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Novel scheme: Implementation of the health insurance scheme will not be easy. It will not be sufficient to cover the health related problems of a family (ht 23/10/2017)

Addressing roadblocks: Preparation is required to ensure possible challenges to the Health Insurance Bill do not hamper sustainability of health coverage, by Nirmal Kandel (kp 19/10/2017)

Govt to expand health insurance programme in 14 more districts (ht 18/10/2017)

House nod to landmark bill to ensure universal health care, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/10/2017), Landmark bill: The federal, provincial and local level governments are required to bear insurance premium of poor and marginalized families (ht 12/10/2017)

Health for all: We need rich debates to identify insurance structures that best suit individual provinces in new federal setup, by Bhagirath Yogi and Pramod R. Regmi (rep 08/10/2017)

Around Rs 240mln released under SSA scheme in Tanahu (ht 02/10/2017)

Revolving Social Security Fund from Nov 13: Employers will have to deposit funds every month in SSF, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 21/09/2017)

Govt to spend Rs 45bn on pension this fiscal: Plans to launch contributory pension scheme, by Sabin Mishra (ht 04/09/2017), Discriminatory scheme: The bureaucrats who have played a key role in drafting the bill have only looked after their petty interests (ht 05/09/2017)

Health insurance coverage could surge significantly, by Sabin Mishra (ht 25/08/2017)

Focus on implementation: Labour and social security laws should be properly enforced to create win-win situation (kp 22/08/2017)

Health insurance bill forwarded to House panel (kp 18/08/2017)

Government mulling over contributory pension scheme (ht 15/08/2017)

Health insurance bill in House (kp 07/08/2017)

Welfare sum for migrant workers’ kin doubled, by Sabin Mishra (ht 01/08/2017), Migrant workers will now pay up to Rs 2,500 into welfare fund (rep 01/08/2017), Money for misuse: Migrant Workers’ Welfare Fund (rep 02/08/2017)

Health insurance intricacies: Universal health care in Nepal need not be a pipe dream if there is a sound and actionable legal framework in place, by Manoj Bhattarai (kp 30/07/2017)

Draft social security plan for poor families finalised (kp 29/07/2017)

Parliament passes Social Security Bill (kp 25/07/2017)

Govt revises welfare schemes for migrants: Compensation to families of deceased workers doubled; Workers suffering from grave illness and severe injuries are also covered by the government’s new welfare programme (kp 18/07/2017)

Govt policies help life insurance sector growth (ht 08/07/2017)

Something to be proud of Social security allowances can be an important vehicle for strengthening social contract between state and citizens, by Subindra Bogati and Rasmus Schjoedt (kp 07/07/2017)

Get insured: Recently-introduced health insurance scheme will not succeed without people’s understanding and participation, by Kahar Singh Khadka (kp 06/07/2017)

Distribute social security allowance without delay, DoCR tells local levels (ht 01/06/2017)

Musahars deprived of allowance for not having toilets, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 01/07/2017)

Local units cannot spend grant on social security allowance: MoFALD (rep 01/06/2017)

Health insurance coverage for all within 3 years: Govt (rep 30/05/2017)

Social security allowance: Elderly, children face inconvinence (ht 25/05/2017)

Expansion of health insurance coverage challenging: Gagan Thapa (ht 13/05/2017)

'Labor Bill, Social Security Bill crucial to improve laborer-employer relation' (rep 02/05/2017)

Govt proposes mandatory health insurance for orphanages, child rehabs (rep 29/04/2017)

Govt plans to increase succour for cancer care (kp 18/04/2017)

‘A major area where we are working on is to bring health insurance policy’, interview with Chiranjibi Chapagain, chairman of the Insurance Board (ht 17/04/2017)

Universal health coverage: Draft bill sent for deliberation (kp 13/04/2017), Government endorses health insurance bill (ht 13/04/2017), Health insurance: Since there would be much benefit accruing from the draft Health Insurance Bill, all the stakeholders should see to it that it is implemented (ht 14/04/2017)

Social security allowance not distributed since the past six months, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 11/04/2017)

Govt set to launch health insurance (ht 06/04/2017)

Foreign insurers told to maintain capital fund (kp 05/04/2017)

Paid-up capital requirement for insurance cos hiked by 4 times, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 01/04/2017), Insurers told to raise paid-up capital by 4 times (kp 02/04/2017)

Govt plans streamlined access to social benefits (kp 31/03/2017)

Elderly denied social security allowance (ht 31/03/2017)

Migrants, family members to get treatment support: Aid in cases of chronic ailments like cancer, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s or kidney and heart diseases (kp 28/03/2017)

Local levels told to distribute social security allowance (ht 22/03/2017)

Non-life insurers still to settle 25 percent of quake-related claims (rep 13/03/2017)

Digitization of social allowance in progress, by Ruhee Shrestha (rep 11/03/2017)

Credit where it is due: Govt is making strides in providing social security nets for migrant workers, but more has to be done (kp 03/03/2017)

Insurance policy for migrants on anvil (kp 14/02/2017)

Farm insurance premium collection jumps 65 percent: Considering agricultural sector’s contribution to the economy, premium collection indicates low penetration of farm insurance scheme (kp 13/03/2017)

Health cover: The initiative taken by the government and IB will greatly address the concerns of all migrant workers employed in harsh climatic and hazardous conditions (ht 13/02/2017)

New insurance policy for migrants from today (ht 12/02/2017)

Yield-based insurance scheme available for spring paddy cultivators (kp 08/02/2017)

Karnali locals not happy with 20 kg rice, by DB Buda (rep 04/02/2017)

Nutrition allowance scheme boosts birth registration, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 02/02/2017)

Life insurance: For a secure future, by Sashin Shrestha (ht 02/02/2017)

Govt to enrol kin of migrant workers into health insurance (kp 29/01/2017)

Health insurance: Failure to identify poor affects plan, by Manish Gautam (kp 25/01/2017)

Insurance to double for migrant workers: PM (kp 25/01/2017), Insurance for migrant workers raised, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 25/01/2017), More insurance, welfare plan for migrant workers unveiled: A migrant worker to get up to Rs 2.7 million under social welfare and insurance  (rep 25/01/2017), A laudable effort: Govt should convince migrant workers of  the benefits of the new insurance provisions (kp 26/01/2017)

Insurance agents resume work after IB raises cap (kp 16/01/2017)

IB boss Chapagain vows to find friendly solution: Life insurance agents have stopped issuing new policies for more than a month (kp 12/01/2017)

Chapagain at the helm of Insurance Board (ht 03/01/2017)

Curbs on incentives: Life insurance agents halt new policy issuance (kp 22/12/2016)

Economically weak, underprivileged families deprived of health insurance in Kailali (ht 13/12/2016)

Insurance Board reduces premium for private cars (kp 12/12/2016)

Needs of the poor: Implement findings; The poor families should be provided identity cards that will enable them to receive ‘social security allowance’ and ‘compulsory health insurance’. This allowance can be used by the poor for total health care, by Vikash Raj Satyal (ht 01/12/2016)

Ensuring proper insurance: This earthquake is a lesson to review how homes and businesses should be insured, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 09/10/2015)

Extending Social Protection As A Recovery Strategy, by Lok Nath Bhusal (rn 30/06/2015)

Social security, labour rules remain pending (ht 09/10/2014)

Experts urge for need based social security (ht 07/08/2014)

Social security schemes unlikely soon (ht 27/07/2014)

Social security: The current social security system is ripe for corruption and fails to help those most in need, by Tej Prasad Adhikari (kp 30/04/2014)

Something’s wrong here: Dalits receive their old age allowance at 60 while others have to wait until they are 70, by Sony K.C. (kp 27/03/2014)

World Bank: Doing Business, Statistical data for Nepal. Washington, 25 October 2016

World Bank. Nepal Development Update: Remittances at Risk, May 2016

Worldbank: Nepal

International Monetary Fund: Nepal

Asian Development Bank: Nepal

Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS)

Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM)


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