As part of efforts to reduce the level of ignorance on insurance by celebrities which has led to the untimely and unavoidable deaths of several prominent entertainers in the music and movie industries, the first Nigerian Entertainment Industry Health Insurance Convention is set to hold soon.
The convention will serve as a forum to introduce health insurance policies and its benefits to the Nigerian entertainment industry and the society at large.
Accordingly, the convention is designed as a customised learning and education platform for the practitioners of the entertainment industry.
According to the organisers, the convention is a child of necessity inspired by the Nigerian entertainment industry’s lack of a unified form of health insurance policy and the near complete ignorance of it which has led to the untimely and unavoidable deaths of several prominent entertainers in the music and movie industries alike.
Amidst the perceived and misconstrued stupendous wealth on display, most of them later resort to the very degrading act of “public begging” to raise large sums of money for their medical bills when the tides turn.
The convention seeks to illuminate complex issues of health care practice and policy by bringing together leading-edge doers and thinkers, from operations to academia, from clinical practice to corporate management.
The convention delineates perspectives of stakeholders throughout the healthcare community in addressing broad issues and the type of health insurance to go for. Some of topics to be discussed at the convention are the health implications of celebrity life styles; benefits of health insurance policies; health insurance policy, at what cost?; the health insurance policy, how dependable?; and the role of Government in health insurance policies.