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Maternity Health Insurance, For the Informal Sector in Haiti

On Friday, July 31st, the Prime Minister, Evans Paul, in the presence of the First Lady, Sophia Martelly and several of his ministers, participated in the launching ceremony of the "Maternity health insurance for the informal sector" of the Office of Insurance Work Accident, Sickness and Maternity (OFATMA).

OFATMA is a social solidarity fund created to insure employees of state and state recognized institutions. After 48 years of its creation, President Martelly has implemented a national insurance plan for employees of informal sectors including small and medium-sized enterprises. The new insurance plan will provide comprehensive protective cover against accident and diseases to all persons engaged in different professions, vocations or self employed who were never engaged or have worked in state or organized sector.

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Health insurance for employees of the Post Office of Haiti - OFATMA

The best way to ensure employee satisfaction is through giving the benefits that every hard-working employee deserves. The success and failure of a business or institution always relies on whether the people who work are happy, as this equates to work productivity. In a country of limited healthcare, Haiti's workers are in need of sufficient health programs from the government and the companies they work for.

In line with the Yuletide season, Haiti's Post Office announced earlier this month that it will be providing all its employees with the health program of the Office of Workers' Compensation Insurance, Sickness, and Maternity (OFATMA). This is in line with the initiative of the Post Office's Director General Regine Godefroy. The health program, which will be effective starting January 2013, will provide employees of the institution, both working in the cities and towns, with sufficient health care benefits and social protection for them and their families. The funding of OFATMA will be shouldered by the institution.

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