Employers do not have to provide compulsory health insurance to the parents and siblings of expatriate employees

CCHI urges employers not to provide health insurance to parents and siblings of expatriates working in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh: Council of Cooperative Health Insurance (CCHI) spokesman Othman Al Qasabi has said that employers should not provide compulsory health insurance to parents and siblings of expatriate workers. According to the provisions of the Cooperative Health Insurance Act, the required health insurance staff for parents and siblings arriving in Saudi Arabia must be arranged at their own expense.

The Cooperative Health Insurance Act stipulates that private sector employers are required to provide health insurance to all their Saudi and non-Saudi employees and their families. The Council of Cooperative Health Insurance also states that spouses, unmarried and unemployed daughters up to the age of 25 are covered by health insurance coverage.

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