Health Insurance Mandatory in Dubai starting 2014

Dubai is starting the day right while it awaits the announcement of who will be the next host for Expo 2020 tonight. Dubai is a strong candidate and people in the UAE are all in support of the countries endeavor.

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Starting 2014, health insurance will be mandatory for all residents in Dubai, it will be tied with the residence visa and none will be renewed without having a health insurance. Hurrah!!!

At the moment there are one million residents in Dubai out of three million who have insurance coverage. Many blue-collars workers are not insured and this law will ensure they will have access to essential health services.

The Health Insurance Law was approved by His Highness Sheihk Khalifa Bin Rashid Al Maktoum-Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Implementation start by 2014 and expected completion is by 2016.

Additional cost will be born by the companies as it is the employers responsibility to provide employees with health care benefit although expatriates will have to pay for his wife and children but DHA is working with insurance companies to have low cost coverage plans. The basic coverage will cost AED 600 (USD 163) premium per year.

The Health Insurance Law will have enormous benefit to all residents in Dubai and the health care market in general.

My Yellow Bells

Carla is a lifestyle blogger based in Dubai who's thankful to call this ever-evolving city her second home. The pages of this blog are filled with stories about her expat life in the sandpit. It features dining and travel adventures in and around the city and beyond. It also features food recipes, parenting tips, and fashion style.


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  1. It is now mandatory for all residents to have health insurance Dubai.
    This law was enforced to ensure that every resident gets health care facilities when he/she is in need.

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