Micro/community health insurance

Micro/community health insurance

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Community or micro-insurance are types of private health insurance that specifically targets low-income people. They offer protection to low-income people against specific perils in exchange for regular premium payments, proportional to the likelihood and cost of the risk involved.

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Yasiru

Yasiru is a microinsurance group in Sri Lanka which focuses on providing death, dismemberment and hospitalization insurance to low income populations. The monthly premiums vary from LKR 10 to 150 ($0.1 to $1.5) and the benefits range from LKR 3000 to 120 000 ($30 to $1,200).

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