Challenges and Strategies to Extend Health Insurance to the Poor

PROTECTING THE POOR - A MICROINSURANCE COMPENDIUM, Churchill C., ed., Munich Re Foundation/ILO, 2006

44 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2007

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Ralf Radermacher

Micro Insurance Academy e.V.

Iddo Dror

Micro Insurance Academy

Gerry Noble

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

Health insurance has several peculiarities that distinguish it from other types of coverage, such as life and property. This chapter reviews the specific characteristics of health microinsurance, paying special attention to the different points of view of insurance providers and the insured. The chapter structures its arguements along the business-process of health microinsurance and discusses implications of different features.

Keywords: Microinsurance, health insurance, health microinsurance

JEL Classification: D10, D20, G22, I19, O17

Suggested Citation

Radermacher, Ralf and Dror, Iddo and Noble, Gerry, Challenges and Strategies to Extend Health Insurance to the Poor. PROTECTING THE POOR - A MICROINSURANCE COMPENDIUM, Churchill C., ed., Munich Re Foundation/ILO, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1026848

Ralf Radermacher (Contact Author)

Micro Insurance Academy e.V. ( email )

Colmantstr. 5
Bonn, 53115
Germany

Iddo Dror

Micro Insurance Academy ( email )

52-B, 1st floor
Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase III
New Delhi, 110020
India

Gerry Noble

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

No Address Available

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