Expatriates in Dubai have been warned they need the correct level of health insurance, following a Dubai healthcare authority ruling.
Health insurance adhering to certain regulations will become compulsory in Dubai from the beginning of 2014 and expatriates failing to comply could havie any residency visa renewal declined.
According to international health insurance intermediary Medibroker, many expats do not currently have compliant insurance in place and will need to change policies and possibly insuurers.
Medibroker said choosing an insurer able to offer an individual the cover they need can be challenging, particularly when claims experience is high or pre-existing conditions are evident. If the wrong decision is made there is a risk of overpriced or inappropriate cover.
Robin Pegg, CEO of Medibroker, said: "Expatriates without the correct health insurance will not be able to renew their residency visa. We would encourage foreigners living in Dubai to take action now and avoid having to rush such a complex decision."
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