of Renewing Your NHIS On Your Phone?

Renewing your NHIS on your phone has been made simple and convenient due to the introduction of the NHIS code, *929#. There’s no need to visit their office to renew your subscription, hence saving your productive time.

When Can I Start Using My NHIS Card After Renewal

Immediately after the renewal of your expired NHIS card, your card becomes active and therefore gives the card-bearing individual access to any medical health facility (Clinic or Hospital) that accepts NHIS.

How To Replace Your NHIS Card

In case you misplace your NHIS, the National Health Insurance Authority provides their client with an opportunity to replace their card. Should you find yourself in such a situation, visit the nearest office (District, Municipal or Regional).

Since your name is already in their system, you would be required to provide a few details about yourself and then your card will be replaced.

Source: Blackgh.com

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