Compulsory health insurance could be introduced in Armenia in a couple of years

10.10.2013 15:46
Compulsory health insurance could be introduced in Armenia in a couple of years

YEREVAN, October 10. / ARKA /. Compulsory health insurance could be introduced in Armenia in a couple of years, according to Arman Hovhannisyan, head of a department of Sil Insurance Company.

Speaking at a news conference today he said the government’s decision to pay for medical insurance, education and recreation of thousands of public servants, effective from 2012, can be regarded as a pilot project for the introduction of compulsory health insurance.

According to him, it will become a new impetus for the development of the insurance market and the medical sphere.

Hovhannisyan said the first steps have already been implemented by the government; in particular, it set up an inter-agency committee, which has already developed a single indicative price list for medical services.

The next step, according to Hovhannisyan, should be development of national guidelines for application of single methods of medical treatment.

Earlier, health minister Derenik Dumanyan said transition to public health insurance system is to be done in 2014.

Sil Insurance was established in 2000. In 2012 it was awarded a license for offering life insurance. -


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