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Consilient receives nomination for Service Provider of the Year
We are delighted to announce that The Consilient Consultancy has been nominated by a third party (unknown) to the shortlist for "Service Provider of the Year" at the Middle East Insurance Industry Awards.
This is entirely unexpected but to whomever made the nomination, we thank you!
Worried about insuretech? Join our digital transformation workshop with Dr Robin Kiera
We are privileged to announce that we have secured the services of the renowned Dr Robin Kiera who is amongst the world's most experienced advisors on insuretech, fintech and digital transformation. Robin has agreed to lead a workshop on 11 September in Dubai ahead of the International Health Insurance Forum. Attendance at the workshop will also entitle delegates to the 25% group discount to attend the main 2-day International Health Insurance Forum as well as the Prior Evening Reception sponsored by Cigna.
Cigna and IQVIA confirm sponsorship of International Health Insurance Forum
In line with our philosophy of "quality not quantity" our major sponsors represent global brands. Just last week Cigna and IQVIA have signed their sponsorship agreements. We will soon announce the names of another of the world's leading health insurance companies, a global leader in software and one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies as our sponsors. The quality of our sponsors reinforces the high profile and quality of our event.
IHIF MEA 2018 - still time to sponsor or book space as an exhibitor!
If you would like to be involved either as a sponsor or exhibitor please click the button below to request details of the packages available. At present packages include Gold and Silver sponsor, Day One Lunch sponsor, Forum Brochure sponsor and Forum Delegate Bag sponsor. You can also take space as an Exhibitor for just 3,800 USD
As we reported in our June Update the health insurance law was signed by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa several weeks ago. However the expected tender for a TPA to administer the government funded Bahraini nationals' program and to select 3 insurance companies to insure the expatriate population has still not been issued. Further, in recent meetings with Bahraini market participants, we understand that the Supreme Council of Health is reportedly undecided on the number of insurers that it may select, if any.
Regarding the selection of a TPA to administer the Bahraini nationals' program, this also appears not to be the definite approach. We can only wait.
Update on Oman health insurance regulation
As many will know, in September last year at the Middle East Health Insurance Conference held in Muscat, the Capital Market Authority of the Sultanate of Oman announced that it would implement mandatory health insurance from 1 January 2018.
Little has been heard since until a meeting hosted by CMA on 9 June attended by insurance companies. At this meeting we understand that CMA confirmed that implementation would not begin until 2019 and would be in 5 phases. At
that meeting CMA also shared a draft Unified Health Insurance Policy wording for a basic benefits package and requested feedback.
Expanding your footprint in the Middle East?
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