Lebanon - Insurance firms to cover coronavirus treatment
Tuesday, 03 31 2020, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: Lebanon
Insurance companies have agreed to cover the cost of clients who are infected by coronavirus, the Association of Insurance Companies in Lebanon announced in a statement Saturday.
“Insurance companies have expressed their willingness to cover the cost of treating their insured in the event of a coronavirus infection,” the state-run National News Agency reported.
“In anticipation of these difficult and exceptional circumstances, and based on the government’s wishes, insurance companies have attempted to find solutions that contribute to alleviating some of the burdens of this crisis,” the statement said.
This decision will be implemented in coordination with the Economy Minister Raoul Nehme, who will “find a mechanism that secures the coverage of as many cases as possible.”
Lebanon’s total number of coronavirus infections rose to 412, as 21 cases were registered by the Health Ministry Saturday.
Source: Daily Star