The role played by the insurance industry in providing antiretroviral treatment

Mabusela, Adelaide Mmatema (2009-03)

Thesis (MPhil (Industrial Psychology))--University of Stellenbosch, 2009.


Antiretroviral roll out has become a topic of concern to the public and the business community. Survival for people living with AIDS depends on antiretroviral treatment. To successfully roll out the provision of antiretroviral, resources from all sectors of society need to be harnessed. This researcher investigated the role played by the insurance industry in the provision of antiretroviral. To determine whether the role played by the insurance industry in the provision of antiretroviral a survey was conducted. Thorough literature survey was done and a sample of the companies representing the insurance industry was conducted based on a pre-determined set of questions. The study was conducted from insurance companies based in Cape Town, Johannesburg or Pretoria. Senior management and human resource managers were interviewed. A major finding revealed that insurance companies do extend the provision of antiretroviral treatment to their staff as part of medical aid services. Clients who are covered by the medical scheme also get antiretroviral treatment. 13, 3 % of the uninsurable get antiretroviral treatment as spouse packages.

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