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Dubai: New Health Insurance Law Paves Way For Universal Health Coverage

His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai approved the Health Insurance Law which stipulates rules and regulations for all parties involved with the provision and implementation of health insurance in the emirate.

The fundamental basis of the law is to ensure that every national, resident and visitor in Dubai has essential health insurance coverage and access to essential health services. This stems from the government’s fundamental goal to provide happiness and security to the people of the country and is in line with Dubai Strategic Plan 2015. His Excellency Engineer Essa Al Maidoor, Director-General of the DHA said during a press conference that was held at the DHA headquarters: “ We would like to thank His Highness Sheikh Mohammed and we are committed to fulfill his vision and ensure that every individual in Dubai has access to essential health coverage. Health insurance is a form of security and it is important for every individual to know that if he needs access to healthcare, it is easily available.

“The law is fundamental to ensure smooth delivery of essential health insurance to everyone living in the Emirate, which roughly means over three million people, which includes nationals and residents with Dubai visas. The DHA has been working on the development of the Health Insurance Law for Dubai as a model for financing health services in the emirate. The law stipulates a number of regulatory tools to ensure two fundamental goals: universal access to quality health care services and development of the competent health insurance system that is dynamic in nature, attracts investment and quality players that will further help drive the emirate’s booming economy.”

Dr Haidar Al Yousuf, Director of Health Funding at the DHA said that the law stipulates the roles and responsibilities of all the stakeholders involved with the provision and implementation of health insurance.

“In the case of UAE nationals, they shall receive insurance cards to replace the existing Dubai Health Authority (DHA) health cards that provides coverage for healthcare services and preventive care. They shall continue to have access to all current healthcare services provided by the DHA and various private healthcare providers. For residents, the health insurance law sets forth the employer’s responsibility to secure insurance to cover the employees he sponsors. This applies to domestic employees as well, all of whom will receive essential health coverage and the cost will have to be borne by the employer.

Several health insurance packages will be available for employers and while essential cover is a mandatory requirement as per the law, employers are highly encouraged to provide enhanced health coverage to their employees.” He added the law also chalks out the framework for insurance companies to abide by and as per the law only registered insurance companies will be able to provide insurance schemes and packages.

“The DHA will provide insurance companies with Health Insurance Permits and the move is aimed to ensure that every insurance company follows high standards as well as rules and regulations that are compliant with the DHA.” Implementing the healthcare insurance coverage will start gradually in 2014 to be rolled out in phases until mid-2016.

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Jubilee Insurance and Bupa International Launch a Regional International Private Health Insurance Product

Jubilee Insurance and Bupa International Launch a Regional International Private Health Insurance Product

East Africa’s largest insurance group, Jubilee Insurance and leading international healthcare company, Bupa International, today launched a new international health insurance product dubbed Explorer Health Plan. Explorer will seek to provide health insurance services to the growing middle-class, mid-level executives, and expatriates living in Kenya and travelling in and around Africa, including those seeking treatment in South Africa, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The new healthcare insurance product will be available under the Business Explorer Health Plan for corporates and Explorer Health Plan targeting individual clients. {gallery}news-photos{/gallery}

Speaking during the launch, Jubilee Holdings Chairman Mr. Nizar Juma said, “Explorer is a regional plan from an international company designed to bring it within the reach of senior and middle executives specifically designed for the Africa market and it offers great value for money by providing both individual and corporate access to world class medical facilities.”

He added that the partnership with Bupa will enable Jubilee Insurance to meet the growing demand for international medical insurance products and provide a one-stop shop for medical cover to major corporations, private individuals and families in the region. Some of the unique benefits of Explorer Plan include a full range of health screening providing valuable early detection of conditions such as cancer, without lifetime limits for eligible treatment for chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes, ensuring continued access to treatment for as long as a customer is on the plan.

Other benefits include cover for eligible treatment for HIV and AIDS including related conditions and drug therapy, In addition the product has no maximum age limit for new policy holders or those renewing the policy.

Bupa International’s Global Sales & Commercial Director, Tim Slee said, “we are delighted to be launching this new health insurance product, Explorer, adapted for the African market with Jubilee Insurance. Our experience in serving the African market for over 30 years and our global network expertise in designing world-class health insurance products for both individual and corporates will be key in providing access to high-quality international healthcare to the people of Kenya. Under the plan, Jubilee Insurance customers will receive full cancer treatment to ensure that customers are supported at every stage of the treatment. In addition, there will be a cover available for eligible congenital conditions such as heart defects."

“The new international health insurance product will offer our customers, locally and regionally, an expansive range of international medical health-care services through Bupa International, a health insurer of considerable repute and further demonstrates our aim to provide to the people of this region comprehensive benefits together with affordable, high quality healthcare service,” said Chairman of Jubilee Holdings, Mr. Nizar Juma.

The launch of the Explorer Health plan follows the strategic partnership that the two organizations, Bupa International & Jubilee Insurance launched in February this year which brings together Jubilee’s local knowledge with Bupa’s global healthcare expertise.

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You Are Global

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