The Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools, ASUSS, Ekiti State, has commenced full operation of its health insurance scheme.
ASUSS Chairman, Comrade Sola Adigun, who announced the full operation of the insurance scheme, described it as prayers answered at their head office in Ajebandele, Ado-Ekiti.
Comrade Adigun explained that since 2016, the leadership had put in place a mechanism to actualise the health intervention scheme to mitigate the challenge of medical funding by its members, but the measure could not be achieved due to various factors.
He appealed to secondary schools teachers in Ekiti State to key into the programme in the interest of their wellbeing.
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He said that globally, insurance is the most dependable means of private medicare for workers.
According to him, just like many other laudable programmes including the ASUSS welfare scheme introduced by his leadership, the health insurance scheme was resisted by some members due to inadequate information on its advantages.
The ASUSS chairman said that “By signing up to the ASUSS Health Insurance Scheme, AHIS, a secondary school teacher needs not to worry about funding his or her issues, most especially during emergencies, which could happen to anybody or members of their family.”
The ASUSS Health Insurance Scheme, AHIS, is the first medical insurance intervention by any labour union in Ekiti State.