Dubai unifies health insurance for all government employees

The new system, called Enaya, will replace all others

The Dubai Municipality office building in the Al Garhoud area. Photo: Pawan Singh/The National.
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All government of Dubai employees will now receive the same health insurance, authorities have announced.

The unified system called Enaya will replace Saada insurance, as well as any other previously provided government health insurance.

The move to one system is aimed at providing beneficiaries with more comprehensive and specialised medical care.

Enaya features two different service providers — Neuron insurance and Almadallah Healthcare Management.

Those eligible for the Enaya health insurance programme are government of Dubai employees and their families and UAE citizens who live in Dubai and receive no other government insurance.

UAE citizens covered by the new system will automatically have certain members of their family covered, including spouses, parents, sons up to 24 years old and daughters until they are married or start working.

UAE residents working for the Dubai government will be allowed to add their spouse and up to three children under 21 to the system.

Benefits of Enaya include coverage of periodic routine examinations and vaccinations and no minimum waiting time to use maternity services.

Updated: December 29, 2021, 12:59 PM