benefits consultant

The advantages of using a benefits consultant

Did you know that it is estimated that 65-85% of the jobs that young people today will be working in the year 2030 have not been invented yet? It’s staggering to think about, but the fact is that the world is now changing at a faster rate than it ever has before. Even today, you …

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group health insurance premium increase article

6 steps to avoiding hefty group health insurance premium increases

In our experience, uncertainty around group health insurance premium increases are by far one of the top insurance-related issues companies in Dubai struggle with. While steady rate increases are inevitable, we’ve seen cases in the past where a company’s health insurance rose to unaffordable levels upon renewal. In one case, a company was recently quoted …

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maternity complications

Maternity complications: Is an Essential Benefits Plan enough?

Parents-to-be in Dubai have a lot to worry about when it comes to planning for the arrival of their new bundle of joy. Luckily for expats in the Emirate, who actually make up a majority of the population, they oftentimes don’t need to worry about the standard costs that come along with pregnancy, labor, and …

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mandatory health insurance article

Mandatory health insurance update: Boost in cancer coverage

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced last month the launch of Basmah, a new initiative for cancer screenings and treatment. Under Basmah, all health insurance policies in Dubai must cover the screening and treatment of three cancer types: breast, colorectal, and cervical cancer. All Dubai visa holders who have mandatory health insurance cover will now …

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Dubai

DHA reform applicable to individual medical policies

As of late 2016, all residents in Dubai are required to have health insurance coverage. This requirement extends to expats living in the city, and even visitors as well. When it comes to this type of insurance, it is important to note that the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has set a minimum level of cover …

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group health insurance premium increase article

6 steps to avoiding hefty group health insurance premium increases

In our experience, uncertainty around group health insurance premium increases are by far one of the top insurance-related issues companies in Dubai struggle with. While steady rate increases are inevitable, we’ve seen cases in the past where a company’s health insurance rose to unaffordable levels upon renewal. In one case, a company was recently quoted …

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in-vitro fertilization

In-Vitro Fertilization in Dubai

In-Vitro Fertilization in Dubai It’s an exciting time becoming a parent, and yet the statistics show than many of us are waiting until later in life to begin that journey. When we are ready, some of us are finding that our bodies are not as cooperative as they may have been when we were younger. …

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UAE tuberculosis

UAE Tuberculosis: Information you need to breathe easy

There are many diseases that we know are serious, but we just don’t hear about much these days. Indeed, incidence of many infectious diseases has been relegated largely to the annals of history thanks to modern medicine. Formerly deadly epidemics like polio have all but gone the way of the dodo, and while we can …

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Indoor sports in Dubai

Indoor sports for keeping fit in the UAE

Keeping fit can be difficult sometimes when the outside elements aren’t playing ball. Thankfully, there are a wealth of indoor sporting options available in Dubai. Indoor sports are popular the world over as a place for fitness and socializing without the concerns of weather and temperature to affect access. If you’re an expat worker, joining …

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abu dhabi gyms

Abu Dhabi gyms for women: Exercise club and class guide

Abu Dhabi is not only a major city in the Middle East region, it is a highly developed one whose population is highly affluent. As such, many people in Abu Dhabi are now striving to live highly active lifestyles and avoid the ‘affluenza’ that is becoming an epidemic in the first world. For women in …

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