At which health centers are Medical check-ups performed and why is it not allowed for all categories of people?

Medical check-up is done at King Faisal Hospital, Centre HospitalierUnivesitaire de Butare and Biomedical Center and has started on August 1st, 2010. RSSB is planning to extend this program in the whole country. Because the diseases targeted by Medical check-up are age- related diseases, and they are likely to occur first among women than men. This is why we have taken 40 years for men and 35 for women  

An affiliate whose eyeglasses were paid by RSSB is allowed to replace them after how long?

At the beginning of the coverage of eyeglasses by RSSB, the group composed of specialists in ophthalmology has setthe period of eyeglass replacement at 3 years for an adult and 1 year for children.

Does RSSB plan to increase the number of partners in terms of health services?

Yes, RSSB is increasing the number of Medical Partners and currently Public health centers, hospitals, private pharmacies and clinics are requesting to be among partners of RSSB and their requests are responded immediately after evaluation.

When will parents start to benefit Medical Insurance of their children?

This is stated in National Health Insurance Policy and currently there is a National Health Insurance Law in parliament which is intended to turn this law into action.

Why Medical Insurance does not cover Health care performed abroad?

The Law establishing medical insurance of RSSB, in its article 4 states that it covers only health care performed inside the country. But in its perspectives, RSSB is planning to extend its coverage outside the country after a feasibility study.

Why medical insurance does not cover an individual?

This is according to the “Solidarity Principle” of health insurance, in order to prevent the “adverse selection” (This is when only people with high risk are more likely to register themselves to the scheme while people with less risk will tend to ignore it). Hence the registration of a group of people already formed.

When will each beneficiary get his/her individual card?

We have now produced more than 50% individual cards of the total number of beneficiaries and we are asking those who haven’t brought their photos to bring them in order to finish the production.

Why does RSSB reimburse generic medicines only?

As other Health Insurances around the World, RSSB Medical Insurance uses a list of reimbursable medicines to ensure access of medicines to its members. That list is based on National Formulary which is a list of medicines registered in the country including Essential medicines used in public health facilities and other medicines available in the country.

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