Prime Minister Intends on Acheiving Health Insurance for All
Many insurance officials were addressed by Prime Minister Honorable Roosevelt Skerrit, at the Arawak House of Culture on the 22nd of April, where Caribbean Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, (CARAIFA) held its 27th annual Congress, under the theme “Life’s Blessings.
Mr. Skerrit commended CARAIFA for the leadership demonstrated for the insurance Industry. He said he believes in strong regulations because without it there can be many difficulties.
He encouraged CARAIFA, Governments and Trade Unions to meet and discuss ways, a model or scheme, can be developed to benefit the entire population with regards to insurance.
According to the Prime Minister, the cost of medical services in the region and the world is prohibited to many families.
Mr. Skerrit noted Governments are not financially capable to provide the extent of medical services that its citizens need nationally and regionally.
Honorable Justina Charles, Minister for Culture Youth and Sports shared her insurance experience and considered it a blessing.
She stated that life insurance had become a prerequisite to be allowed to source funding from other financial Institutions.
Through tears Mrs. Charles said in 2004 when her husband died suddenly, the pain of that loss was tremendous.
She was a clear testimony of how life insurance saved her family. She said an insurance policy is worth spending on.