Health Insurance for Low-Income Expats in UAE

by Medindia Content Team on  June 11, 2006 at 4:00 PM Health Insurance News
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Health Insurance for Low-Income Expats in UAE
Dubai, June 11 Abu Dhabi emirate will start a health insurance policy next month which will help low-income expats.

"From July 1, all companies that fall under the Phase 1 category will be obliged to take part in the health insurance scheme which will make the lowest paid the first to benefit from the law," said Dr Ahmad Al Mazroui, Director General of the General Authority for Health Services (GAHS) in Abu Dhabi.

Implementation of the Abu Dhabi health insurance regulation will take place in two separate phases, with Phase 1 set to begin in July.

All governmental and semi-governmental companies are required to adhere to it, as well as private companies with over 1,000 employees.

Phase 2 of the health insurance scheme will begin in January 2007, and will apply to companies that employ less than 1,000 people.

More than half a million expatriates are expected to benefit from the scheme.

(Source:PTI )

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Martin

I have recently had to find out the hard way that I was not on a COMPREHENSIVE NETWORK INSURANCE policy governed by OMAN INSURANCE. This was given to my sponser who original wouyld have used MAPLIN ME and Technical Insurance companies to have this cover arranged. Can someone tell who are TECHNICAL INSURANCE and are they local to ABU DHABI or other emirates as I need to find out if I can reclaim monies I have had to Payout. Thankyou.

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sir, please let me know facility for mediclaim policy .I have got job in Dubai and only I am covered by my company,but I am shiftinng my family with me they do not have mediclaim facility ,so please let me know that whether your company does provide mediclaim for Indians landing in UAE ,my wife is 31 yrs and son 5 years.please let me know the detailed policy and for how much amount what will be the premium in AED ,whether policy if there is for only admissions in hospitals or even for OPD treaments It is very urgent for me to take important decision . sorry for inconvinience .waiting to hear from you. thanking you with regards Kailas K kmable Mumbai India

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