By Zika Bobby

In a bid to ensure access to medical cover for critical illnesses and life-threatening health emergencies, hitherto mostly uncovered by existing HMO plans, Avon Healthcare Limited (Avon HMO) has announced the introduction of a new range of health plans known as “Critical Care Top-Up Plans”.

Its Chief Executive Officer, Adesimbo Ukiri, who spoke at the product launch  in Lagos said the health plans – Avon A.C.E. Global, Avon Revive, Avon Secure and Avon Secure Lite – are designed to provide people with extra protection from severe or terminal illnesses at affordable premium.

“These health plans have been designed to cater to a wide range of people at various income levels by providing them with increased coverage for hospitalization, treatment and required rehabilitation in the event of critical, acute, and life-threatening health conditions and emergencies. Their benefits include coverage for all consultations, necessary investigations, medications and other treatments necessary for conditions such as cancer, renal failure, heart attack, stroke etc. For many Nigerians, having a plan from this range can be the difference between life and death, especially as they would not have to resort to crowdfunding on social media to pay hefty medical bills,” she said.  She said the critical care top-up plans also provided support services like care coordination across reputable hospitals nationwide, case management by experienced medical professionals, and post-treatment rehabilitation.

Speaking further, Adesimbo said the critical care top-up plans are incredibly versatile because they offer Nigerians a wide range of options and advantages, even if they are already subscribed to the state, federal or private health insurance plans.

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“For people on health plans with coverage limits that barely cover serious illnesses and acute conditions, our critical care top-up plans are a valuable addition. They are also perfect for people who claim to never fall ill but still want the peace of mind that comes with having a health plan that adequately covers sudden and critical health emergencies.”

She said with these new health plans, Avon HMO further cements its position as an industry leader and a company of many firsts.

Also speaking, Tony Elumelu, Group Chairman, Heirs Holdings Limited stressed that health is critical to the prosperity of a nation.

“Avon HMO has gone beyond health management services, they have been pushing enlightenment, education and insure us. I commend the team and recommend the top-up products that they have just unveiled to everyone irrespective of the HMO that they use,” he said.