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Renew health insurance or risk Dh500 fine


DUBAI – Individual sponsors and company owners who fail to renew the health insurance of their employees or dependents will be fined Dh500 per month, a Dubai Health Authority (DHA) official said.

Fourteen pharmacies and clinics were fined between Dh20,000 to Dh60,000 for flouting the health insurance law in Dubai.

The Dubai Insurance Law, which came into effect in 2014, requires every sponsor to provide an essential insurance package for employees or dependents. A basic insurance package costs between Dh550 and Dh700.

More than 4 million Dubai residents are covered by the health insurance initiative.

Haidar Al Yousuf, Director of the Health Funding Department at DHA, said those who fail to renew their health insurance will be fined per person, per month.

Al Yousuf said the fine will be deducted automatically once the visa is renewed online. GAD/Expat Media


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