Daman to unveil its expansion plan soon

ABU DHABI — The national health insurance company, Daman, is giving finishing touches to its expansion plans that will see a roll-out of new products and services across the country.

By Nada S. Mussallam

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Published: Tue 8 May 2007, 8:40 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:21 AM

With an astounding 570,000 members signed up in just a year of its inception, Daman has become one of the largest health insurance companies in the GCC region.

The company's range of comprehensive health insurance schemes cater to both UAE nationals and residents,

Apart from UAE, Daman's international network covers 18 countries, including Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, Russia, Austria, Switzerland and India.

Daman's Chief Executive Officer Dr Michael Blitzer stated, "It's been a very successful year. We've achieved many milestones, such as half a million members and a tripling of our international network to 18 countries. I'm also extremely proud that we are helping to raise standards across the healthcare industry in the UAE, by associating with partners that maintain international standards."

Dr Blitzer said Daman is targeting an ambitious 17.5 per cent Emiratisation goal. Among the key achievements during the company's first year is the opening of four branches in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. "Every UAE resident deserves world-class healthcare. We will continue to strive for this as we enter our second year and remain focused on setting a regional benchmark for health insurance solutions," Dr Blitzer stated.

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