Daman issues policy for Dubai’s mandatory health plan
Abu Dhabi, August 6, 2014
UAE’s National Health Insurance Company – Daman has issued the first health insurance policy under the Dubai mandatory health scheme.
The policy with Ginco General Contracting, a prominent regional contracting firm, will provide health insurance cover for its Dubai-based staff, said a statement.
Daman will provide health insurance cover to GINCO employees via its Essential Benefits Plan (EBP), which is the basic health insurance package of Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) mandatory insurance scheme designed for workers earning Dh4,000 ($1,088.8) or less a month.
The EBP covers a range of necessary healthcare procedures such as access to all essential health services, access to general physicians, referral to specialists, tests and investigations, surgical procedures and maternity care.
Dr Michael Bitzer, Daman’s CEO, said: “Today’s announcement marks an important milestone in Daman’s history. We are pleased to be one of the participating insurers which allow us to serve the whole Dubai community. We also welcome Ginco employees to Daman and look forward to serving them.”
Ginco expects to enroll 1,500 employees in the policy by the end of the year, said the statement.
Jamal Abdullfattah, Ginco’s GM, said: “Our employees are our most valuable asset and it is essential that we are able to offer them a secure health insurance scheme. We are delighted to sign up with Daman; a company with an excellent reputation and a strong track-record of success in the UAE.” - TradeArabia News Service