Health insurance must for retired expats in Dubai
Dubai, March 31, 2014
Expatriates who wish to continue living in Dubai after retirement will be required to take out health insurance, said a report.
The policy will be required for issuing a residence visa to such an expatriate, said the Emirates 24/7 reprot.
The new Health Insurance Act makes health insurance mandatory for all citizens and residents, Dr Haider Al Yousuf, director of Health Financing, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) was quoted as saying..
Visas will also not be renewed without health insurance in place for the applicant, he said.
The National Health Insurance Law is coming into effect in stages and has begun with some categories, said the report.
The law will cover all citizens by end-2015 and all residents by mid-2016, it added.