|Relationship of NHIS*, Community Health Insurance Scheme, and Private Commercial Health Insurance Scheme|
|Role of proposed Board of Directors of NHIS||For oversight of health insurance schemes and in-house operations of public sector workers and their dependants scheme, the social health insurance scheme||Represented on the Board. The NHIS Board will provide regulations||Represented on the Board. The NHIS Board will provide regulations|
|Regulation by Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda.||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Participation in solidarity funds||Provides funds to CHI for indigents||Membership for indigents shall be paid by the NHIS||Contributes part of the premium to the solidarity fund for paying premiums to indigents.|
|Current coverage||-||5–10% of the population where the schemes exist||1% of the national population|
|Target membership||Public formal-sector workers and their dependents||Informal-sector workers and their dependents.||Employees and dependents from the private formal sector|
|Proposed/current source of funding||Mandatory payroll deductions and contributions from both employees and the government||Contributions from personal earning for those above the poverty line.||Mandatory payroll deductions and contributions from employees and private-sector employers|
|Payment from the solidarity fund for those below the poverty line|
|Benefit package||Stipulated in the bill||Negotiated with the private healthcare providers||Negotiated with employers, trade unions, and individual members and insurance companies.|
*NHIS: National Health Insurance Scheme;
CHIS: Community Health Insurance Scheme;
PCHIS: Private Commercial Health Insurance Scheme.
Basaza et al.
Basaza et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:357 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-357