New research on Microinsurance products: implementation, client value, business case, & social protection

Health microinsurance – health insurance products and services for low-income households in developing countries – is gaining attention as a potential solution to increase access to health care by low-income populations while reducing their exposure to financial risk. Recent research brings into focus a number of specific issues related to the implementation, client value and business case of micro health insurance, as well as its potential role in social protection.

Join the Microinsurance Network (MiN) – in person or via webinar – as they engage in a discussion on the latest findings around these issues, including the relative importance of covering inpatient and outpatient care, the design of insurance products that increase access to quality health care, the role of subsidies and technology, how to reach scale, and the role of governments. MiN promotes the development and proliferation of good-value insurance services for low-income people by providing a platform for information sharing and stakeholder coordination.

Who: Thierry van Bastelaer, Abt Principal Associate/Scientist, International Health, and facilitator of the Microinsurance Network’s Health Working Group; Lauren Peterson, Associate Analyst, International Health; and other representatives from the Health Working Group

  • When: Thursday, May 23, noon to 1:30 p.m. EST
  • Where: Room P6-170 (6th floor), 900 19th Street NW, Washington, D.C.
  • For more information or to register for the webinar, contact Lauren Peterson at

Editor's Note: The Microinsurance Network has partnered with the Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI) and the Microinsurance Innovation Facility to centralize information gathering and knowledge sharing for micro-insurance health programs in low- and middle- income countries. The partnership has helped to enrich CHMI's database, which now includes more than 120 distinct health insurance products designed for low-income populations in developing countries. Learn more about the partnership here.