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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5 tips for finding the best private health insurance for women in Dubai

There are many health conditions that affect both men and women, but some health issues affect women differently and more commonly. There are also a number of health-related issues or occurrences that women bear exclusively, such as pregnancy, menopause, and cervical cancer. Mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety, also occur more frequently in …

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Dubai’s mandatory health insurance scheme expected to cover mental health

Did you know? Mental health issues currently rank among the UAE’s top 10 most prevalent health conditions, with depression, anxiety, and substance abuse making up a large proportion of mental health cases. This trend is also reflected globally, where it has been estimated that over 450 million people will suffer from some form of mental …

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How to reduce health insurance premiums in Dubai

In Dubai, all health plans must cover all medical conditions that are laid out in the Health Insurance Law of Dubai. While that’s good from a patient’s point of view, this mandate can also lead to high premiums. From an insurer’s point of view, the fact that the law requires pre-existing conditions to be covered …

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Everything you need to know about public and private healthcare in Dubai

Since March 2017, all citizens, expatriate residents, and tourists alike must possess compliant private health insurance to be able to enter and remain in Dubai. With private insurance having no restrictions in regards to the use of public or private medical care, the questions many of Pacific Prime Dubai‘s clients ask include: “Should I choose …

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All you need to know about Dubai maternity insurance in one guide

Starting a family can be exciting, yet stressful and expensive – especially if you’re an expat in Dubai. There are so many things to plan in advance – from choosing the right time for pregnancy and the baby’s name, to nursery room decorations and finding the best hospital to give birth in – the list …

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Introducing our latest Dubai Insurance Top Up Guide 2018 – 2019

By law, everyone residing in Dubai must have medical insurance in place that meets DHA approved minimal coverage levels. If you are an employee, your sponsoring company is obliged to obtain a health insurance plan for you. However, many companies might only offer you the bare minimum level of coverage required by law, which in …

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Why has the cost of health insurance in Dubai gone up?

On the 16th of September 2018, the UAE Cabinet approved a new plan to allow expat retirees aged 55 or over to secure a five-year retirement visa, with the possibility of renewal. In order to do so, they must fulfil certain financial criteria; Namely, they should be in possession of properties worth at least Dh2 …

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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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Travel and international health insurance in Dubai, explained

What do expats need to know about travel and international health insurance in Dubai? How do the DHA rules impact those coming to visit or reside in the Emirate, and what options do they have when it comes to complying with visa regulations? Travel and international health insurance are two different things, and in this …

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