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SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT - NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE

DHA to complete implementation of Dubai’s Mandatory Health Insurance Scheme by June 2016

Posted on 17/04/2016

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will complete the implementation of Dubai's Mandatory Health Insurance Scheme ISAHD (Bringing Happiness), by the end of June, 2016. DHA is currently in the third and final phase of implementing the scheme on companies with less than 100 employees, including all spouses, dependents and domestic workers Dr. Haidar Al Yousuf, Director of Public Health Funding at DHA said that 75 per cent of Dubai expatriates are now covered by the insurance, thanks to the mandatory ...  >>MORE

Daman launches new online card renewal service for Abu Dhabi Basic health insurance cards

Posted on 13/08/2015

Daman, the National Health Insurance Company, has launched a new service that allows individual sponsors to renew Abu Dhabi Basic plan insurance cards online for those under their personal employment. The company says that the new initiative, aimed at efforts to ease health insurance enrolment and renewal processes, is estimated to benefit about 200,000 members who are sponsored and work in one of eight domestic professions: maids, babysitters, light and heavy vehicle drivers, chefs, farmers, ...  >>MORE

ISAHD: New health insurance system in Dubai

Posted on 29/01/2014

The mandatory health insurance system announced by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will be known as ISAHD, Insurance System for Advancing Healthcare in Dubai, which also means "happiness" in Arabic. "In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the DHA has branded the name of the health insurance system to mean happiness; this stems from H.H.'s words that the primary job of the government sector ...  >>MORE

Daman introduces complete redesign of its health insurance plans

Posted on 18/07/2013

The National Health Insurance Company - Daman has announced comprehensive changes to its former 'Enhanced plans' in response to market and client demands for tailor-made solutions. Previously, all plans fell into a broad 'Enhanced' category defined by geographical boundaries; now in a bid to simplify clients' experience when selecting an appropriate health insurance plan, Daman has redesigned the available options into three concise categories: Core, Enhanced and Premier, according to an ...  >>MORE

UAE health insurance premiums may rise by up to 20% this year

Posted on 25/04/2011

Medical insurance premiums could be in for a 10 to 20 per cent hike this year as insurers try to catch up with the spiralling cost of health care in the UAE. It could also be that the increases will become an annual exercise. This year's hike would also be a response to the "abuse" of the current low-premium regime by some health care operators as well as those seeking treatment. According to medical insurance industry observers, the cost of health care — for in- and out-patient treatment — ...  >>MORE

Newborns are now automatically covered under Daman's Enhanced Plans

Posted on 05/01/2011

The National Health Insurance Company- Daman, has announced that a newborn whose mother is insured within Daman's Enhanced Plans will now be automatically insured from 1st of January, free of charge, until the expiry of the mother's insurance plan. At the time of birth, parents will be required to enrol their newborns, who will be covered free of charge until the expiry of their mother's insurance policy. At the renewal of the mother's policy, babies will be renewed and charged the renewal ...  >>MORE

Khalifa orders exemption of fines on Daman policy holders who missed renewal date

Posted on 31/05/2010

President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has instructed exemption of offenders of a circular issued by the Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD) on May 4th from financial fines for failing to renew the National Health Insurance Company (Daman) health policy on time. The fine is Dh 300 for each delayed month. Sheikh Khalifa's instructions were meant to ease financial burdens of a large segments of the Daman policy holders who were not able to renew their policies by the expiry date. The ...  >>MORE

Special needs expats to benefit from Health Insurance Scheme

Posted on 11/07/2009

Expatriates with special needs and those coming under certain categories are also eligible for the new health insurance cards, according to a media release. Some of these cards were issued on Monday by the Health Authority-Abu Dhabi (HAAD). "The ‘Aonak' health insurance card, for people with special needs, orphans and their (foster) mothers and ‘Riaaya' card for prisoners, detainees and inmates in correctional institutions are only for non-nationals living in the emirate of Abu Dhabi,” Zaid ...  >>MORE

Daman uncovers fraudulent practices by healthcare institutions

Posted on 17/05/2009

The National Health Insurance Company, Daman has unveiled a number of fraudulent practices at some healthcare institutions. Daman's Medical Audit Department employed and dispatched a team of 'Mystery-Shoppers' to a number of healthcare providers and has thus uncovered various cases of fraud. Daman revealed that one provider filed false information with respect to the patients' symptoms, medical history and diagnoses as well as claiming for excessive tests and treatments that were not ...  >>MORE

HAAD announces Thiqa Health Insurance Program for UAE nationals

Posted on 12/02/2009

The Health Authority - Abu Dhabi (HAAD) yesterday announced changes to the Thiqa Health Insurance Program for UAE Nationals, introducing a co-payment of 50pc for dental and pharmaceutical services in all private sector facilities. The Thiqa Health Insurance Program for UAE Nationals was launched in May 2008 as part of the implementation of the Health Insurance Law and its regulations, and is provided by the National Health Insurance Company, DAMAN. Launched by HAAD, the program provided all ...  >>MORE

UAE Nationals to present Thiqa cards to obtain free medical services

Posted on 05/01/2009

The National Health Insurance Company, Daman, is reminding all UAE Nationals registered in the Thiqa Program that they can obtain covered medical services free-of-charge at public and private healthcare facilities that are part of Daman's network as long as they present their cards. The reminder comes after a number of cases were submitted to Daman where healthcare facilities had requested from thiqa patients to pay personally for the treatment in cash and then approach Daman for ...  >>MORE

Daman issues 12,000 Visitor Plans since July 2008

Posted on 02/09/2008

The National Health Insurance Company (Daman) has issued 12,000 Visitor Plans since the law's inception in late July 2008 in line with the Ministerial Decision No. 322/2008, which affects all applications for visit visas in the UAE. Daman is the largest specialized health insurance company in the UAE to offer a comprehensive health insurance policy to all visitors, where the policy holder is covered with a limit of AED150,000 throughout Daman's extensive network of healthcare providers. The ...  >>MORE

New low-income categories to get health insurance cover

Posted on 03/07/2008

New categories of low-income persons will be eligible to enjoy services provided under the basic health insurance cover according to an amendment introduced by the Abu Dhabi Executive Council (ADEC) to the executive regulations of Law No 23 of 2005 for the health insurance in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The ADEC resolution No 47 of 2008 was taken upon a recommendation by the Health Authority - Abu Dhabi (HAAD) with the aim of expanding the umbrella of the Dh600 Basic Health Insurance Plan ...  >>MORE

Private sector firms can provide health insurance

Posted on 04/06/2008

The National Health Insurance Company — Daman yesterday announced its decision to give up its status as the exclusive health insurance provider for government organisations. The move aims at strengthening the health insurance market in Abu Dhabi. Following the decision, the other registered insurance companies will be eligible to provide health insurance to government employees, in direct competition with Daman, an official of the Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD), announced. Since the ...  >>MORE

Dubai employees, their dependants to receive comprehensive healthcare cover

Posted on 03/05/2008

Dubai government has announced a comprehensive health insurance to be provided to government employees and their dependants, with immediate effect. Government employees, including all UAE nationals as well as expatriate residents, will now have access to a range of healthcare services and facilities for the first time. Commenting on the new scheme, His Excellency Ahmed Bin Byat, Secretary General of the Executive Council, said: "Our staff are our most important asset and their continued good ...  >>MORE

Compulsory health cover scheme for nationals launched in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 29/04/2008

The Health Authority - Abu Dhabi (HA-AD) has commenced the execution of a scheme for periodic medical examination "Weqaya" and a health insurance scheme "Thiqa" for nationals in Abu Dhabi. This announcement was made yesterday at a press conference held by HA-AD in Abu Dhabi with representatives from Daman and Seha attending, where HE Dr. Ahmad Mubarak Al Mazroui, Chairman of HA-AD announced the mandatory Periodic Medical Examination "Weqaya" and Health Insurance Scheme "Thiqa" for National of ...  >>MORE

No change in health insurance premium of Daman in 2008

Posted on 26/11/2007

The Health Authority in Abu Dhabi (HA-AD) and Daman for health insurance reached an agreement today, according to which, DAMAN will keep the premium for the basic product stable at EAD 600 for the year 2008. The basic product is a health insurance product exclusively provided by DAMAN to individuals (and their dependants) with incomes not exceeding Dh3,000 with housing or Dh4,000 without housing. The basic product provided by DAMAN and closely supervised by HAAD covers healthcare services ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi-based federal employees to be covered by Daman

Posted on 18/06/2007

Minister of State for Financial & Industrial Affairs Dr Mohammed Khalfan Kharbash has issued a circular on provision of health insurance scheme for employees of federal government in Abu Dhabi. The move was made following a resolution by the Ministerial Commission for Services, approving application of Abu Dhabi's local law 23 for 2005 which makes it incumbent upon all federal government employees in the capital to be covered by health insurance, provided by the National Health Insurance ...  >>MORE

Compulsory health cover will cost employers Dh4b

Posted on 08/05/2007

New compulsory health insurance schemes for expatriates and their dependents could cost employers up to Dh4 billion across the UAE, according to estimates made by an international law firm. If the law introduced in Abu Dhabi in January is replicated in Dubai, it will add to the companies' mounting list of costs, which include increasing wage demands and rocketing office rents. On January 1, all residents working in companies with less than 1,000 employees and their dependents, expatriates ...  >>MORE

New unified health insurance system in Dubai for nationals and non-nationals

Posted on 01/04/2007

Final touches are being put on the major reconstruction plan of Dubai health sector, according to the Dubai Executive Council and Dubai Health Services Department. The plan which is part of the a wide-ranging and far-reaching strategy recently launched by H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai is aimed at boosting the quality of the emirate's health services to create a sound and safe health situation as well as re-structuring the ...  >>MORE

Daman, Assist America join hands for Global Emergency Healthcare Services

Posted on 14/09/2006

The National Health Insurance Company, Daman, has signed an agreement with Assist America, the world's largest provider of global emergency services through group benefit plans, to provide emergency healthcare to its premium policy holders. Daman, the UAE's first specialised national health insurance company, is the first UAE-based health insurance company to partner with Assist America, which has more than 33 million customers worldwide. Under the agreement, Daman's premium policy ...  >>MORE

New health insurance scheme for residents will be cheaper

Posted on 24/01/2006

A planned nationwide insurance scheme ready for implementation by year-end will be cheaper than current policies, an official told Gulf News. Hamad Abdul Rahman Al Midfa, Minister of Health, announced on Sunday that the new insurance policy would improve medical services. Hassan Al Alkeim, Under Secretary of the ministry, told Gulf News that the scheme will be "cheaper" and divided into three categories. "Residents can choose to be insured on primary healthcare, hospital services or have ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Zayed issues decree setting up NHIC board

Posted on 13/11/2005

The first board of the National Health Insurance Company NHIC, has been formed. A decree to that effect has been issued by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The board has as its Chairman Dr. Ahmed Mubarak Al Mazroue of the General Authority for Health Services, GAHS and Waleed Al Muqarrab Al Muhairi from the Mudadala Development Company as vice Chairman. Other ...  >>MORE

National Health Insurance plan by the year-end

Posted on 20/09/2005

The much-awaited national health insurance system that will cover nationals and expatriates will be implemented by this year-end, said Hassan Ahmed Al Alkim, Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Health. The insurance scheme has been designed to replace the existing health card and serve both the public and private sectors. It aims to ensure availability of drugs at affordable prices, reduce the pressure on pubic health services and guarantees that employers will shoulder medical expenses of ...  >>MORE

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DHA to complete implementation of Dubai’s Mandatory Health Insurance Scheme by June 2016


Daman launches new online card renewal service for Abu Dhabi Basic health insurance cards


ISAHD: New health insurance system in Dubai


Daman introduces complete redesign of its health insurance plans


UAE health insurance premiums may rise by up to 20% this year


Newborns are now automatically covered under Daman's Enhanced Plans


Khalifa orders exemption of fines on Daman policy holders who missed renewal date


Special needs expats to benefit from Health Insurance Scheme


Daman uncovers fraudulent practices by healthcare institutions


HAAD announces Thiqa Health Insurance Program for UAE nationals


UAE Nationals to present Thiqa cards to obtain free medical services


Daman issues 12,000 Visitor Plans since July 2008


New low-income categories to get health insurance cover


Private sector firms can provide health insurance


Dubai employees, their dependants to receive comprehensive healthcare cover


Compulsory health cover scheme for nationals launched in Abu Dhabi


No change in health insurance premium of Daman in 2008


Abu Dhabi-based federal employees to be covered by Daman


Compulsory health cover will cost employers Dh4b


New unified health insurance system in Dubai for nationals and non-nationals


Daman, Assist America join hands for Global Emergency Healthcare Services


New health insurance scheme for residents will be cheaper


Mohammed bin Zayed issues decree setting up NHIC board


National Health Insurance plan by the year-end