Beneficiaries of GES/SIC insurance policy receive over GHC 126,000.00 in payments

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The Ghana Education Service (GES) in collaboration with the State Insurance Company (SIC) has presented over GHC 126,000.00 to seven beneficiaries of the SICLife policy introduced for teaching and non-teaching staff of the Service.

Among the beneficiaries are Mr Kofi Nartey, who was attacked by robbers and Madam Yohebeth Anyadi, who is undergoing treatment for an undisclosed ailment.

The rest, George Somuah Bosompem, Amos Aboagye, Sampson Amoako Atta Narh, Kwame Kyei and Bruno Ayitey; are all deceased and their families received their claims.

It would be recalled that Mr Bosompem lost his life recently after being attacked by teenagers at Asiakwa in the Eastern Region, and the rest lost their lives through motor accidents, electrocution and robbery attacks.

Six of the beneficiaries were presented with cheques valued at GHC 18,000.00 and Madam Yohebeth received USD 3,500 at the launch of the Life Insurance held in Accra.

The Policy, which had member contribution of GHC 10.00 per month being deducted by the Controller and Accountant General Department since June 2018, was halted for some time but the deduction is set to resume on July 8, this year.

Professor Kwasi Opoku Amankwa, the Director General of GES, said it would be in the interest of all staff to be on board to help them face life’s uncertainties.

He said there would be continuous sensitization to ensure members understood the need to contribute.

Professor Amankwa said as part of the Ministry Education’s commitment to promote the welfare of staff, the GES instituted a Group Life Insurance Package for both the teaching and non-teaching staff.

“Over the past years, GES received reports of staff who have been involved in accidents or are critically ill and need assistance from the service. It is for this reason that a policy like this became relevant to the staff of GES,” he explained.

He called on SIC to work hard to make the policy response to the needs of the staff, adding that the paid claims were affirming SIC Life’s commitment to the members.

Mrs Elizabeth Wyns-Dogbe, Managing Director of SIC, said the policy is a comprehensive one and it covers natural/accidental death with a benefit of GHC 18,000.00; permanent disability resulting from accident or illness with benefits up to GHC 18,000.00, depending on the degree of disability.

She said critical illnesses such as stroke, cancer, major organ transplant, kidney failure and others had a benefit of GHC 9,000.00, adding that critical illnesses that rendered a member totally and permanently disabled could lead to GHC 18,000.00.

The Managing Director said, “there is also a cashback of ten per cent if no claim is made within three years”.

Mr Aduonum, the ambassador for the policy, urged all staff to be on board as he was a beneficiary of the policy when he was hit by a stray bullet as an old soldier.

The function brought together directors of education, beneficiaries, teachers, management of SIC, among others.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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