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Airtel Nigeria Partners AXA Mansard to Unveil Mobile Health Insurance via USSD



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Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria and leading service provider in
the healthcare sector, AXA Mansard, have announced a strategic partnership to deepen
access, participation and enrolment in health insurance for more Nigerians.

The partnership by Airtel and AXA Mansard is in response to the Federal Government’s goal,
through the National Health Insurance Scheme, to provide easy access to healthcare for all
Nigerians by leveraging on the USSD channel, an easy-to-use and interactive platform.

By dialing the short code, *987*7#, Airtel customers can now conveniently enroll for affordable
and robust health insurance plans from AXA Mansard, with access to over 1,000 hospitals
nationwide for quality healthcare services.

Commenting on Airtel’s partnership with AXA Mansard, Muyiwa Ebitanmi, Head: Mobile
Financial Services, Airtel Nigeria, said the mobile health insurance initiative demonstrates
Airtel’s commitment to providing innovative and relevant solutions that will empower more
Nigerians to conveniently access best-in-class health insurance value offerings.

“Airtel Nigeria is always exploring innovative ways and platforms that will make life easier,
more meaningful and more enjoyable for Nigerians. With this initiative, we are not just
delivering bespoke health insurance services to the doorstep of more people, we are also
leading a quiet revolution that will drive and deepen health insurance inclusion by removing the
many barriers that have hitherto excluded many well-meaning Nigerians from participating in
the sector.”

Speaking about the initiative, Mr. Alfred Egbai, Head, Emerging Customers and Digital
Partnerships Group at AXA Mansard, stated that “our research has shown the value and
importance of having a health insurance plan to the public especially for the emerging
customers in the country, but for many reasons, the uptake of insurance products has been

He continued, “In order to mitigate these challenges and satisfy the health needs of the retail
consumer whilst also encouraging the uptake of health insurance in the country, we have
partnered with Airtel Nigeria to provide a solution that gives users a convenient way to
purchase and manage their AXA Mansard micro-insurance plans.

Malaria Cover, Inpatient, Outpatient, Specialist medical consultations, Immunizations, Family
planning, Ambulance services, Dental care and more are some of the covers provided in the
AXA Mansard Health plans.

The challenges to the implementation of health insurance schemes hitherto include low level of
awareness, affordability, ineffective distribution systems and inefficient payment models. The
partnership between Airtel Nigeria and AXA Mansard is aimed at solving these challenges and
assisting Nigerians to access a viable Health Insurance Scheme.

Airtel Nigeria, as a socially responsible organization, will continue to partner with Industry
leaders to bring products and services that will touch the lives of its subscribers in very positive