UAE – Chronic diseases are not insured
Monday, 07 24 2017, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: U.A.E
The cost of the treatment of chronic and genetic diseases is high. And patients suffer psychologically and materially from these diseases as some health insurance companies do not extend coverage to these diseases given the high cost or they alternatively charge excessive rates. In all cases immediate authorization for treatment is not granted.
Experts warned that patients affected by chronic diseases in the UAE and Middle Eastern countries consider to buy insurance protection when “it is too late” noting that they could have protected themselves beforehand.
According to the figures of “Zurich International Life”, more than three fourths of the residents in UAE (76%) do not have a sufficient coverage and 85% of women do not have insurance coverage against dangerous diseases.
Source: Al Khaleej