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Major change to newborn benefits in Dubai

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently announced a new policy directive that makes it compulsory for all insurers to cover babies from birth, thereby eliminating any waiting periods – even for pre-existing conditions. At present, several insurers impose a waiting period of up to six months on newborns. Saleh Al Hashimi, CEO of DHA’s Dubai …

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change-to-newborn-benefits

Major change to newborn benefits in Dubai

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently announced a new policy directive that makes it compulsory for all insurers to cover babies from birth, thereby eliminating any waiting periods – even for pre-existing conditions. At present, several insurers impose a waiting period of up to six months on newborns. Saleh Al Hashimi, CEO of DHA’s Dubai …

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The UAE’s revised DIFC employment law

The UAE’s revised DIFC employment law

In a few weeks time, we are expecting the revised version of the DIFC (Dubai International Financial Center) Employment Law to go live on 28 August 2019. This revised version will completely replace and overhaul the existing employment law regime, which is currently active in the DIFC. If you are an expatriate already working in …

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State of the Health Insurance Report 2019

Check out Pacific Prime Dubai’s latest State of Health Insurance report

The second edition of Pacific Prime Dubai’s State of Health Insurance report is finally here! And this time around it comes with a slight upgrade, however, the core elements are still intact. This edition of the SOHI report features exclusive new content sections entirely dedicated to trends in the global insurance market. On top of …

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Work place stress in the UAE and how to reduce them

Top 5 ways to cope with workplace stress in the UAE

Workplace stress has become a common theme across many companies from all industries, leading directly to a number of mental health issues – to the point that these issues are at a chronic level for the majority of the workforce. Quoting from a health specialist, ‘80 percent of people in the UAE are stressed’. Many …

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The UAE’s revised DIFC employment law

The UAE’s revised DIFC employment law

In a few weeks time, we are expecting the revised version of the DIFC (Dubai International Financial Center) Employment Law to go live on 28 August 2019. This revised version will completely replace and overhaul the existing employment law regime, which is currently active in the DIFC. If you are an expatriate already working in …

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change-to-newborn-benefits

Major change to newborn benefits in Dubai

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently announced a new policy directive that makes it compulsory for all insurers to cover babies from birth, thereby eliminating any waiting periods – even for pre-existing conditions. At present, several insurers impose a waiting period of up to six months on newborns. Saleh Al Hashimi, CEO of DHA’s Dubai …

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10 essential health benefits global health insurance must cover

10 essential health benefits global health insurance must cover

For an expatriate living in the UAE, picking the right global or international health insurance plan can be everything from confusing to overwhelming. Living abroad in a different country far away from home means you will want to make sure you invest in high-quality global health insurance that will offer comprehensive medical coverage. In today’s …

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The impact of obesity on the health of children and adults in the UAE

The Impact of Obesity on the Health of Children and Adults in the UAE

Building on from our previous article on childhood obesity in 2018, we return to discover that adults themselves are becoming overweight and obese due to their lifestyle. Obesity is an epidemic in the UAE, and the level is among one of the highest in the world. A very recent study led by Professor Ashraf Hassan …

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about asthma in the uae

What you need to know about asthma in the UAE

According to Gulf News, one in six UAE residents suffers from asthma – a condition that causes the airways to swell and narrow. Sadly, the number continues to grow every year due to factors such as sand storms and humidity. The rise of allergies in the UAE also contributes to the higher number of asthma …

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