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St. Maarten Social and Health Insurance SZV: No more extensions on government health insurance cards


~ All issues now resolved ~

PHILIPSBURG–Social and Health Insurance SZV will stop honouring government insurance cards that expired on December 31, 2012 as of September 1, 2013.  The insurance service provider said several extensions had been granted with August 31, 2013, being the last deadline while SZV and government’s personnel department worked on several technical and logistical challenges.

“After discussion with management of the department of Personnel and Organisation (P and O), it has been concluded that all remaining challenges have been worked out and almost all government workers, teachers and their family members have been issued their cards,” SZV said in a press release on Friday.

SZV and Government will continue to honour all claims from the minimal amount of employees who may have submitted an incomplete registration form, or those who failed to complete and submit their forms.  These employees are urged to check with the P and O department to finalise the completion of the registration forms as soon as possible in order to avoid any unnecessary delays in the issuing of their cards, processing of insurance claims or emergency medical needs.

“All government workers will be updated and those workers who have not yet completed the registration process will be reminded to do this as soon as possible. SZV and P and O have agreed to continue their regular meetings to closely monitor the progress and to resolve unforeseen issues in a timely and diligent manner.

SZV will inform all care providers and provide any further instructions as necessary,” SZV Deputy Director Reginald Willemsberg stated in the release.

Source: The Daily Herald, St. Maarten

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