Bahrain – Amending health fees is positive for health insurance
Friday, 06 19 2015, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: Bahrain
The President of the Bahrain Insurance Association, Mr Yahya Noureddine expects that the decision amending the “health fees” of employees of companies to be positive for the health insurance sector.
The ministry of health imposed in the beginning of the year “health feed” for employees of organizations as BD 72 for the foreign worker and BD 22.5 for the Bahraini worker or obtaining health insurance from a licensed entity or creating a specialized health unit inside the company.
Mr. Noureddine in a statement to “Al Ayyam” said that the decision issued in the beginning of January 2015 stipulated that companies which have more than fifty workers and seeking exemption from medical fees to purchase health insurance from an insurer and it also stipulated that insurance coverage should be comprehensive and include basic primary and secondary health care “surgery and in-patient treatment”.