Airtel Partners AXA Mansard To provide Health Insurance Via USSD

Airtel, a leading telecommunications services provider has announced that it is partnering with AXA Mansard, leading service provider in the healthcare sector to provide easy access to health insurance to more Nigerians.

Speaking about the partnership Muyiwa Ebitanmi, Head: Mobile Financial Services, Airtel Nigeria, said the mobile health insurance initiative is in line with Airtel’s commitment to make available innovative and relevant solutions that will enable more Nigerians to conveniently access best health insurance services.

He added that “Airtel Nigeria is always exploring innovative ways and platforms that will make life easier, more meaningful and more enjoyable for Nigerians. With this initiative, we are not just delivering bespoke health insurance services to the doorstep of more people, we are also leading a quiet revolution that will drive and deepen health insurance inclusion by removing the many barriers that have hitherto excluded many well-meaning Nigerians from participating in the sector.”

Commenting about the initiative, Mr. Alfred Egbai, Head, Emerging Customers and Digital Partnerships Group at AXA Mansard, stated that “our research has shown the value and importance of having a health insurance plan to the public especially for the emerging customers in the country, but for many reasons, the uptake of insurance products has been low”.

He continued, “In order to mitigate these challenges and satisfy the health needs of the retail consumer whilst also encouraging the uptake of health insurance in the country, we have partnered with Airtel Nigeria to provide a solution that gives users a convenient way to purchase and manage their AXA Mansard micro-insurance plans”.

 The AXA Mansard Health Insurance scheme covers Malaria , Inpatient, Outpatient, Specialist medical consultations, Immunizations, Family planning, Ambulance services, Dental care among others.

Airtel customers can enroll for the affordable and robust health insurance plans from AXA Mansard, with access to over 1,000 hospitals nationwide for quality healthcare services by dialing the shortcode, *987*7#.


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