Oman - Seeking time for mandatory health
Tuesday, 12 26 2017, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: Oman
Representatives of private health institutions have requested that the introduction of medical insurance be postponed until outstanding issues are resolved.
The request was made at a meeting held on Monday to discuss the readiness of the health institutions to meet the procedural demands after medical insurance is made compulsory for private sector employees.
The rule mandating health insurance for private sector employees is to come into effect from January 2018.
The Services Committee of the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI), represented by the private hospitals sector, held a meeting under the chairmanship of Rashid bin Amer Al Muslihi, member of the OCCI’s board of directors and head of the services committee, attended by Dr Walid bin Khalid Al Zadjali, head of the private health institutions team, and representatives of private hospitals in the Sultanate.