SLHTA – The Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) announces the engagement of CGM Gallagher Group for the provision of group medical insurance for employees of SLHTA member companies.
The plan, which will seek to target 2,000 employees in its initial phase, will allow for significantly discounted premiums for medical and health insurance for many workers who cannot afford independent medical insurance coverage.
Commenting on the engagement, SLHTA’s Membership Development Committee Chairman, Andre Alexander, noted that “This initiative has been in the pipeline for many months now and we are pleased to have received our Board’s approval to move it forward.”
The programme, which is exclusive to member companies of the SLHTA, will seek to target many small and medium-sized companies to sign up during its initial phase.
SLHTA’s 2nd Vice President Daniel Belizaire notes that, “The plan is designed to strengthen the value for membership proposition for SLHTA members and their employees and its exclusivity to SLHTA member companies is key to its success. CGM Gallagher is a proud member of the SLHTA and we welcome their willingness to meet our needs.”
Given the socio-economic shocks being experienced by both employees and employers of the local tourism and hospitality private sector, the plan will increase access and affordability for firms unable to negotiate similar benefits due to size constraints.