The National Health Insurance Company- Daman, has announced that a newborn whose mother is insured within Daman’s Enhanced Plans will now be automatically insured, free of charge, until the expiry of the mother’s insurance plan. This new inclusion is now in effect as of the beginning of January 2011.
At the time of birth, parents will be required to enroll their newborns, who will be covered free of charge until the expiry of their mother’s insurance policy. At the renewal of the mother’s policy, babies will be renewed and charged the renewal premium for the next year.
Dr. Michael Bitzer, Daman’s Chief Executive Officer, commented: “With this new inclusion, we’re ensuring that babies avail the same benefits as their mothers from the first day they are born. We are delighted to introduce yet another advantage to Daman’s Enhanced Plans and hope that this new addition will act as a catalyst for the good health and wellbeing of both mother and child.”
This is not the first time Daman has taken newborns’ health and safety into consideration. In April 2010, Daman joined forces with the Abu Dhabi Corniche Hospital, an Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) facility, supporting it with its new policy whereby every newborn discharged will ride home in his/her first protective, infant car seat. Daman donated 7000 car-seats made by the European manufacturer, “Maxi-Cosi”, to Corniche Hospital, of which around 4000 have been provided to new parents so far. The car seats’ initiative falls under the guidance of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Supreme Chairperson of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), and Chairperson of the UAE General Women's Union.