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MedNet Egypt plans to raise its paid-up capital to EGP 40m

- By Mohamed Azzab

Germany insurance company Munich Re aims to raise the capital of MedNet Egypt to EGP 40-45m.

MedNet Managing Director Ahmed Noah said that the company is working as Munich Re’s arm in managing medical portfolios for companies and corporatio­ns, along with rearrangin­g there insurance agreements for medical insurance at Munich Re.

MedNet was founded in May 2015 and began operating in August of the same year, driven by a capital of EGP 3.5m, as a company specialise­d in the management of medical activity.

Noah added that MedNet is the newest company within the MedNet Group of Munich Re, which is found in 12 countries around the world,including the Arabian Gulf states, Cyprus, Greece, and Romania.

He pointed out that MedNet Egypt currently runs medical contracts for 12 entities and corporatio­ns, including four insurance companies.

The list of insurance companies contracted by MedNet includes Orient Takaful Insurance Egypt, Misr Life Insurance, Mohandes Insurance, and Chubb Life Insurance.The company is also now negotiatin­g with two more insurance companies to run their medical portfolio, which is expected to be completed within three months.

The retention rates of companies that contract with MedNet range between 40% and 80%, based on the policy of underwriti­ng for each company, with the remaining returned to Munich Re in accordance with a system of quotas.

According to Noah,premiums ran by MedNet for the companies contracted with it amount to EGP 250m,while beneficiar­ies reach 120,000.

He noted that MedNet contracted with 2,800 medical service providers across the republic, next to 20,000 bodies outside Egypt.

Noah said that Munich Re will offer a package of individual medical insurance and small and medium companies’ medical insurance in Egypt and abroad through insurance companies.

Coverage limits for new programmes range from EGP 25,000 and EGP 750,000, while offering competitiv­e prices.

According to Noah, the company has a special unit to detect fraud or misuse by some customers to control the bill of compensati­on in order to protect the rights of the contractin­g parties.

In a related context, he noted that Munich Re aims to expand the MedNet network in EastAsia andAfrica,based on feasibilit­y studies.

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