According to the article posted by AymanMatNews, health insurance will increase from the current cost of KD 50 to KD 130. The health insurance will only affect workers working under private companies.
It was not mentioned in the article if this is going to affect the health insurance price for employees dependents or those who are under their sponsorship.
Kuwait : The ‘DHAMAN’ project will be carried out in two phases, the first phase will begin during the first quarter of 2017 in primary healthcare centers and the second phase will begin by end of 2019.
Services offered through ‘DHAMAN’ will be exclusively for expatriates working in the private sector .
The total number of expatriates who will benefit from this project will be about 2 million excluding those categorized as housemaids.
The implementation of health insurance for expatriates will lead to increase in health insurance charges from the current cost of KD 50 per year to KD 130, this cost does not reflect the actual cost of the health services to be offered to expatriates.