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.