Following Annex II, Para 1(d) of the internal rules and in an effort to facilitate matters for our insured population, the Society avails itself of the right of paying the medical provider directly. The advantage for insured members is clear, as they do not need to advance large sums of money and then wait for these to be reimbursed.
When a Direct Payment is carried out UNSMIS must subsequently recover any out of pocket amounts. For active staff members said amounts will be recovered via payroll. Retired members will receive a bill for the out of pocket amount with clear instructions on what to do to settle the amount.
UNSMIS will in all cases establish contact with the insured member in order to ensuring the timely and accurate processing of such claims.