Work in the private sector? Mandatory healthcare is coming!

Private sector companies in Oman will soon be required by law to provide health care to its employees. 

Right now, only nine per cent of Omanis and ten per cent of expatriates in the private sector are provided with health insurance. Oman’s Capital Market Authority (CMA) is currently drafting plans to introduce mandatory health insurance for all residents in the country after the Council of Ministers made recommendations to do so.

The CMA hopes to roll out the implementation gradually as it is still being legally reviewed and there's no specific date for this officially starting, but this is great news for anyone working in the private sector not currently covered!