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RAK DED launch affordable health insurance

RAS AL-KHAIMAH, October 20, 2017

Ras Al-Khaimah’s Department of Economic Development (DED) has launched an online health portal for the emirate called Sehteq, or "Your Health".
Sehteq offers optional and affordable health insurance coverage for companies licensed by DED. It is a state-of-the-art health care platform that combines ‘Insurtech’ and ‘Healthtech’, the latest technologies in the insurance and health industries, said a Wam news agency report.
"The Sehteq commitment demonstrates how the DED continues to work towards the vision of HH Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, to grow and support SMEs," said Dr Abdulrahman Al Naqbi, director-general of the Department of Economic Development in Ras Al Khaimah.
Dr Al Naqbi added: "SMEs are the core of our economic growth. Initiatives like Sehteq will help SMEs to grow and attract the right talent by encouraging a healthier and more productive workforce. Moreover, this initiative will nourish the private healthcare sector in the emirate and attract local and international investments to meet the additional demand on health services. Sehteq is a proactive step in exceeding minimum standards and achieving our customer happiness goals, well before it becomes compulsory by federal laws. The department will also be launching ‘Innovation Month’, with a number of innovative business ideas and initiatives."
Dr Saif Al Jaibeji, chairman of Sehteq, commented: "Sehteq provides clients with the options to choose the right health insurance coverage with the use of latest technology. Within minutes, the customer can buy and activate his or her health insurance coverage on the portal. Additionally, it offers the client the option to use of an Emirates ID card instead of an insurance card, adding another layer of convenience to the customers."
The portal will provide five different plan options, which are built to suit all categories of consumers and needs in Ras Al Khaimah. The options start with the ‘Sehteq Basic Plan’, which provides coverage in Ras Al Khaimah. ‘Sehteq Plus’ covers the Northern Regions, and ‘Sehteq Elite’ operates throughout the UAE. Two additional plans for regional and global coverages are suitable for multinational companies and investors.

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