4.5 million covered by health insurance in Dubai
Saturday, 05 13 2017, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: U.A.E
Dr. Haidar Al Yousef, the Director of the Health Funding Department at the Dubai Health Authority said that 4.5 million persons are covered by health insurance in Dubai according to the latest statistics. The health insurance sector progressed in Dubai following the decision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the state, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Emir of Dubai to adopt the health insurance law in year 2013. Dr. Al Yousef indicated that only 30% were covered by insurance in the emirate then. However, all citizens and residents that are covered by insurance now reached 4.5 million persons.
Moreover, he said that the health insurance system in Dubai is based on the most modern electronic system in this field. Therefore, the Authority is enabled to control and assess the system and can monitor as well the prices and quality of available insurance services and take the appropriate measures to support their development in a context of flexibility and transparency.
Source: Economic Al Khaleej