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Old Oct 15th 2015, 8:21 pm
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Hi All

This is my first time to the middle east section of the forum. I'm normally found browsing in Canada where I live (BC)
I've took a new job with a company based in Dubai but will be working in Oman and Dubai. It's all happened really fast and I leave next week so I'm rapidly packing and also trying to research.

My employer says once I have my residency card I can get public health care and I'm just wondering if this is adequate? What would it cover? I'm searching and searching on the tinterweb but this forum is so helpful for things like this.
I don't earn alot so this is more of an experience for me and I'd like to keep cost as low as possible whilst still having comprehensive medical care for emergencys and also a dental emergency like knocking teeth out etc.

I also still have my BC health for some coverage and will remain eligible for this whilst I'm away as I'll be returning in May next year.

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Old Oct 16th 2015, 4:41 am
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??? Public health care? Residency card??? Your employer is pulling a fast one, it is compulsory for them to provide medical insurance.
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Old Oct 18th 2015, 9:21 am
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??? Public health care? Residency card??? Your employer is pulling a fast one, it is compulsory for them to provide medical insurance.
yep I was going to say the same thing - they legally need to provide you with health care.
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The only exception - for the time being - is companies with fewer than 100 employees but that must provide medical cover for staff no later than June of next year.

There is no public health care as you know it. You can apply for a Government Health Card but that doesn't mean you don't pay for anything.
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The only exception - for the time being - is companies with fewer than 100 employees but that must provide medical cover for staff no later than June of next year. There is no public health care as you know it. You can apply for a Government Health Card but that doesn't mean you don't pay for anything.
ah I thought it was June of this year
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ah I thought it was June of this year
Any plans renewing from June of this yer have to comply with the new rules so it does appear that way to many.
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Thanks, helpful to know. I'll buy travel insurance for a month I think and then try and source something from a local insurance provider.
Does anyone have a recommendation? Nothing fancy just enough in case it hits the fan I'm an adventure guide and alot of insurance where I live won't cover me full stop.
I'm hoping I can actually get something somewhere
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Thanks, helpful to know. I'll buy travel insurance for a month I think and then try and source something from a local insurance provider.
Does anyone have a recommendation? Nothing fancy just enough in case it hits the fan I'm an adventure guide and alot of insurance where I live won't cover me full stop.
I'm hoping I can actually get something somewhere
Drop me a line as I am authorised to advise on medical insurance (as well a host of other financial issues). it doesn't cost any extra to use a broker and saves a lot of hassle and legwork.

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Drop me a line
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Drop me a line as I am authorised to advise on medical insurance (as well a host of other financial issues). it doesn't cost any extra to use a broker and saves a lot of hassle and legwork.

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Thanks, I will once I've arrived
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I think most long term members of the bored would endorse Meow for her services.

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Hello,
Im about to leave my job and medical but will still be in Dubai, now married and not working. Please do you have any info about the best medical provider?
Thanks
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Hello,
Im about to leave my job and medical but will still be in Dubai, now married and not working. Please do you have any info about the best medical provider?
See post #8
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Thanks. I would but I cant use the pm till Ive been on this site for a while. Do you have a contact for Meow please?
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Thanks. I would but I cant use the pm till Ive been on this site for a while. Do you have a contact for Meow please?
See the link in her signature block.
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