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Published 27th November 2005, 12:53pm

Caymanian Compass

The Ministry of Health and the Health Insurance Commission will be hosting a town hall meeting Tuesday, 29 November to discuss important issues relating to health insurance.

The public forum, Understanding Health Care: Health Insurance in Cayman, will take place at Mary Miller Memorial Hall in Red Bay from 7pm to 9pm. Cayman 27 and Radio Cayman will broadcast the forum live.

Minister of Health and Human Services Anthony Eden will address the forum, and a panel consisting of Superintendent of Health Insurance Mervyn Conolly, representatives from the Cayman Islands Society of Human Resources Professionals, health care providers, health insurance industry and the general public will guide the discussion.

“The purpose of this Health Insurance Forum is to inform and obtain feedback from the public about issues relating to health insurance,” explained Mr. Conolly.

“What we have found is that many people are questioning the need for health insurance and they are unaware of the changes to the health insurance legislation that have taken place over the last few years.

“We would like to make sure that the public is fully informed of their rights and obligations and that members of the public understand the health insurance legislation as it pertains to them,” he said.

The forum will also include discussion and questions moderated by Suzanne Look Loy, Chair of the Health Insurance Commission Board. People attending the forum as well as the broadcast audience will be able to voice their opinions and pose specific questions to the panelists.

Topics will range from health insurance coverage and eligibility to the proposed standardized health insurance contracts to the role of the commission in resolving disputes.

For more information call 946-2084.