According to a recent news report posted by Emirates 24/7 on their website, residents in the United Arab Emirates will soon be able to enjoy easier access to insurance benefits by using their Emirates ID cards.
Yes, officials in the country will be implementing new policy changes in the near future. This means more residents will be able to avail of insurance benefits as they visit different healthcare centers in Dubai – and as long as they have their Emirates ID with them.
A top official from the Dubai Healthy Authority (DHA) verified that the plan to replace medical insurance cards with Emirates ID card will unfold through 2016.
Dr Haider Al Yousuf of the DHA said that:
“Our aim is to ensure that the entire population under medical cover can use their Emirates ID when availing medical care.”
Actually, the change has already begun in some areas.
Since January 1, 2016, UAE nationals who are covered under Saada insurance as well as residents and expats who are covered under the Enaya insurance plan have already implemented the change.
“Those using Saada and Enaya insurance have their insurance accounts linked to their Emirates ID, and can safely use them,” Dr Al Yousuf explained. DHA hopes that all concerned medical insurance companies will also jump on the new initiative.
“We plan to link all medical insurances to Emirates ID, and we expect the full transition to happen by the end of the year,” said a hopeful Dr Al Yousuf.
And, of course, they’re just getting started. The main goal here is to be of help for residents as they do their best to take care of their personal and family health.
“This is what we have planned for the first quarter of 2016. So, more details will follow,” said Dr Al Yousuf.
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