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Background

Health Insurance Board (HIB) of Nepal is a government authority, formulated to plan, manage and operate health insurance services as per the mandate of Nepal Health Insurance Act & its regulation. The HIB was formed following the enactment of the Nepal Health Insurance Act 2074. Health insurance program is a social protection program of the Government of Nepal that aims to enable its citizens to access quality health care services without placing a financial burden on them.

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Health Insurance program helps prevent people from falling into poverty due to health care costs i.e. catastrophic expenditure due to accidents or disease by combining prepayment and risk pooling with mutual support. This program also advocates towards quality health services.

Objectives

Main Objective

  • To ensure Universal Health Coverage by increasing access to, and utilization of necessary quality health services.

Specific objectives

  • To increase the financial protection of the public by promoting pre-payment and risk pooling in the health sector;
  • To mobilize financial resources in an equitable manner; and
  • To improve the effectiveness, efficiency, accountability and quality of care in the delivery of health care services.

Strategies

  • Increasing participation of communities towards health insurance program by providing special protection to the poor and marginalized and
  • Extending coordination and cooperation with government and non-government service provider health institutions for gradual expansion of health insurance program throughout the country.

Read more about: The Social Health Security Program (SHSP)

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Contact Information
Health Insurance Board
Teku, Kathmandu, Nepal
 Phone: +977-01-4100223/4100224/4100225
 Audio Notice Board: 16600111224
 Fax : +977-01-4100223
 Email : Info@Hib.Gov.Np
Website : https://hib.gov.np/np


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