Oman - New health ins. initiative for house helps
Thursday, 04 11 2019, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: Oman
Domestic workers in Oman will benefit from special insurance policies to ensure that they are able to access prompt and affordable healthcare.
The move is part of the mandatory health insurance plans being rolled out by the government for expat and local workers in the country’s private sector.
According to Ahmed Al Maamari, Vice President of the Insurance Sector at Oman’s Capital Market Authority (CMA), the provision of this insurance for domestic workers should curb the excessive cost of healthcare to private sector employees.
On the steps taken by CMA to implement the project, Al Maamari said: “Guidelines produced by CMA will guarantee the successful implementation of the scheme in the Sultanate and will focus on both the right of the worker to obtain appropriate health coverage as well as ensuring the quality of the health services they receive. The CMA has also taken steps to curb the excessive costs incurred by employees in the private sector.”