UAE - Daman to cease printing of health cards
Friday, 10 27 2017, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: U.A.E
National Health Insurance Company, Daman, has announced that it will gradually cease printing health insurance cards for Thiqa members as of November. The update will see the Emirates ID card becoming the only document that qualifies members to access healthcare services at providers under Daman’s network.
Daman is currently in its final phase of preparations to cease card printing for the rest of its health insurance plans, details of which will be announced soon.
The announcement comes as Daman has successfully registered over two million transactions during 2017 using Emirates ID cards via its network of healthcare providers.
According to Daman, results are due to the efforts exerted by the company since the initial announcement in 2015, and its official launch in April 2017, as part of its preparations to shift completely to Emirates ID cards.
Hamad Abdulla Al Mehyas, Chief Process Officer at Daman, said, "Daman has gone above and beyond to ensure a seamless transition during the development of its electronic applications so that its services are able to depend on Emirates ID cards instead of health insurance cards.
"This project faced many challenges, given its ambitious goals that seek to make a positive change in the method that has been used to obtain medical services for over a decade," he added. "Through this new procedure, medical facilities will also be able to verify member identity and insurance coverage details at the same time with just the Emirates ID card."
Source: Emirates News Agency