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This regular update will keep you informed of developments in the healthcare funding and health insurance market in MENA and beyond. It will also keep you updated on events, market direction, government health funding initiatives and what we see as the latest trends in this important sector. If you do not wish to receive these updates please click the "unsubscribe" button at the foot of this page.
Oman announces mandatory health insurance but clarity is still required
A spokesperson from the office of the President of the Oman Capital Market Authority confirmed at the 11th Middle East Health Insurance Conference on 26 September that the country would begin the implementation of mandatory health insurance on 1 January 2018. This is now just over 2 months away and the insurance industry eagerly awaits more detail of the policies and processes.
Robin Ali guest speaker at launch of MetLife UAE Employee Benefits Trend Study 2017
On 17 October at the DIFC Ritz-Carlton Hotel MetLife revealed the findings of its 2017 study of what both employers are doing in employee benefits in UAE and what employees are thinking. This is an impressive survey and well worth a read.
It follows from the 2014 survey and there are some interesting changes! The report is part of the global EBTS project undertaken by MetLife.
Consilient's Head of Practice, Robin Ali, was asked to deliver a speech as guest speaker on the use of data analytics in the design of workplace wellness schemes and how employers can monitor their success and financial returns.
Consilient appoints Nicola Moore as Director - Workplace Wellness
At long last, UAE employers are realising that the only way that they can contain rising health insurance costs and improve productivity is by paying attention to the health and wellbeing of their employees.
Over the last 2 months alone, we have received requests from 5 large employers to assist them.
To help drive the message that workplace wellness program design needs to be data and evidence based we are delighted that Nicola Moore has joined us to lead our proposition. Nicola has not only many years experience as an employee benefits consultant but has built a network of professional vendors who we will use to support our wellness programs.
Workplace wellness cost saving calculator now available
We have now developed a tool that can demonstrate to employers the potential cost savings by investing in a workplace wellness program. This tool allows employers or their advisers to use the most conservative of assumptions. However, the results are staggering!
Arab Health insurance forum to focus on technology
On 30/31 January 2018 the Arab Health event will include its Health Insurance Forum which this time around will focus on technology.
Consilient has advised Informa, the conference producers, to help them develop a forum that will address how insurance companies can drag themselves from the technological stone age and either challenge or conjoin with insuretech disruptors or face extinction as health insurance providers.
Our Head of Practice, Robin Ali, will be moderating a panel session on this particular topic.
Emirates Insurance Association Health Insurance Conference on the way!
On 8/9 November Emirates Insurance Association will host its annual Health Insurance Conference at the Roda Al Bustan Hotel in Dubai.
Consilient will be moderating the second day events focusing on "A day with the Regulators"