NATIONAL INSURANCE SCHEME'S NEW IDENTITY
Dr Faleh Mohamed Hussain Ali, acting CEO of the National Health Insurance Company, unveiled the new name and logo for the National Health Insurance Scheme, Phase 2 of which began on April 30.
The National Health Insurance Scheme will operate under the name Seha, which means 'health' in Arabic, said Dr Ali, unveiling the new name and logo at a press conference last month. Phase 1 of the scheme, in which all Qatari women over the age of 12 were covered, has been met with “satisfaction and acceptance” and Phase 2 will further help the company catch minor glitches and understand the system better, in preparation for the larger rollout in the coming years that will cover all residents. Phase 2 will see more insurance providers joining the network, he added. He also said the tariffs will be reviewed annually to adjust for the cost of new technology, rising cost of living, inflation, etc. He declined to reveal how much premium the government is paying for nationals, saying it was still under study and the final figure can only be confidently revealed at the end of Phase 2.