In Qatar, the Healthcare Services Law No. 22 of 2021 (the Insurance Law) has become effective as of 4 May 2022.
The Insurance Law is of material significance to companies established in the State of Qatar seeing that it introduces a mandatory health insurance coverage for non-Qatari employees and their families, as well as foreign visitors for the duration of their stay allowing them to receive medical services.
The law provides for obligations that fall on each of the employer, sponsor and beneficiary, as well as insurance services providers. Employers, at their expense, are required to enrol their non-Qatari employees and their family members into health insurance policies offered by insurance companies registered with the Ministry of Public Health in Qatar. They must be able to provide proof of such insurance coverage upon renewal of their employees’ residency.
The Insurance Law is expected to be followed by executive regulations that will define further conditions and requirements to be complied with by the recruiters, employers and individuals subject to this law.
Individuals and companies are expected to comply with this Insurance Law whether they are recruiters, sponsors, insurance services providers or brokers and healthcare providers.
Read the entire article originally published in the Dentons (law firm) website here
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