I have been reading many articles on health insurance requirements for sponsoring parents in the UAE. My work Visa will be out of Dubai but I will be living in Abu Dhabi. I see there are different insurance and rates depending on if you are in Dubai or Abu Dhabi. Do health insurance companies determine which insurance you are eligible for strictly on where your visa is from? This is for a US national if that makes a difference.
Dubai and Abu Dhabi have different legislation when it comes to health insurance for expats, which might explain the difference in rates and policies. Have a read of our guide on healthcare in Abu Dhabi and healthcare in Dubai for a general comparison.
Health insurance companies also differ, and you'll have to decide on which company gives you the best cover for what you need. They'll probably take into account where your visa is based as well as where you will be living. Is health insurance covered in your employment package? Is it perhaps possible to add your parent to this policy?
Hope this helps,
If they can't add your parent to your family policy, you can perhaps talk to them and ask for advice on finding individual insurance. Maybe the HR representative has dealt with a situation like this before and can guide you in the right direction.
Will your mother be joining you after you arrive in the UAE with your family? Or are you all arriving together?
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