Things to consider when obtaining a school insurance plan

Private and international schools in Dubai face an unprecedented amount of risks that can jeopardize their strategies and operations if not managed properly. Securing the right coverage is an integral part of any school’s risk management strategy, but there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all school insurance plan. As such, today’s blog post by Pacific …

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Dubai health insurance plans now cover hepatitis C

Last month, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced the inclusion of hepatitis C screening and treatment coverage under all Dubai health insurance plans. This new Dubai health insurance initiative is expected to especially benefit those with basic coverage, and reduce late diagnosis of the disease. Read on to learn more about hepatitis C, the newly …

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More than 50% of one-year Dubai medical coverage plans have not been renewed

If you’ve read recent news headlines in Dubai, you might have come across a number of articles reporting that more than 50% of one-year policies have not been renewed since the beginning of 2018. This finding is somewhat alarming, as it counters Dubai’s Health Insurance Law which stipulates that all residents – including expats – …

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Primary care in Dubai: What is it and why is it important?

As much as USD 80 billion in annual government spending is wasted in the Arab world as a result of healthcare inefficiencies, according to this The National article. Chief among these inefficiencies is the tendency for patients to send themselves to expensive specialists and hospitals instead of visiting a General Practitioner for treatment. Amidst rising …

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Why are health insurance premiums surging in Dubai?

It’s inevitable that the prices of products and services will increase over time. Most people aren’t particularly fond of price increases. After all, if the cost of your grocery shopping, or other essentials, goes up significantly, you may have cause to worry about the rising cost of living. Health insurance premiums will also rise over …

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Top 4 self-employed insurance solutions to secure in Dubai

Untethered and independent, it’s the self-employed workers and freelancers who are now calling the shots. Believed to be one of the core drivers of innovation in the region, the number of self-employed individuals in Dubai and the rest of the UAE is on the rise. In fact, the US predicts that 50 percent of its …

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6 things to consider when obtaining and managing small business health insurance

Did you know? 95% of businesses in Dubai are Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs). In fact, over 135,000 enterprises in the Emirate have 100 or fewer employees; leading to a low average employee count of 9.1. And, as of the beginning of 2017, all these small enterprises, including startups, have since been required by law …

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