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UAE’s frontline workers eligible for upgraded medical insurance

UAE’s frontline workers eligible for upgraded medical insurance

Eligible professionals enrolled in the Frontline Heroes Office registry will enjoy expanded coverage, with benefits similar to Daman’s “Enhanced Sahtak”

Daman Healthcare UAE Frontline Heroes Office

The UAE’s Frontline Heroes Office announced a new initiative on Tuesday that will provide expanded medical insurance coverage to the nation’s underprivileged frontline heroes and their immediate families.

The “Frontline Heroes Insurance Top-Up Programme” was developed in partnership with the National Health Insurance Company (Daman), with funding received by the Frontline Heroes Office.

It will ensure that 10,000 eligible professionals enrolled in the office’s registry will benefit from expanded coverage, with benefits similar to Daman’s “Enhanced Sahtak,” a health insurance plan offered to expat employees of the Abu Dhabi Government, starting February 1, noted official news agency WAM.

Daman will work directly with employers of frontline workers to identify and register eligible professionals in the programme.

The new 12-month top-up programme covers deductibles and co-insurance that are in the existing health insurance plans of beneficiaries, including for consultations and pharmaceuticals.

Additionally, those with plans with annual pharmaceutical coverage limits will receive further coverage of up to Dhs3,000 if they exceed their limits.

Daman has established a dedicated frontline heroes customer service team whose members will reach out to qualified frontline professionals, to enrol them in the programme and introduce its benefits.

Frontline heroes can email the team directly at [email protected] to check if they are eligible for this scheme.

The programme is a result of a directive issued by Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and was formulated following a survey of more than 8,000 frontline professionals working in healthcare facilities, as well as santisation and prevention operations, across the UAE.

“These brave men and women have cared for and protected the health and safety of the people of the UAE throughout this pandemic, and we owe a deep appreciation to them and their families,” said Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, chairman of the Board of the Office.

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