Life in the 21st century means more opportunities are within reach, and everything is possible. Today, there are countless options that enable us to go anywhere in the world and to accomplish more. Thus, it's only appropriate that your overall health is at its best so you'll always be at peak performance. Your global medical insurance plan should match your lifestyle needs as well.
If you're an expatriate based in the United Arab Emirates, you're certainly guaranteed excellent medical care in a country that continues to make innovations in the global health care industry. A global medical plan with Now Health UAE means you're always in excellent hands.
Going Global in the UAE
According to the World Bank's estimates, the population in the United Arab Emirates in 2018 was nearly 10 million, with immigrants and expatriates comprising the majority. While most Arab countries are known for being oil-rich, the UAE is also emerging as a global medical tourism hub. Among the seven emirates, Dubai is credited with having the highest number of hospitals with international accreditation given by the Joint Commission International (JCI). Since the establishment of the Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) in 2002, medical tourism arrivals continue to grow steadily each year.
Private and public healthcare in Dubai is under the auspices of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) while the Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD) is in charge of healthcare regulation in Abu Dhabi. The presence of over 150 healthcare facilities in the country, including hospitals, laboratories, research and pharmaceutical centres and allied services, is a big draw for foreigners with international private medical insurance seeking high-quality medical treatment and health services that would otherwise be unavailable or cost-prohibitive in their home country.
Mandatory Health Insurance in the UAE
It's important to note the necessity of having both travel insurance and a global health insurance plan if you wish to travel to Dubai or elsewhere to get treatment. Travel medical plans are becoming increasingly popular among frequent travellers as these offers both travel insurance and international health insurance with extended medical benefits beyond the standard emergency cover.
Expatriates living in the UAE are required to have their own private medical insurance even if employers are responsible to provide a minimum level of cover. For this reason, a majority of Dubai's foreign residents choose to avail of more comprehensive medical insurance plans for themselves and their loved ones. These private medical plans allow them to get care and treatment at most of the private hospitals in the UAE, especially in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Getting the Care You Need Anywhere in the World
Now Health in the United Arab Emirates offers global medical plans ideal for expatriates living in the UAE. The SimpleCare plans offer budget-friendly basic options such as in-patient and day-patient care starting from SimpleCare Core for an affordable monthly premium. The SimpleCare 250 expands coverage to include in-patient, day-patient and out-patient coverage as well as routine and complex dental treatments.
For more comprehensive coverage ideal for both individuals and families, there's also the WorldCare plans that are inclusive of in-patient and day-patient care, including hospitalization and surgery. Availing of full underwriting of pre-existing medical conditions, and emergency medical evacuation and repatriation depends on the plans' levels of cover. Additional benefit options for WorldCare plans include basic and complex dental treatment, routine maternity care, and even wellness, optical and vaccinations.
Now Health plans offer worldwide coverage and give you the option to choose the level of coverage to keep medical expenses low. As a Now Health member, you have access to our global customer service team who's always ready to answer your concerns about your plan, among others. You can get a referral to the extensive medical provider network in the United Arab Emirates composed nearly 1,200 medical facilities including hospitals and dental clinics. All these so you have peace of mind even while abroad.