New fines have been issued for violations of health insurance policies in Abu Dhabi, including a penalty for an employer who does not cover an employee's emergency health care costs.
On Tuesday, the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi issued a decision listing 43 violations, with fines ranging from 100 dirhams to 20 thousand dirhams.
Any person who allows another person to use their insurance will be charged a fine of 5000 dirhams, according to the policy. Employers will be fined 1,000 dirhams if they refuse emergency care coverage for their employees, who are supposed to have valid health insurance coverage.
The decision also stipulated imposing a fine of 20 thousand dirhams on any insurance company or third-party official who does not pay or delay payment of health care services.
"The decision confirms the government's keenness to guarantee the rights of all parties and to provide continuous health care service for all members of society," the Abu Dhabi Media Office said on Twitter.