Al Yousuf ... 4 million residents covered.
Dubai health insurance applications to continue
DUBAI, December 29, 2016
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced that insurance companies will continue accepting health insurance applications in 2017.
DHA made the decision due to the high influx of customers flocking to insurance companies in the last few days and in consideration to those who were not able to get the insurance in time due to various issues.
More than four million Dubai residents, about 98 per cent of the population, are now covered with the Dubai Health Insurance.
According to the Dubai Health Insurance Law that came into effect in January 2014, the legal liability for every sponsor is to provide an essential insurance package - fixed between Dh550 and Dh700 - so that those with salaries under Dh4,000 receive adequate cover.
Dr Haidar Al Yousuf, director of health funding at DHA, said all the insurance companies are working non-stop to cope with demand for health insurance. He added that there has also been large number of online transactions on the insurance companies’ websites. – TradeArabia News Service