Expanding across UAE

International Healthcare

International private medical insurance (IPMI) provider Now Health International has announced the launch of its group products in Abu Dhabi, which marks the completion of the expansion of its operations across the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The company said that the move comes as part of broader plans to grow the business globally following the acquisition of Best Doctors Insurance in 2015.

According to Now Health International, its WorldCare Advance, Excel and Apex insurance plans, which are currently available in all other parts of the UAE, are now compliant with the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD), and are available to group customers with a minimum of 10 employees.

The company said that the move will allow it to offer its WorldCare plans to groups based solely in Abu Dhabi, in addition to the large number of groups based in other parts of the world, but with a proportion of their employees resident in Abu Dhabi.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer our award winning products and services to customers in Abu Dhabi, and this expansion of our operations is testimony to our commitment to the region. By completing our presence across the UAE, we are now able to add value to our distribution partners by offering a single IPMI solution for their clients across the region,” commented Zahir Sharif, managing director of Middle East and Africa at Now Health International. “Our operations in the UAE have grown from strength to strength since we launched almost six years ago, and we are continuing to tailor our offer to meet the needs of the local market.”

Martin Garcia, CEO of Now Health International/Best Doctors Insurance, explained that the launch is part of a global service proposition. “Today’s launch marks the next step in our journey to expand our offering across the Middle East and Africa, as we work to create a truly global service proposition for our customers,” he said. “I am confident that our new Abu Dhabi offering, combined with our innovative products and customer service, make us well placed to capitalise on the rapid growth the IPMI industry has seen in recent years.”