Saudi Arabia | Compulsory Employer provided health insurance for expatriate workers

Saudi Arabia | Compulsory Employer provided health insurance for expatriate workers

5th Dec 2014

Saudi Arabia's Health Insurance Council is becoming very strict about enforcing the regulations regarding the employer mandated compulsory healthcare insurance for all expatriate workers and their families.

Any employer who refuses to pay for the health care insurance policies will be denied residence visas for its potential employees and in addition will face fines and penalties.

Latest statistics show that over 10 million workers are insured with 29 insurance companies. A system has been developed linking the Passport Department, National Information Centre and Alam Company for Information Security which will transfer data between the relevant departments and insurance companies.

Registration of the head of an expat family could be suspended by the Passport Department until all family members have been insured for health care.

 

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