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Saudi health insurance to offer new benefits

RIYADH, September 19, 2022

Health insurance policyholders in Saudi Arabia will have as many as 18 new benefits as well as 10 improvements in the existing benefits effective from October 1, a report said.
The Council of Health Insurance is making final preparations to launch the new package of benefits as well as to update the insurance coverage limits from next month, said the Saudi Gazette report.
Nasser Al-Juhani, spokesman of the council, said that the maximum coverage for mental health will be raised to SR50,000 from SR15,000. The value of hemodialysis coverage will also been raised.
He said that a number of updated benefits have been added related to exploratory preventive tests, and vaccinations, apart from focusing on women’s health, obesity operations, and kidney transplantation.
The updated health insurance policy aims to realise seven main objectives: boosting the prevention of disease, health promotion, reduction of complications of the disease, improving the capacity of beneficiaries, facilitating access to the service category, empowering beneficiaries, and enhancing service quality and efficiency.


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