The December 31 deadline to obtain mandatory health insurance cover has been postponed, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has said.

In a statement sent to Arabian Business, the DHA said insurance companies would be allowed to accept health insurance applications in to 2017.

Sources said a new deadline had yet to be finalised, and that residents that fail to register for the mandatory scheme by December 31 – the original deadline – would not face fines.
The DHA had said earlier that a $136.24 (AED500) per month penalty would be charged for failing to meet the deadline… see more

source: arabianbusiness