National Identification to replace RAMA insurance cards

By IGIHE
On 30 January 2020 at 03:40

Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) has announced that in a bid to ease the use of medical insurance, Rwanda Medical Insurance Scheme (RAMA) cardholders will be allowed to present their national identification to receive health services starting February 1st, 2020 with the exception of children who are not yet eligible for national identification.

Previous directives from RSSB required RAMA cardholders to only use their insurance card while requesting medical services in different hospitals and dispensaries or purchasing medicines at pharmaceutical outlets.

RSSB will collaborate with the National Identification Agency (NIDA) to link all RAMA cards to their owners’ ID cards starting February 1st.

However, RAMA cardholders are advised to carry their cards to hospitals in case NIDA might have skipped them so that they could provide their details and get registered.

RSSB has provided a platform for RAMA users to fill an online form linking their insurance cards to their IDs.

An announcement published on January 28th, 2020 and signed by Richard Tushabe, RSSB Director General stated that RAMA cardholders can visit RSSB branches across the country to verify that they have been added to NIDA database of RAMA cardholders.

In addition, starting July 1st, 2020, ID cards will permanently replace RAMA cards.

Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) has announced that in a bid to ease the use of medical insurance

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