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Actors Guild set to inaugurate health insurance for members

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AGN is set to launch the first of its kind health Insurance Scheme for Nigerian Actors tomorrow. Photo: CREATIVEANALYTICS

The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) is set to launch the first of its kind health Insurance Scheme for Nigerian Actors tomorrow, August 17, 2020, by 11 am prompt.

In a statement signed by Joke Silva, chairperson of the official launch committee, the guild noted that the scheme seeks to restore the dignity of professionals in the industry.

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According to Silva, “with this AGN Health Insurance Scheme, registered members of the guild will have access to essential medical and health care services as the need arises.”

The statement revealed that the scheme was necessitated by urgent need to stem the tide of a large number of Actors who resort to seeking financial assistance online to address urgent medical challenges despite the strides by the Nigerian film industry globally.

The partnership with Medicard, a reputable HMO, is meant to ameliorate this situation.

The insurance scheme will enable actors attend to their medical needs and will position AGN as a responsible and responsive organisation.

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A fund to assist indigent actors pay regular premiums on their medical insurance will also be launched at the event.

She thanked the AGN National Executives Council, led by the Emeka Rollas, for the laudable initiative and cooperation with the committee all through the planning of event.

Silva commended members of the committee for their time and sacrifice in making the launch a reality. The virtual launch event is expected to have guests drawn from the movie industry, government, corporate world, the media and others.

Other members of the committee include Bimbo Manuel, Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey, Ego Boyo, Emeka Enyiocha, Pascaline Alex, Dan Chris Ebie, Uche Elendu with Don Pedro Aganbi as secretary.

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