Emirates ID now an insurance card
Tuesday, 03 07 2017, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: U.A.E
Dubai:Thousands of UAE residents are now able to use their Emirates ID not just to go through immigration gates at the airport, but to access healthcare services in the country.
One of the largest insurance providers in the UAE, Oman Insurance Company, has confirmed that customers can now either go for a health check-up or treatment, or pick up medicines at the pharmacy, just by presenting their national ID.
Clinics and hospitals around the country used to require patients to present the standard insurance card before they are granted consultation, diagnostics and medical treatment services.
A spokesperson for Oman Insurance told Gulf News that since February12 this year, they have moved away from the traditional screening and eligibility process, in support of government efforts in transitioning towards smart services.
“[The company’s] healthcare members can now present their Emirates ID instead of their medical insurance card as a proof of eligibility to use direct billing medical services,” the company said in a statement sent to Gulf News.
More UAE residents are expected to avail of the same service soon.
A top official of National Health Insurance Company Daman told Gulf News that they are on track to roll out a similar initiative, as pilot tests have already taken place to ensure a seamless customer experience.
Source: Gulf News