Jul 20, 2016
EMPLOYERS MUST PROVIDE MEDICAL INSURANCE TO EMPLOYEES ELSE NO NEW VISAS
The Council of Cooperative Health Insurance (CCHI) and Ministry Of Labor (MOL) and Social Development together formed a committee of inspection to ensure that all the employers or companies in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia provided medical insurance to all the employees and their family dependents, whether they are expatriates or Saudi citizens. Recommended : Check your health insurance validity by entering iqama number
Companies who failed to provide medical insurance to employees and their dependents will be fined and have to face a ban from recruiting new employees temporarily or permanently. Inspection team regularly inspecting employers to make sure that firms are following Labor law and CCHI rules and regulations. Similar : Mandatory Medical Insurance for Expatriates Families or dependents
- Providing medical insurance cover to employees and their dependents is a responsibility of employer and it is a right of employee to get health insurance cover for him and his family.
- First phase of one contract health insurance policy has been started this month, which will protect the rights and improve the services of medical insurance in the kingdom. This one contract health insurance will be of four phases, each phase will be of 3 moths, It will reach to everyone depending on the number of employees in the company. Related : Check Saudi Arabia Work Visa Status
- According to Article 2 in the Council of Cooperative Health Insurance, Employers must provide health insurance to all employees and their families whether they are Saudi's or Non Saudi's. See Also : Check Expiry Date of Muqeem Card
- As per Article 14 of the Council of Cooperative Health Insurance, If a company did not provide health insurance cover to its employee or his dependent, then CCHI will force the employer to provide it, after that a fine of one year health insurance subscription or less will penalize the company. You May Like : Check Exit Re Entry Expiry Date Online