Dubai moves fast on all-inclusive health insurance
Saturday, 07 11 2015, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: U.A.E
With the growing expatriate population, we have seen a strategic move by Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to provide residents with access to health care through a long-awaited mandatory legislation.
The cover was implemented as of October 31, 2014, and is being rolled out in phases, with the aim of having all Dubai residents insured under private medical policies by the end of June 2016.
In recent years, we have seen the implementation of mandatory health care in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Abu Dhabi.
In Dubai, the reforms are in their second phase. Phase 1 targeted larger organisations and is said to have affected 300 companies with a total of approximately 700,000 employees. Phase 2, which is underway, impacts organisations employing between 100 and 999 personnel and has a deadline for the end of July.
Source: Gulf News