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  • The Jamaica Athletes Insurance Plan will be rolled out during the 2014/15 financial year.
  • This is being made possible through the support of the Sports Development Foundation, the Tourism Enhancement Fund, and the National Health Fund.
  • Development of the procurement documentation for the entity, which will execute the Plan, is underway.

The Jamaica Athletes Insurance Plan will be rolled out during the 2014/15 financial year.

Minister with responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley says this is being made possible through the support of the Sports Development Foundation, the Tourism Enhancement Fund, and the National Health Fund.

“The Jamaica Athletes insurance Plan is designed to assist, in the first instance, approximately 1,500 national athletes enrolled in a national sport programme of a registered Sport Association or federation, with access to comprehensive medical insurance. Cabinet has endorsed the plan,” she explained.

She added that the development of the procurement documentation for the entity, which will execute the Plan, is underway.

The Minister made the announcement in her contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, June 24.

She noted that the Jamaica Athletes insurance Plan will be a landmark achievement for Jamaica and in particular for sport development.

“Special thanks to the members of the Athletes Development and Well-Being committee of the National Council on Sport led by Mr. Christopher Samuda for your invaluable work,” Mrs. Neita Headley said.