Aligned with the new mandatory Health Insurance law, AXA Gulf Offers Essential Benefits Plan for Workers Earning less than AED 4,000

AXAUAE, JUNE 15, 2015 : In line with the Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) new mandatory health insurance law, AXA Gulf, one of the leading non-life international insurers in the region, is now offering Essential Benefits Plan (EBP) to Dubai citizens. This plan has been designed specifically to offer health insurance coverage for employees earning a gross salary of AED 4,000 or less per month.

AXA Gulf’s Essential Benefits Plan ensures that the medical needs of employees working in large corporations, SMEs, domestic staff, spouses and dependents are adequately met, making AXA a provider of comprehensive health insurance solutions.

“As a Participating Insurer, we are excited to introduce the Essential Benefits Plan in accordance with the Health Insurance Law,” said Cedric Charpentier, Chief Sales and Distribution Officer, AXA Gulf. “At AXA Gulf, we are focused on offering comprehensive insurance solutions for all segments of the UAE society and the development of the new EBP plan is yet another testimony of our ability to develop customized solutions, making AXA the ideal health insurance partner.”

The first phase of the health insurance mandate ensured that companies with 1,000 employees provided health insurance coverage by October 2014. In the second phase of the plan, companies with 100-999 employees are required to implement full health insurance coverage by July 2015. During the last phase, companies with less than 100 employees, as well as spouses, dependents and domestic workers are required to be fully insured by June 2016.

“AXA Gulf has also launched a campaign aiming to alert and warn employers on the mandatory Health Insurance Law and ensure they are compliant with the new regulations by meeting the DHA deadlines. Our customer-centric approach is key to all our insurance solutions and it is one of the important factors that have helped us create a niche positioning. We now look forward to providing the similar high levels of service to the residents of Dubai who opt for AXA’s Essential Benefits Plan,” concluded Charpentier.

In order to help human resource and administration divisions of companies in Dubai create an outline of the required insurance coverage for their employees, AXA Gulf has formulated a specialized team of insurance experts. Furthermore, all applicants can also access AXA customer services via live support such as 24/7 call center and a dedicated toll free number to obtain more information on the Essential Benefits Plan.

Initiated by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in 2013, the mandatory health insurance law has been signed and approved by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai. The PI status was provided to AXA Gulf and a few select insurers by DHA after a rigorous evaluation process based on key determining criteria, such as the insurers capacity, financial standing and performance in the healthcare segment.

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