Cabinet approves automatic renewal of expired health insurance cards

SourceJordan Times
SectorHealthcare
CountryJordan

AMMAN — The Cabinet on Wednesday approved to automatically renew expired health insurance cards for public employees and retirees whose value of health insurance subscription is deducted from them on a monthly basis until December 31, 2021, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. The decision also included the elderly who are over 60 years old, National Aid Fund (NAF) beneficiaries, the social safety net, and underprivileged families, until December 31, 2021. According to the decision, all the said groups will not be required to visit issuance offices. The decision included automatic renewal of medical exemptions for Jordanian patients suffering from chronic kidney failure. It also includes medical exemptions issued by the Health Insurance Department for patients who reside in the Gaza Strip, undergoing dialysis or being treated for cancer, until December 31, 2021. Similarly, patients who obtained previous approvals to receive medication will be able to procure medicines without needing to resort to a specialised technical committee, as a report by the treating...read more...