The Chairman of Healthcare International Nigeria Limited, Senator Olayinka Omilani, has said Nigerians’ patronage of health insurance schemes has grown steadily due to improved awareness in the benefits associated with the schemes.

He spoke while addressing the company’s shareholders at its 13th Annual General Meeting, saying the company’s gross premium grown by 8 percent in 2014.

According to Omilani, the introduction of innovative healthcare plans as well as the amendments to the existing ones had helped to create increased awareness on the need for Nigerians to have one form of health insurance or the other.

To further deepen the market, the company introduced strategies that ensured that healthcare services were made available to all Nigerians at affordable costs irrespective of their financial or economic status.

Also speaking after the AGM, Healthcare International Managing Director, Mr. Tosin Awosika, assured its stakeholders that the company was primed to fulfill its vision to be the leading Health Management Organisation (HMO) in Africa.

Healthcare International Limited is a private company incorporated in 1997 to provide quality and affordable health insurance to different strata of the Nigerian population. It is owned by some of the leading insurance companies in Nigeria.