Harare (New Ziana)-Cimas Medical Aid Society on Monday announced the introduction of three new foreign currency medical aid packages, intended to give those able to pay from a domestic nostro account access to healthcare services.
Membership contributions for the three new packages, dubbed Secure Packages will be paid from the member’s local nostro account while claims would likewise be settled by payment into domestic nostro accounts.
In a statement, Cimas Medical Aid managing director Martin Mushambadope said the new packages were intended to give members a wider choice for their healthcare requirements.
“These new packages are local nostro packages aimed at members with access to domestic nostro funds. Claims settlement will be through domestic nostro accounts.
“The packages give access to both private and public healthcare institutions subject to the annual global limits and sub-limits applicable to the different packages,” he said.
The three new packages are Secure Essential, an entry level nostro package giving access to Group B private hospitals up to the benefit limit, Secure Private targeted at middle tier managers and providing access to Group A private hospitals up to the benefit limit, and Secure Premium, a uniquely designed premium healthcare package suitable for successful business executives and entrepreneurs, covering private hospital access up to Group A hospitals.
The new packages bring to 13 the number of Cimas medical aid packages available.
Cimas already offers three Healthguard International foreign currency packages which provide access to hospitals anywhere in Sub-Saharan Africa and India.
It also has four standard and three comprehensive packages, all which provide for membership contributions and benefits in Zimbabwe dollars.