Kenya: Including NMS employees in insurance coverage plan – Mohamed Badi

The Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) has requested the National Treasury to include its staff in the Civil Service and National Youth Service insurance program to accommodate those on the front lines fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a letter dated 8 July 2021 addressed to Ukur Yatani, Secretary of the National Ministry of Finance, NMS Director General Mohamed Badi Treasury requested the transfer of the Group Personal Accident (GPA), Work Injury Benefit (WIBA) and Last Expense coverage for National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) and expand Group Life Assurance to include comprehensive coverage with a Covid-19 insurance driver.
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“Following the 4th Presidential Address on the Covid-19 Pandemic, issued on April 16, 2020 by the President, in which he ordered the development of a welfare package to protect officials on the front lines of the fight against Covid-19 through insurance, The Department of Public Service and Gender led the National Treasury to accelerate the process of transferring the collective accident insurance, work accident benefits and final cost coverage to the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) and expand Group Life Assurance with an expanded Covid-19 insurance driver.” the letter reads.

Lieutenant General Badi notes that the contract to provide comprehensive group life, final expenses, increased work-related compensation and personal group accident for officials and employees of the National Youth Service was erroneously omitted to enlist Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) personnel. assume that some of the officials in devolved positions.