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Cigna Insurance Middle East receives participating insurer licence

Article-Cigna Insurance Middle East receives participating insurer licence

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Licence enables Cigna to consolidate position as ‘go-to’ dedicated health insurer in UAE

Cigna Insurance Middle East (CIME), the leading health solutions and services company, has announced that it has received the Participating Insurer licence issued by the Dubai Health Insurance Corporation (DHIC).

With this licence, Cigna will be able to offer the Essential Benefits Plan (EBP) in the UAE in the coming months and provide health insurance solutions to clients across a broad spectrum – including those employers operating in industries with employees in lower salary bands.

The Participating Insurer licence enables Cigna to make quality healthcare more accessible – a journey that the company embarked on last year with the launch of SmartCare by Cigna.

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Image supplied, Jerome Droesch, CEO of Cigna MEA & SEA

In his comments, Jerome Droesch, CEO of Cigna MEA & SEA, said: “The Participating Insurer licence enables Cigna to take our mission one step further and consolidate our position as a ‘go-to’ dedicated health insurer for employers, governments, and individuals. We are proud to receive this honour by DHIC, and look forward to supporting their vision, and making quality healthcare accessible to all citizens and residents of UAE.”

Jerome added: “At Cigna, we aim to constantly innovate by using an insights-led approach in the conceptualisation of new, unique, and appropriate solutions for our clients and customers. The Participating Insurer licence will help us provide affordable healthcare insurance solutions with service excellence attached, which will plug a market gap.”

This decision comes close on the heels of Cigna launching its SmartCare by Cigna product – a region-specific offering that provides members access-to-care across a wide list of network providers, provides access to a host of supplemental services including telehealth, employee assistance programs, and brings to life Cigna’s unique ‘open access network’ that allows members direct billing access to any UAE network provider, subject to a tier specific coinsurance. Created for SMEs, Corporates and Government organisations within the UAE, SmartCare by Cigna is aligned with Cigna’s commitment to bringing simple and affordable solutions to market.

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