NAIROBI, KE: Finally, an insurance cover for Kenyans who’re struggling with conceiving.
CIC Group has unveiled a medical cover for persons with fertility issues. The cover is available for both male and female clients, and will be applicable for outpatient and maternity services.
The group Managing Director Elijah Wachira said the benefit will be applicable to a couple who have a history of medically proven fertility challenges. The benefit have also been extended to patients who have a history of previous ovarian surgery and trying to conceive, as well as those with a single ovary.
CIC will finance the full end-to-end procedure for testing, treatment and post-treatment reviews up to the agreed amount limit.
“We have launched this product in line with our strategy to introduce innovative products and offer dynamic solutions that address real and tangible needs of our customers. The cover couldn’t have come at a better time,” Wachira said.
“According to a 2018 study by the Kenya Fertility Society, one in every five Kenyan couples have fertility challenges and an estimated 4.2 million Kenyans require interventions to conceive.”
The insurance cover is available to a principal member and spouse between ages 34 and 45 years. It has a waiting period of 15 months and consists an end-to-end fertility process to be performed at accredited facilities across Kenya as stated in the ICIC provider panel.
The new product line comes after the recent unveiling if another cover dubbed ‘CIC Dawa Mlangoni’. This is a prescription medication delivery service that allows customers to communicate their prescription to the insurance firm via various media including email, WhatsApp or courier, and have their medicines delivered to their homes.
To ensure quick and accurate process, CIC has invested in an in-house pharmaceutical capacity and collaborated with at least three pharmaceuticals firms.
It is expected that the prescription delivery service will take a maximum of two hours from ordering to delivery at a customer’s doorstep. The prescription subscription medication has been successfully delivered to hundreds of consumers in different locations including conferences, offices and homes.