BALSAM – Cooperative Health Insurance – Group Plans

BALSAM – Cooperative Health Insurance – Group Plans

Tawuniya

The Company for Cooperative Insurance (Tawuniya) was established as a Saudi Joint Stock Company by the Royal Decree No. M/5 dated 17.4.1405H in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It was registered on 18/1/1986 as per C.R. No. 1010061695. A paid-up capital of SR 1,000,000,000 and a huge annual premium income have made Tawuniya the leading insurance company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Tawuniya transacts insurance business in accordance with the “Cooperative Insurance Concept” as the Islamically accepted substitute for commercial insurance.

Cooperative Health Insurance

The Royal decree No. M/10 was issued on 1/5/1420H corresponding to 13/8/1999 stipulating the compulsory application of the Cooperative Health Insurance Act on all foreign workers in Saudi Arabia. The Executive Regulations of this Act was issued by the Minister of Health in Resolution No. 460/23/I dated 27/3/1423H. The resolution identifies those concerned with this insurance, i.e. all non-Saudis residing in the Kingdom and their eligible family members with valid resident permits. It is expected that the Act will be applied on Saudi citizens as well. The Act was put into effect during June 2005. The Cooperative Health Insurance Council has coordinated with the Passport Department and the Ministry of Labor to link the issuance and renewal of foreign worker permits with health insurance as well as exit and entry visa. The implementation of the Act was performed on a gradual basis within the framework of phases stated in the Act. The first phase began by clear illustration and familiarization to businessmen, then followed by a limited suspension of Residence Permits in the second phase. Upon completion of implementation phases, issuance of Residence Permits will be stopped fully and will be linked with obtaining the compulsory health insurance.

Why medical insurance is important to you?

Your establishment’s staff is your real capital. They assume the entire responsibility of work and production, thus producing your profits. Definitely, the provision of healthcare to these employees is a necessity to improve their overall performance and upgrade their level of satisfaction. To avoid the expensive medical treatment required by your employees and their eligible dependants in private hospitals, the Cooperative Health Insurance provides them with the medical treatment required through a pre-determined lump sum paid as insurance contribution at the commencement of each insurance year. The Medical insurance assists you to avoid any sudden costs of sickness requiring extra huge amounts. It prevents the allocation of huge sums – which may be invested – to provide needed medical treatment if you choose an option other than insurance. Moreover, the administrative burdens of managing healthcare services offered to your staff may be avoided by transferring them to Tawuniya, which will assume the responsibility of coordinating with the approved healthcare providers.

Balsam Medical Insurance from Tawuniya

In our efforts to support our clients in fulfilling the requirements of the new Compulsory Health Insurance Act, and providing comprehensive healthcare for your employees, Tawuniya has designed Balsam plan for cooperative health insurance. Balsam provides, at special rates, the insurance covers and health services imposed under the Act. Tawuniya has designed other Balsam Plans with extra covers and services that would surely give better advantages for company employees and their dependents. Through the Balsam plans, Tawuniya will provide you and your employees with services backed with 20 years of experience in managing health insurance. Utilizing its highly specialized team of medical doctors and professionals in the health industry, Tawuniya will provide you and your staff with professional managed healthcare through its wide network of approved medical providers.

Why Balsam with Tawuniya?

• Provided by Tawuniya, the leading Saudi insurance company with a proven track record in the management of medical insurance plans.

• Tawuniya Medical & Takaful insurance staff are comprised mostly of medical doctors and professionals in the health industry.

• Network includes more than 1,000 medical providers throughout the Kingdom and numbers of international providers contracted as per expatriate’s nationalities.

• Utilizes advanced information system for the provision of instant services with no administrative cost.

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Table of Benefits

Benefit Class BALSAM DIRECT BALSAM BALSAM GOLD

Eligibility/maximum age limit Employee/wife, spouse, & children: 0 – 25 yrs. Employee/wife, spouse, &

children: 0 – 25 yrs. Employee/wife, spouse, &

children: 0 – 25 yrs.

Type of Cover In/out-patient In/out-patient In/out-patient

Maximum Benefit Limit per each person per policy year SR. 500,000 SR. 500,000 SR. 500,000

Out-Patient medical expenses: – Deductible/co-insurance (percentage payable by beneficiary per each visit inclusive of all procedures required by the doctor including consultation, examination and medicine and not for each procedure separately)

20% deductible

for each out patient visit SR. 100 max.

10%, 15% or 20% deductible for each out

patient visit Nil or SR. 100 max.

Nil, 10%, 15% or 20% deductible for each out

patient visit Nil or SR. 100 max.

Max. limit of out patient doctor’s/consulting fees: – At *PPN: Full Cover Full Cover Full Cover

In-Patient expenses:

– Deductible/Co-insurance None None None

– Max. room & board limit at *PPN Shared RoomSR. 600 max. Private Room, Shared Room

SR. 600 max. Normal Suite, Private Room

Normal delivery benefit PSPY: (in case the beneficiary is employed by married-status contract)

SR. 15,000 max. during the

policy period

SR. 15,000 max. during the policy period

SR. 15,000 max. during the policy period

Complication of delivery/pregnancy and all pre/post natal care PSPY (in case the beneficiary is employed by married-status contract)

Covered up to policy maximum

limit

Covered up to policy maximum

limit

Covered up to policy maximum

limit

Premature born babies Covered up to policy maximum limit Covered up to policy

maximum limit Covered up to policy

maximum limit

Circumcision for male new born babies SR. 500 SR. 500 SR. 500

Vaccination of children as per MOH specification Covered Covered Covered

Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Covered Covered Covered

Pre-existing and chronic medical conditions Covered Covered Covered

Physiotherapy Treatment Covered Covered Covered

Companion expenses of children less than 12 years Covered Covered Covered

Local road ambulance service Covered Covered Covered

Ears piercing for female new born babies SR. 300 SR. 300 SR. 300

Life threatening congenital illness Covered Covered Covered

Expenses of complication of cardiac valve replacement SR. 70,000 SR. 70,000 SR. 70,000

Organ transplant benefit (in KSA only) Not Covered Covered Covered

Treatment of illness due to allergy Covered Covered Covered

Expenses of organs donation operation for the donor SR. 50,000 SR. 50,000 SR. 50,000

Expenses of zahimer disease SR. 15,000 SR. 15,000 SR. 15,000

Expenses of Autism desease SR. 15,000 SR. 15,000 SR. 15,000

New born babies national preventive program SR. 100,000 SR. 100,000 SR. 100,000

Obstruction conditions SR. 100,000 SR. 100,000 SR. 100,000

Kidney Dialysis benefit SR. 100,000 SR. 100,000 SR. 100,000

Acute cases of psychiatric treatment SR. 15,000 SR. 15,000 SR. 15,000

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Benefit Class BALSAM DIRECT BALSAM BALSAM GOLD

Dental Benefit:

Maximum limit per person per policy year: SR 2,000 max.

during the policy (for teeth extraction, Amalgam/composite

(non-cosmetic) fillings, Root Canal treatment and Gum

treatment only)

SR 2,000 or SR 3,000 max. during the policy

(for teeth extraction, Amalgam/composite

(non-cosmetic) fillings, Root Canal treatment and Gum

treatment only)

SR 2,000 or SR 3,000 or SR 5,000 max.

during the policy (for teeth extraction, Amalgam composite

(non-cosmetic) fillings, Root Canal treatment and Gum

treatment and cleaning once PPPY only)

Optical Benefit:

Maximum limit per person per policy year SR. 400 max.during the policy year SR. 400 max.

during the policy year

SR. 400 , SR. 1,000 , SR. 1,500 or SR. 2,000 max. during the

policy year

Optical frame

For normal lenses (excluding contact lenses) when

prsecribed by the attending physician as medically

necessary)

Covered

For normal lenses (excluding contact lenses) when

prsecribed by the attending physician as medically

necessary)

Covered

For normal lenses (excluding contact lenses) when

prsecribed by the attending physician as medically

necessary)

SR. 400 PPPY

Hearing tests and Optical examinations benefit: (if prescribed by the attending physician as medically necessary)

Covered Covered Covered

Hearing Aids Benefit: (if prescribed by the attending physician as medically necessary)

SR. 6,000 SR. 6,000 SR. 6,000

Repatriation of mortal remains to home country Maximum limit per person: SR. 10,000 SR. 10,000

Covered up to policy maximum

Claims Administration:

– At PPN Direct Billing basis Direct Billing basis Direct Billing basis

– At Non-PPN Reimbursement basis subject

to similar Net PPN cost in KSA

Reimbursement basis subject to similar Net PPN cost in

KSA

Reimbursement basis subject to similar Net PPN cost in

KSA

World-wide Health Assistance Not available Not available Medex Plus

Other Services:

Special Hotline Service: Available Available Available

Approval Required /Out-patient: Yes(exceeding SR. 500) Yes

(exceeding SR. 1,000) No

Approval Required /In-patient: Yes Yes Yes

Open Providers Network: Allowed – as perAgreed rating Allowed – as per

Agreed rating Allowed – as per

Agreed rating

Preferred Provider Network Network 4 According tothe selected network Network Gold

Territorial Scope Of Cover Cover in-KSA; extended to out of KSA for emergency & non-emergency medical treatment whilst on business trip or vacation, not exceeding 90 days PPPY as follows: • Emergency treatment out of KSA: covered 100% on actual expenses up to first SR. 50,000 and any cost over above is covered

subject to the cost of similar medical procedures, treatment and medications at appointed medical providers In-KSA. • Non emergency treatment out of KSA: covered up 100% of the actual cost subject to reasonable & customary cost of similar

medical procedures, treatment and medications at member’s appointed medical providers In-KSA.

Important Note • Treatment outside KSA to be at Tawuniya-Outside-KSA PPN wherever applicable. • * PPN shall mean “Preferred Provider Network In-KSA”. • * PPPY shall mean “Per Person Per Year”.

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Limitations & Exclusions

Balsam Plans do not cover claims arising from the following:

1. Intentional self-inflicted injury.

2. Ailments arising out of abuse of certain medicine, stimulants or depressants or by the use of alcohol, narcotics

and the like.

3. Cosmetic surgery or treatment unless necessitated by an accidental bodily injury not otherwise excluded in this

Section.

4. General health examinations, vaccinations, drugs or prophylactics which are not required for medical treatment

of an ailment provided for herein (excluding the preventive measures specified by the Ministry of Health such

as vaccinations, maternity care and child care).

5. Treatment which the Insured Person receives without charge.

6. Convalescence and general physical health programs and treatment at social care centers.

7. Any ailment or injury arising as a direct result of the Insured Person’s occupation.

8. The treatment of any venereal or sexually transmitted disease that are medically recognized.

9. Medical expenses for the treatment period following the diagnosis of the HIV (Human Immune Deficiency

Virus) and / or HIV related ailment including AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) and or any mutant,

derivative or variation thereof.

10. All services and treatments related to dental implants or prosthesis or orthodontics or bridges fixed or moving,

except occasioned by violent external means.

11. All tests for sight and hearing correction and audiovisual aids, unless ordered by a licensed physician.

12. Transportation of the Insured Person in and within cities of the Kingdom by non-licensed means of transport.

13. Hair loss, alopecia or wigs.

14. Any psychiatric treatment or nervous or mental disorder, except for acute cases, as per the policy schedule.

15. Allergy testing of any nature, other than those relating to the medicine or diagnosis or treatment.

16. Devices, medicines, procedures and / or hormone treatment related to birth control, contraception or conception,

sterility, impotency or infertility, and in-vitro fertilization or any other artificial insemination procedures.

17. Any congenital weakness or deformity, unless it is life threatening or the insured person.

18. Any additional costs or expenses incurred by the companion of the Insured Person during his in-patient or stay

at the hospital, except room and board in a hospital for one companion, such as the mother accompanying her

child up to 12 years of age or as required by medical necessity at the sole discretion of the treating physician.

19. Acne treatment or obesity or overweight related treatment, except the covered medicine.

20. Any cases of organ and bone marrow transplantation or implantation of any prosthetic devices replacing an

organ wholly or partially.

21. Personal risks contained in the definition section of this document.

22. Alternative medicine medication and models of treatment.

23. Artificial limbs and helping limbs, except the required insured cases subject to medical decision by the accredit

CCHI health center.

24. Natural changes of menopause insured and includes changes of menopause.

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Balsam plans do not cover the health benefits and repatriation of mortal remains to home country in case of

claims arising directly from:

1. War, invasion, acts of foreign enemy, hostilities (whether war be declared or not) and civil war.

2. Ionizing radiation by radioactivity from any nuclear fuel or from any nuclear waste from the combustion of nuclear fuel.

3. The radioactive, toxic, explosive or other hazardous properties of any explosive nuclear assembly or nuclear component thereof.

4. The Insured Person engaging in or taking part in armed forces or police service or operation.

5. Riots, strikes, terrorism or any similar acts.

6. Chemical, biological or bacteriological accidents or reactions if resulting from work injuries or due to vocational risks.

Eligibility of Balsam Plans

• All employees who are actually on the job. • Husband or wife. • Infant from birth. • Children residing in KSA and not exceeding 25 years (unmarried). • Unmarried and unemployed daughters, widows and divorcees of the insured person.

To Obtain Balsam

Tawuniya has prepared competitive prices you have to pay to obtain this wide range of benefits plans.

Submit the completed ‘Balsam Group Plans Application Form’ available at all Tawuniya Branches and Offices. The quote will be provided at the earliest time with all the essentials of Balsam Plan as a potential CCHI medical policy with Medical & Takaful Insurance, Tawuniya. Tel. 9200 19990 P.O. Box 86959 Riyadh 11632

In the case of acceptance, the policyholders pays the prescribed contribution, and then the Balsam Cooperative Health Insurance Policy is issued. The Company will grant each beneficiary a Balsam Medical Card. The card has to be presented to the approved medical provider during each visit in order to receive medical services. Upon doing so, the beneficiary is provided with the required medical treatment and Tawuniya’s account is directly billed by the medical provider. The beneficiary will only pay the deductible or expenses of medical services not included in the insurance cover or those in excess of the benefit limit.

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