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Thousands Of Expats Potentially At Risk Following Dubai Health Insurance Ruling

The health of expatriates in Dubai may be at risk from the start of 2014 because of a recent ruling by the Dubai healthcare authority, according to specialist international health insurance intermediary, Medibroker

 

The ruling means health insurance will start to become compulsory in Dubai from the beginning of 2014 and many expatriates will need to switch plans as a result.

All expatriates in Dubai will begin to need health insurance cover that adheres to certain regulations from 2014 said Robin Pegg, CEO of Medibroker.  Because many of the plans in force dont currently do this, those affected will have to transfer their cover to a different plan, possibly with a new insurance provider. 

 

Choosing an insurer able to offer an individual the cover they need can be challenging, particularly when claims experience is high or pre-existing conditions are evident. If the wrong decision is made there is a risk of overpriced or inappropriate cover.

 

Pegg added: Expatriates without the correct health insurance will not be able to renew their residency visa.  We would encourage foreigners living in Dubai to take action now and avoid having to rush such a complex decision.

 

Source: Health4Media.com

 

 

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