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Saturday, 11 February 2017 09:30

Learn About our Consumer Corner

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GENERAL SCOPE AND PURPOSE

Consumer Corner is a medium through which BARP members can be advised of their rights as a consumer. It will provide guidance and also it will inform the membership of advocacy initiatives on their behalf.

Consumer Corner shall seek to:

(a) develop clear policies and procedures to support complaints made by BARP’s membership about goods and service provision;

(b) liaise with the relevant government agencies on matters concerning consumer protection;

(c) educate consumers of their rights under the laws of Barbados;

(d) collaborate with a range of agencies to ensure consumer protection;

(e) promote the use of complaints procedures as per the relevant legislation;

(f) monitor the number of complaints received about a service provider as well as resolved complaints;

(g) explore the role of the Ombudsman to ensure that complaints made about government services are efficiently addressed;

(h) explore alternate dispute resolution as a means of settling consumer complaints;    

Informative Websites

And then click on: Information for consumers

  • To understand more of your rights as a consumer and also to determine where to receive the best prices at the supermarket please go to :

www.commerce.gov.bb/

And then click on : Calculate retail food prices and Consumers know your rights under the Consumers Guarantees Act Chapter 326E

and then click on : The Legal Profession Act Cap. 370A

There are no guidelines for medical fees in Barbados at present. However, you may wish to read a report from the FTC on Fee Setting in Professions 11 at:  www.ftc.gov.bb/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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20170116 BARP Medical Plan Sign Up Ad Revised

Group Health FAQs

  • When does coverage start? +

    Coverage starts on the 1st of April, 2018.
  • What is Open Enrolment? +

    Open Enrolment is enrolment without medicals
  • When do I sign up? +

    You can sign up at any time during the Open Enrolment period from the 1st of January 2018 to 30th March 2018.
  • Where do I sign up? +

    You can sign up at the BARP office in Hastings and at CGM Gallagher’s office in Haggatt Hall
  • Do I have to provide Evidence of Insurability? +

    No, only if you sign up after the 1st of April 2018.
  • What is a Deductible? +

    Your deductible is the initial amount you must pay each year for covered health services before the Insurer will start to pay. You must be mindful of the
  • Is there an annual deductible? +

    There is an annual Medical deductible of $500.00 per member with a maximum of two per family. The Deductible for the Dental Benefit and the Vision Benefit is
  • What is Co-payment? +

    A co-payment is a fixed 20% amount you pay toward each medical service since the plan will pay 80% of eligible charges.
  • What is Co-insurance? +

    Coinsurance is a fixed 80%, rather than a flat amount, that the insurer pays toward medical service.
  • When are premium payments due? +

    Premiums are payable monthly and in advance. Payment must be made to the BARP office.
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