Plan to increase 200% increase of expats health insurance fees

November 18, 20150

A Kuwait government plan to ban foreign workers getting access to public healthcare services will cause a series of consequences to the expatriate community, local media has reported.

Kuwaiti Economics Committee in the Supreme Council for Planning and Development recently proposed a two-layered alternative health plan for the three million of expats residing in Kuwait which would cause expatriates’ annual health insurance fees to triple to not less than KD150 ($493).

At the moment, expats in Kuwait pay an annual health insurance fee of KD50 and get partially subsidized charges for certain procedures, while the country provides free medical services to all citizens.

The council’s plan divides foreigners in Kuwait into two groups – around 2 million employees of the private sector and one million expatriates who work in the public sector.

Source : Arabian Business


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