UAE – Abuse costs 15% of health premiums
Monday, 08 06 2018, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: U.A.E
Employees and directors of the insurance sector said that the abuse in the use of health services costed 10 to 15% of total collected premiums. They indicated that some medical procedures are not necessary and represent a large part of abuse. Moreover, there is an orientation to encourage overtreatment and overuse of health services.
Furthermore, total health insurance premiums reached AED 19.4 billion in the local market. Therefore, a 15% rate would equal AED 2.9 billion.
Source: Emarat Al Youm