Saudi Arabia – Obesity surgery covered in health insurance
Thursday, 01 12 2017, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: Saudi Arabia
Obesity patients and insurance companies are monitoring the decisions issued by the Council of Cooperative Health Insurance. These decisions will follow the necessary preparations with a number of parties and hospitals as a preliminary phase during the next period in order to cover obesity surgery as well as other benefits.
Informed sources (who kept anonymity) told “Al Hayat”: “Obesity surgery will be performed in hospitals designated by the council according to a mechanism to be adopted as obesity is considered to be a sickness and is not listed in aesthetic cases. The council will set the conditions for obesity treatment at insurance companies in order to confirm surgical treatment instead of aesthetic cases”.
Source: Al Hayat