Compulsory Health Insurance for Domestic Workers Goes Into Effect Today

Riyadh: The Council of Health Insurance and the Saudi Insurance Authority began implementing a decision today to make insurance compulsory for domestic workers registered with an employer if their number exceeds four people. The general requirements for applying the benefits and limits of coverage under the policy include the obligation to submit a medical disclosure form, obtain approval from the health insurance company, and insure all workers. The implementation of this decision is part of the efforts of the Council of Health Insurance and the Insurance Authority to enable all beneficiaries to receive comprehensive care and prevention and to ensure justice, transparency, and excellence in performance for all stakeholders. The decision aims to achieve comprehensive health care, ensure the sustainability of health coverage, and stimulate health insurance companies and healthcare service providers to offer new products and increase job opportunities in all medical and non-medical specialities with insuranc e companies and healthcare providers. The official spokesperson of the Council of Health Insurance, Iman Al-Tariqi, explained that the domestic workers' insurance policy includes primary care, public health, and emergency cases and covers hospitalization without a deductible rate, as well as treatment in emergency cases for clinics with an unlimited number of visits, vaccinations, and examinations. Source: Saudi Press Agency

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