The Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA) has partnered with First Bank of Nigeria to utilise its over 13,000 Firstmonie Agents as payment channels for the Lagos State Health Scheme (LSHS).
Emmanuella Zamba, General Manager, Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA) said: ”FirstBank was selected for the partnership in recognition of its effectiveness, efficiency and large clientele base. The Agency realised that not all residents can go to the Bank or use online platforms for the payment of their health insurance premiums, hence the Agency identified the need for other payment platforms such as the Firstmonie Agents.”
Asserting that the partnership would avail residents the opportunity to pay either N40,000 annually for family plan or N8,500 annually for individual plan through any of the Firstmonie Agents. Once the insurance premium is paid before 25th of every month, such enrollee can receive care from the first day of the following month at any public or private hospital of their choice within the scheme’s network of providers.
Gbenga Shobo, Deputy Managing Director, First Bank Nigeria said: ”The initiative will have a crucial role at improving the life expectancy of Lagos residents, whilst promoting their increased contribution to the growth and development of the State.”
Shobo implored residents not to hesitate to pay their health insurance premiums at any of the Firstmonie Agents located in all the local governments and local council development areas in the State in order to have their health secured.