EC3 Brokers MEA has partnered with the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority (DIFCA) to establish a group health scheme that facilitates the development of a cost-effective health insurance programme for its registered companies operating within the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
The scheme will provide participating companies of the DIFC access to health insurance for their employees and dependants and will specifically support SMEs in gaining access to high-level health benefit plans while streamlining their costs to be more comprehensive and reasonable.
The scheme is the first of its kind to be developed in Dubai’s international financial centre and will be available to over 2,400 active registered firms within the DIFC, providing health insurance to 25,600 employees.
As an appointed consultant to the DIFCA, EC3 Brokers will facilitate the tendering process and shortlist insurers’ participation, while following applicable regulatory requirements and any instructions from the DIFCA within the agreed terms of the partnership.
Steve Hart, SEO of EC3 Brokers MEA, said: “As a leading reinsurance broker and consultant within the MEA region, we are excited to announce the launch of this health insurance scheme alongside the DIFC. This is a bespoke offering in Dubai and one that we hope will serve the DIFC and its members well. We look forward to increasing our footprint in the Middle East by delivering on such a promising project.”
Serge Calfa, Regional Director – Treaty of EC3 Brokers MEA, said: “EC3 Brokers is uniquely positioned within the region to draw on its experience in all relevant fields such as reinsurance, health insurance and various activities in managing and servicing the complete value chain of health care and risk-taking businesses and supporting the DIFCA with achieving its vision.”
Arif Amiri, CEO of DIFC Authority, said: “This agreement paves the way for DIFC to provide clients with a new benefit that adds value, saves them money and provides a high level of health insurance cover. We look forward to working with EC3 Brokers to deliver this insurance policy to our clients.”
Danny Driscoll, CEO of EC3 Brokers, added: “This is another exciting venture and opportunity for EC3 Brokers. This new partnership with the DIFCA enables us to continue satisfying our clients’ needs and expectations, while positioning EC3 Brokers as a consultant within the reinsurance industry.”