Avon HMO offers online subscription for health insurance plans

Ms. Adesimbo Ukiri, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director of Avon Healthcare Limited

Ms. Adesimbo Ukiri, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director of Avon Healthcare Limited

In response to the need for quick, easy access to affordable healthcare, Avon Healthcare Limited (Avon HMO), Nigeria’s foremost managed healthcare company, now offers the public the ability to self-enrol and buy health plans instantly from its website.

With this innovation, the first of its kind in Nigeria, anyone will be able to log on tothe Avon HMOwebsite and purchase one of his or her competitively priced health plans in less than five minutes. Manager Director (MD), Avon Healthcare Limited, Adesimbo Ukiri, has said that the new online service is not only convenient but it will revolutionalise the health insurance industry. She said: “Many people today live life on the go and expect often immediacy.

As the focus of Avon HMO remains on our customers, we constantly think of ways to make their lives easier and access to healthcare simpler. We embraced technology and chose to update our website so that people can subscribe to a health plan whenever and wherever they are, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “People who visit our website now can buy one of health plan for themselves or their families’ in the same way they shop for products and services online. Prospective members’ are just a few clicks away from subscribing to their preferred plans and this is extremely exciting.”

Ukiri said that since its entry into the health insurance space in 2013, Avon HMO continues to set the insurance industry alight with its customer-centric and innovative products, services and initiatives.

Her words: “We have already developed a good relationship with hospitals we work with because we keep to our words; we pay within the timeline agreed.“If you have somebody who is in a lower cost plan and the condition becomes critical, we will get you the best consultant in that field just because what you paid in the premium is relatively low dose not entail we have to give you the least cost doctor. We give you the specialist that has the experience to manage your case.”

The MD said they also work with the government tertiary institutions because that is where most of the exposed and experienced consultants are.Ukiri boasted: “Clients do not use us and dump us because we are new HMO, we deliver our words. We take our interest in their well being. We send health tips and newsletter. We ask you whether you have done your health check. We pick interest in the person’s health. We do not want you to get sick because when are not sick that saves us money and it gives you a better quality of life.”

She added: “We see the future in larger Nigerian market not only the companies. We are the first HMO to reach to the average Nigerian to subscribe to the health plan and begin to derive its benefit.” Ukiri advised the general public to subscribe to a health package to avoid out of pocket payment and also for betterment of their lives.

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