Unit Manager Operations of SZV Reginald Willemsberg presenting the AVBZ law during the information session at the Sister Basilia Center.
PHILIPSBURG–Social and Health Insurances SZV recognises April as autism awareness month and the insurance service provider recently presented information on AVBZ health insurance coverage to parents, clients and staff of the Sr. Basilia Center, on invitation of the centre.
AVBZ insurance specifically caters to persons with chronic illnesses. Persons with a chronic illness are typically in need of nursing or care because they can no longer maintain themselves as an independent individual in society. These conditions may exist as a result of a disease or complication thereof or due to old age. As part of the scheduled parents evening hosted by the Sister Basilia centre, SZV representatives provided information about the role of SZV as executing agency, the AVBZ law, entitlement, procedures and general requirements for access to health care products available under the AVBZ insurance package.
In addition to the information session, SZV presented the Department Manager of the Sister Basilia Center Mimi Hodge with a donation of 10 tickets for an Easter Egg hunt for clients of the centre. Parents and staff posed various questions and also gave SZV representatives feedback on customer service, access to information and tips for improvement as it relates to customer relations.
Department Manager of the Sister Basilia Center Mimi Hodge (left) accepts the donated tickets from SZV Unit Manager Operations Reginald Willemsberg (centre), while medical clerk Shantal Marsham-Etienne holds up the egg hunt brochure.
SZV commended the dedication of parents and staff of the centre for their commitment to improve the services available at the Sister Basilia Centre and the interest to learn more about the social and health insurance services and options at SZV, it was stated in a press release.
“The Sister Basilia Center provides day and night care for children and adults with intellectual and/or physical disabilities,” Hodge said, who thanked the AVBZ team for the “very informative” meeting. “Based on the information session the parents and team are more informed of AVBZ services. We are very delighted to also see the AVBZ team highlighting Autism and bringing awareness to the community. Clients and families are also very happy with the 10 donated Easter Egg hunt tickets by the AVBZ team. Management, staff and parents look forward to a continued good working relationship with the AVBZ team,” Hodge added.