Health plan in Tanzania
In Tanzania, Health Insurance Fund supports the Kilimanjaro Native Cooperative Union (KNCU) health plan with the help of our implementing partner the PharmAccess Groip and the insurance intermediary MicroEnsure.
The Kilimanjaro Native Coffee Union (KNCU) health plan targets the coffee farmers of the Kilimanjaro Native Cooperative Union (KNCU) and their families. KNCU, established in 1929, is Africa’s oldest cooperative and represents small scale coffee farmers who sell their coffee through KNCU. Besides collection and auction of coffee beans, the union supports its members through social, educational and financial programs.
The KNCU health plan was piloted in 2011 and then redesigned and rolled out in August 2012. The third party administrator for the administration and enrolment is MicroEnsure, the world’s first and largest insurance intermediary dedicated to serving resource-constrained households with an affordable and suitable range of insurance products. MicroEnsure is responsible for contracting healthcare providers, enrolment and administration. The network of healthcare providers that are part of the plan have been selected based on preferences of the target group, identified by a study conducted by TNS Research International, and a medical due diligence conducted by PharmAccess.
Click here to watch the video on the KNCU health plan.
|Models||KNCU Health Plan|
|Coverage||Four districts in Kilimanjaro region (Siha, Moshi Rural, Hai and Rombo)|
|Implementing partners||Private insurer MicroEnsure and KNCU|
|Provider network||Mix of public, private and faith-based providers|