Posted on August 27, 2017

Following the recent Emiri Decree on the protection of domestic workers’ rights, as stipulated by Law No 15 of 2017, Seib Insurance & Reinsurance Company LLC (Seib), has introduced a new integrated insurance plan to help keep workers safe and secure. The release of the new product comes in the context of Seib’s efforts to help set the new law in motion, while taking care of the workers’ routine medical needs.

With the new law directing employers to provide medical care to their domestic helpers, cooks, cleaners, nannies and other workers, Seib’s new insurance plan has been designed to cover the workers’ medical and protection needs, including during non-working hours for an equivalent of as low as QAR 2 per day.

In addition to an out-patient insurance program – which gives the insured unlimited consultations and follow ups with general practitioners and specialists, basic laboratory, radiology services and medicines in conformity with the offered benefits – the plan includes a family support benefit up to QAR 30,000 should the worker suffer Accidental Death or Permanent Temporary Disability. To make the package more comprehensive, insured workers will also be able to take advantage of the cover during non-working hours, with the possibility of adding more features to the offer in the future.

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“We believe that the Emiri Decree on the protection of domestic workers is a great step that will help provide access to health-care to tens of thousands of domestic helpers, cooks, cleaners, nannies, and other workers and sits perfectly in line with the social and economic objectives of the Qatar National Vision 2030. At Seib, we felt that it is our duty to positively contribute to this laudable drive, by providing workers with a comprehensive insurance plan that cover all their needs, yet is extremely affordable for employers. From an employer perspective, this plan also helps monitor and maintain the health status of their employees in a well-organized manner. We believe that our new plan will be a valuable addition to our extensive range of insurance solutions, as well as a great contribution to the domestic workers’ protection drive”, Mr. Elias R. Chedid, COO and Deputy CEO at Seib, noted.

In a span of 6 years, Seib has grown to become one of the leading insurance companies in Qatar, and among the largest health insurance companies in the country, in addition to being an exemplary customer service provider. Seib’s corporate insurance solutions include property and first party assets, engineering and construction, energy, marine, financial lines, casualty, motor fleet insurance, aviation hull and liability, travel, and group medical insurance solutions, while its retail insurance products and services include, motor, homeowners’, pleasure boats, personal accident, local and international medical, and travel insurance solutions.

The Company’s relentless efforts, customer-centric approach, and innovations over the years, have culminated in a number of sought-after awards, including being named “Insurance Company of the Year” by the Arabian Business Award in 2014, as well as garnering the Insurance Innovation Award at the 2015 Qatar Enterprise Agility Awards. Seib is rated by the International rating agency S&P BBB/Positive globally and gcAA regionally. Seib Insurance and Reinsurance Company LLC is a national Qatari company licensed by the Qatar Financial Center Regulatory Authority under QFC license No. 00114 dated October 21st 2009.