90% of population registered in health insurance in Dubai in 2016
Saturday, 01 30 2016, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: U.A.E
Dr. Haidar Youssef, Director of Health Finance at the Dubai Health Authority said that the registration percentage in the Emirate of Dubai by the end of the current year will reach 90% of citizens and residents, stressing the importance for companies and enterprises to provide health insurance to their employees, clarifying that the health insurance coverage of individuals reached 50% in year 2014 and then 70% in year 2015.
This was made in a press conference launched by the Dubai Health Authority lately at the margins of the 2016 Arab Health Exhibition and Congress in order to announce the results of the Health Accounts System of Dubai (HASD) report for years 2013-2014.
He added that the Authority identified some negative practices and abuses of the health insurance card by health facilities. Therefore, it took legal actions against three health facilities which made frauds in the health bills without having the patient effectively received the health service.
Source: Al Khaleej