INTRO: CCRP Executive Chair Jean Lowrie-Chin (centre) introduces the launch event’s keynote speaker, former Governor General Professor Sir Kenneth Hall (left) to Willard Brown, Executive Vice President Employee Benefits Division, Sagicor Life.
A new health insurance for elderly people has been launched.
Hundreds of seniors turned out to the Police Officer’s Club Thursday, August 14 for the launch of the new health plan designed by CGM Gallagher Insurance Brokers Limited and underwritten by Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited. The plan is being offered to members of the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP), a non-governmental seniors-advocacy organization.
CCRP Executive Chair, Jean Lowrie-Chin thanked CGM Gallagher for their “innovative and compassionate approach to the business of insurance, first delivering this great plan to Barbados and now designing it for Jamaica. We are grateful to Sagicor for underwriting this ground-breaking plan.”
MEMBERS: It was a full house at the Police Officers’ Club on Wednesday, August 14 at the launch of a unique comprehensive health plan devised by CGM Gallagher Insurance Brokers Limited and underwritten by Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited, offered to members of the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP).
Giving the keynote address, former Governor General Professor Sir Kenneth Hall spoke about his journey with the CCRP since its inception nine years ago and praised Sagicor Life Insurance Company, noting that this is a first for Jamaica. He said, “I believe that this initiative points to a renewed respect of our seniors and elders. In the wake of our 57th-anniversary celebration of Jamaica’s independence, we are acknowledging, once again, the invaluable contribution that these fellow citizens have made in building this nation.”
State Minister in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security Zavia Mayne shared statistics from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica, (STATIN) that since 2018, 11% of the Jamaican population is 50 years or older.
Also speaking were Executive Vice President Employee Benefits Division, Sagicor Life Willard Brown and Chairman of CGM Gallagher Insurance Brokers (Jamaica) Ltd James Pawson.
Mr. John Rocheford, Regional Head of Group Employee Benefits and Chairman of CGM Gallagher Insurance Brokers (Barbados) Ltd along with a number of his colleagues, facilitated a discussion.
Monthly premiums range from J$6,399.35 to J$8,017.53, depending on age.
Open enrollment will be launched in the CCRP regional chapters from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm as follows:
- Central Jamaica – Tuesday, August 20 at St Mark’s Anglican Church Hall, Mandeville Parish Church, Market Street
- Northeast Jamaica – Thursday, August 22 at the St. Ann Chamber of Commerce, Pineapple Place, Ocho Rios
- Western Jamaica – Saturday, August 24 at Unity of Montego Bay Church Hall, 12 Dome Street
For those unable to attend the open enrollment events, it will continue until November 30 at CGM Gallagher’s offices.