UNDERSTANDING NHI BAHAMAS

NHI Bahamas aims to do just that. National Health Insurance Bahamas aims to ensure that all Bahamians and legal residents – no matter your income, age, island of residence or current health status – can receive health care.

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has been established to oversee the implementation of NHI Bahamas. NHI Bahamas is being rolled out in phases. Bahamians began registering for the National Health Insurance program in January 2016. Enrollment for NHI Bahamas began in 2017 and is ongoing. Beginning in May 2017, Bahamians began receiving primary care services under NHI Bahamas. Most recently, in October 2018, the NHI Authority has a consultation paper on the new way forward for NHI which will pave the way for expanded benefits coverage for the future. Persons who are currently enrolled in the programme are receiving Primary Care services at no cost at point of care. The full list of benefits can be viewed here. I-low do I enroll? It is simple and easy to enroll in NHI Bahamas online. The only thing you need is your NIB Smart Card. If you have your Smart Card, you can enroll in the programme on line and select your primary care provider. A full list of primary care providers can be found here.

DR ROBERTS CLARIFIES MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT NHI

NHI Authority Board Chairman Dr. Roberts clarifies some misconceptions about the new proposed plan for NHI.

APRIL-JULY 2019

APRIL-JULY 2019

Introduction of Standard Health Benefit and NHI expanded coverage

JULY 2019

JULY 2019

Launch of Sugary Drinks Tax and the National Wellness Program

JANUARY 2020

JANUARY 2020

Launch of Employer Mandate for businesses with 100+ employees

NHI Bahamas Primary Care

National Health Insurance Bahamas (NHI Bahamas), in its initial phase of coverage, covers Primary Health Care services. Persons do not have to pay at point of service for Primary Care, including no copay, deductible or new tax when enroled with a Primary Health Care Provider, either in the public or private sector.

Maternity Care

Primary Care Providers play a pivotal role in shaping a health care

Paediatrics

Primary Care Providers play a pivotal role in shaping a health care

Meet our NHI Providers

Primary Care Providers play a pivotal role in shaping a health care system that is modern, affordable and accessible. Beneficiaries across the country are currently enroling in NHI Bahamas and selecting their Primary Care Providers.

What patients say about NHI

A patient satisfaction survey conducted by the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has revealed that over 95% of beneficiaries were either very satisfied (57.64%) or satisfied (38.07%) with the health care experience they received from their NHI doctor. The survey was completed by 5,122 beneficiaries between July and November 2018.