UHG Expands Coverage to Middle East Workers

UnitedHealth Group's international division has expanded health insurance coverage to employers that have workers in the Middle East.

UnitedHealth Group, Inc., said Wednesday that it has partnered with a Dubai-based insurance company to offer coverage to workers in the Middle East.

The partnership was formed between UnitedHealthcare International-the international business of Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group-and Al Sagr National Insurance Company.

UnitedHealthcare's Global Solutions expatriate health insurance program, which serves employers with workers based internationally, will now cover members in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Qatar, the Sultanate of Oman, the Republic of Lebanon, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Kuwait.

“In the Middle East, we are helping people to live healthier lives by working to prevent diabetes, modernize hospitals, and provide primary and emergency care,” Simon Stevens, UnitedHealth Group's global health president, said in a statement. “Providing comprehensive global health coverage for expatriates and employers is an important next step.”

UnitedHealth Group is Minnesota's largest public company based on revenue, which totaled $101.9 billion in 2011.