No one plans to get sick. But everyone can plan for the financial impact of sickness with a medical insurance package. As an expat in the UAE, you will be covered already by your employer — thanks to Abu Dhabi legislation going back to 2006 and the Dubai Health Authority’s Mandatory Health Insurance Scheme (fully rolled-out in mid-2016). But is your private insurance up to scratch?
Some UAE companies have actually reduced the quality of existing medical coverage they provide for some employees in order to cover the cost of insuring the entire workforce. This makes good business sense. But where does it leave you?