Michael McCord

Michael is the Managing Director of The MicroInsurance Centre at Milliman, a consulting firm dedicated to generating access to valuable microinsurance products to 3 billion low-income people across the globe.

Michael is the Managing Director of The MicroInsurance Centre at Milliman, a consulting firm dedicated to generating access to valuable microinsurance products to 3 billion low-income people across the globe. He has also been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Microinsurance Network and the Regional Director of Africa at FINCA International.

Posts by Michael McCord

Lessons from Pilot Testing Financial Services – The Experience of MicroSave

This paper presents key lessons learned from MicroSave’s work with its Action Research Partners on pilot testing new financial services.

Poverty Africa Health Programme – Health Microinsurance

Poverty Africa (POA) is an international Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in Tanzania. This paper highlights POA’s holistic health promotion strategy and institutional structure and describes its micro-insurance scheme.

MEDIPLUS Health Services – Nairobi, Kenya

The paper outlines the interventions and strategies adopted by MediPlus, a privately owned, for-profit health maintenance organisation (HMO) in Nairobi.

Community Health Plan (“CHeaP” – Kisumu, Kenya)

The paper describes the Community Health Plan (CHeaP), a project of the microfinance organisation CENT, in Kisumu, Kenya and how it uses a savings-based methodology for collecting health insurance premiums.

Kitovu Patients Pre-Payment Scheme (Kitovu Hospital, Masaka, Uganda)

Kitovu Patients’ Pre payment Scheme (KPPS) is a hospital-based model of health care provision operating in Masaka, Uganda. This paper briefly reviews the health care prepayment scheme of the hospital.

CIDR – Community Based Health Prepayment Programme, Uganda

This paper discusses village-based program uses a mutual insurance model that has as its objective complete “ownership” of the activities by the members.

Microcare Ltd. Health Plan (Uganda)

This paper summarizes the interventions of Microcare, a not-for-profit organisation involved in the provision of health care financing services in Uganda.

Lessons from MicroSave’s Action Research Programme 2001 and 2002

This report documents the progress made under the Action Research Programme during 2001 and 2002.