Jordan: Comprehensive health insurance scheme targeted to cover all citizens by 2024
Source: Middle East Insurance Review | Mar 2020
The Council of Ministers has approved the executive plan for comprehensive health insurance in Jordan, said media reports citing Health Minister Saad Jaber.
During a media briefing following a Cabinet session in February, Mr Jaber said the plan will be implemented gradually, expecting that all citizens in the kingdom will have health insurance by 2024, the Jordanian news agency, Petra, reported.
However, some items in the health insurance by-law must be amended to allow non-subscribers to benefit from health insurance, he said.
After amending relevant laws, every citizen whose monthly income is less than JOD300 ($423) will be fully covered by health insurance. Mr Jaber said studies will be implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Development and the National Aid Fund.
Citizens whose monthly salaries range between JOD300 and JOD1,000 will receive government subsidies on insurance premiums, ranging from 30-90% of the premiums, according to their incomes. Those with monthly salaries exceeding JOD1,000 will be required to pay the premiums fully. M
JOD1 = $1.41