7/1/2018
CCHI Announces the Effectiveness of the New Unified Policy Early

The CCHI Secretary-General , Mohammed bin Suleiman Al-Hussein, announced that the new unified policy and its annexes will be applied to new or renewed insurance policies as of tomorrow, Sunday, the first of July. He also stressed that he would not accept thereafter the previous policy, unless being valid, and that CCHI informed all health insurance companies by all the developments arising from entering the new policy into force.

He explained that the new policy includes additional benefits, such as: treatment of dental and periodontal diseases, including costs of one-time dental cleaning during the policy period, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccines for children, coverage of early screening of hearing impairment program, program of critical congenital heart defects (critical CHDs) for all births, surgical treatment of super super morbid obesity by sleeve gastrectomy only (Sleeve) for insured with a body mass index (BMI) of 45 kg/m2, treatment of severe and non-severe psychological disorders, treatment of pathological conditions requiring hospital isolation determined by the Ministry of Health, treatment of psoriasis and costs of infant formula for infants in need of formula for medical reasons up to the age of 24 months pursuant to the regulations, including cases, such as: metabolic disorders, diseases included in National Newborn Screening Program to reduce disability, milk and sugar allergy, malabsorption, and premature, small for gestational age (SGA) or very low birth weight (VLBW) infants, who need calorie or growth boosters besides breast milk according to the regulations in order to include the benefit of infant formula milk within the benefits set out in the policy schedule.

Al-Hussein indicated that the financial coverage limits of the health insurance policy in force is (SAR 500,000) five thousand Riyals, which covers a package of benefits including all expenses of medical examination, diagnosis, treatment, medication and hospitalization, including surgeries or one-day surgery or treatment as detailed in the policy schedule, considering that law does not, in no case, permit the issuance of a health insurance policy with less benefits than those stated in the policy, which come into force as of today. He stated that CCHI Secretariat General has regularly developed and updated the implementing regulations and the unified policy, at least for three years, to raise the level of health insurance services for the insured and relevant parties, stating that CCHI and its partners thoroughly studied all feedbacks and suggestions received by the Secretariat General on the previous policy from all relevant and competent parties before the inclusion of these additions and updates.

The Secretary-General also called upon the insured to be aware of their insurance rights by having cognizance of the Cooperative Health Insurance Law, the implementing regulations and the new unified policy through visiting the website, www.cchi.gov.sa. In addition to this, he recommended that the insured benefits from the communication channels for responding to all inquiries and receiving feedback, suggestions and complaints through one of the following channels: unified # 920001177, e-mail: info@cchi.gov.sa, smart phone applications, or CCHI official webpages cchi.ksa on social media channels (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn).

 

Last Update : 8/7/2018 7:16 PM