Medical insurance policy holders in Saudi to have 18 recent advantages from October 1


RIYADH The medical health insurance policyholders could have as many as 18 recent advantages in addition to 10 improvements in the present advantages effective from October 1 this 12 months.

The Council of Health Insurance is making final preparations to launch the package of advantages in addition to to update the insurance coverage limits from next month.

Nasser Al-Juhani, spokesman of the council, said that the utmost coverage for mental health has been raised to SR50,000 from SR15,000 for acute and chronic psychiatric cases. The worth of hemodialysis coverage has also been raised.

He said that a lot of updated advantages have been added pertaining to exploratory preventive tests, and vaccinations, other than specializing in women’s health, obesity operations, and kidney transplantation.

The updated medical health insurance policy goals to appreciate seven principal objectives, namely boosting the prevention of disease for the beneficiaries, health promotion, reduction of complications of the disease, improving the capability of beneficiaries, facilitating access to the service category, empowering beneficiaries, and enhancing service quality and efficiency.

Al-Juhani, who can also be executive director for empowerment and supervision on the council, said that holders of medical health insurance policy that’s issued or renewed with validity on Oct. 1 and beyond can avail of those advantages.

He said recently that bariatric surgery would have the coverage of medical health insurance. Al-Johani said the insurance coverage for obesity operations goals to supply increasingly more appropriate options for medical health insurance beneficiaries within the council’s endeavors to cut back obesity rates. He emphasized that the insurance coverage includes those under all age groups.

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