Dubai: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) on Tuesday said three more insurance companies will provide Essential Basic Package (EBP) under the mandatory insurance scheme. These companies will be added to the existing list of nine insurance companies authorised by the authority.

The Dubai Health Insurance Law No 11 of 2013 was adopted under the directives of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

According to the Dubai Health Insurance Law that came into effect in January 2014, the legal liability for every sponsor is to provide an essential benefits plan insurance package that costs Dh550 to Dh650.