RIYADH: The Saudi health insurance regulator has said all private sector companies are obliged to provide minimum benefits for their employees and all family members.
Health insurance starts from the employee’s first working day, covering all members of the family, including wives and children until the age of 25, SPA reported, citing the General Secretariat of the Saudi Council of Cooperative Health Insurance (SCCH).
The regulator stressed that when an employee moves to another company, the new employer is responsible for insuring the worker from the very first day of work.
Children are eligible for insurance coverage by the husband’s employee, if both spouses work in the private sector.
Private sector employees should not be paying for their own health insurance or that of any member of their family covered by the system, the regulator said.