UAE Health Insurance Market Report by Type (Individual, Group), Service Provider (Public, Private) 2024-2032

UAE Health Insurance Market Report by Type (Individual, Group), Service Provider (Public, Private) 2024-2032

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Market Overview:

The UAE health insurance market size reached US$ 8.2 Billion in 2023. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 14.6 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 6.4% during 2024-2032. The increasing prevalence of chronic diseases among the masses, continual technological advancements and digitization in healthcare processes, and the growing awareness among individuals regarding the benefits of health insurance are among the key factors driving the market growth.

Report Attribute
 Key Statistics 
Base Year
Forecast Years
Historical Years
Market Size in 2023
US$ 8.2 Billion
Market Forecast in 2032
US$ 14.6 Billion
Market Growth Rate (2024-2032) 6.4%

Health insurance is a financial arrangement that provides coverage for medical expenses incurred by individuals or groups. It functions as a contract between the insured and an insurance company or government program, wherein the policyholder pays regular premiums in exchange for comprehensive or partial coverage of medical costs. Health insurance offers protection against the high expenses associated with healthcare, including doctor visits, hospitalization, surgeries, prescription medications, and preventive services. It ensures that individuals have access to necessary medical care without facing exorbitant out-of-pocket costs. Health insurance plays a vital role in promoting affordable and accessible healthcare, offering peace of mind and financial security to individuals and families in times of illness or injury.




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The increasing prevalence of chronic diseases among the masses is driving the market in UAE. Additionally, the influx of expatriates and foreign workers in the UAE has fueled the demand for health insurance since employers are often required to provide health insurance coverage for their employees, attracting international insurance providers to enter the market. Furthermore, ongoing technological advancements, such as the adoption of digital platforms for insurance services, have improved accessibility and convenience, further augmenting the growth of the health insurance market in the UAE. Besides, the growing awareness among individuals regarding the benefits of health insurance through educative campaigns improved accessibility to information, and the influence of social media has contributed to increased awareness and understanding of health insurance in the UAE.

UAE Health Insurance Market Trends/Drivers:

Increasing government initiatives

The government of UAE is taking proactive steps to improve healthcare accessibility and affordability through various regulations and mandates. These initiatives have made it compulsory for employers to provide health insurance coverage to their employees, ensuring a wider population base covered by insurance. This has led to an increased demand for health insurance plans across the country. Furthermore, the government has also worked on enhancing healthcare infrastructure, introducing advanced medical technologies, and promoting medical tourism, which is creating a positive market outlook. Additionally, by improving the quality and availability of healthcare services, the government aims to enhance the overall healthcare ecosystem, which indirectly supports the health insurance market. Also, the government has undertaken educational initiatives and awareness campaigns to inform individuals about the importance of health insurance, thus contributing to its growth.

Rising healthcare expenditure

The escalating healthcare costs are significantly impacting the UAE health insurance market. As healthcare costs continue to rise, individuals and businesses recognize the need for financial protection against expensive medical treatments. This fuels the demand for health insurance as the masses are seeking coverage mediums that can help alleviate the burden of healthcare expenses. Moreover, numerous top insurance providers are expanding the coverage and benefits offered in their plans in an attempt to provide policyholders with comprehensive coverage that includes a wide range of medical services, treatments, and medications. This ensures that individuals have access to quality medical facilities. Also, insurance providers explore innovative reimbursement models, such as value-based care and bundled payment systems, which is further augmenting the market.

UAE Health Insurance Industry Segmentation:

IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each segment of the UAE health insurance market report, along with forecasts for the period 2024-2032. Our report has categorized the market based on type and service provider.

Breakup by Type:




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  • Individual
  • Group

Group represents the most widely used type.

The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the type. This includes Individual and group. According to the report, group represented the largest segment.

The group type dominates the UAE health insurance market since it caters to organizations, associations, and other clusters, providing coverage for their members or employees. This leads to a diverse array of plans with varying benefits, deductibles, and premium structures, offering the masses more choices that align with their specific needs. Also, group health insurance plans often provide more affordable coverage compared to individual plans. The plans can be customized to suit the specific needs of the group.

On the other hand, the individual type has resulted in a wider array of health insurance options for individuals in the UAE. Insurance providers now offer a range of individual health insurance plans with various coverage levels, benefits, and premium structures. This is empowering individuals to select a plan that aligns with their specific healthcare needs and budget.

Breakup by Service Provider:

  • Public 
  • Private

Private accounts for the majority of the market share

A detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the service provider has also been provided in the report. This includes public and private. According to the report, the private segment accounted for the largest market share.

The private service provider has played a dominant role in a greater diversity of health insurance options for individuals and businesses. It offers a wide array of plans with different coverage levels, benefits, and pricing structures. This allows consumers to choose from a variety of options that best suit their healthcare needs and financial capabilities. Moreover, the private insurer often invests in technology, digital platforms, and streamlined processes to enhance customer experiences and focus on customer-centric services and improved service quality. They strive to provide efficient claims processing, personalized support, and convenient access to healthcare services, thereby raising the overall service standards in the market.

On the contrary, the public service provider plays a crucial role in implementing mandatory health insurance regulations. The rapid expansion of the public sector focuses on promoting equitable coverage across the population and also ensures accessible healthcare for citizens and residents in the UAE.

Competitive Landscape:

The key players in the market have made several innovations and advancements to meet the evolving demands of consumers and businesses. Market players have introduced various digital initiatives to enhance customer experiences and streamline processes. They offer online portals and mobile applications that allow customers to manage their policies, access healthcare providers, and submit claims digitally. They have established a network of healthcare providers and facilities across the UAE, ensuring policyholders have a wide range of options. Health insurers offer online platforms for policy management, claims submission, and policy renewal and have introduced telemedicine services, allowing policyholders to access virtual consultations with healthcare professionals. Also, leading players have introduced innovative insurance products and services to cater to the evolving needs of individuals and businesses, while offering specialized plans, such as maternity coverage, critical illness coverage, and group insurance solutions.

UAE Health Insurance Market Report Scope:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Units US$ Billion
Scope of the Report Exploration of Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Catalysts and Challenges, Segment-Wise Historical and Predictive Market Assessment:
  • Type
  • Service Provider
Product Types Covered Individual, Group
Service Providers Covered Public, Private
Customization Scope 10% Free Customization
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Delivery Format PDF and Excel through Email (We can also provide the editable version of the report in PPT/Word format on special request)

Key Benefits for Stakeholders:

  • IMARC’s report offers a comprehensive quantitative analysis of various market segments, historical and current market trends, market forecasts, and dynamics of the UAE health insurance market from 2018-2032.
  • The research study provides the latest information on the market drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the UAE health insurance market.
  • Porter's five forces analysis assist stakeholders in assessing the impact of new entrants, competitive rivalry, supplier power, buyer power, and the threat of substitution. It helps stakeholders to analyze the level of competition within the UAE health insurance industry and its attractiveness.
  • Competitive landscape allows stakeholders to understand their competitive environment and provides an insight into the current positions of key players in the market.

Key Questions Answered in This Report

The UAE health insurance market was valued at US$ 8.2 Billion in 2023.

We expect the UAE health insurance market to exhibit a CAGR of 6.4% during 2024-2032.

The growing prevalence of several chronic diseases, along with the launch of insurance policies by government bodies to safeguard individuals from exorbitant medical bills, is primarily driving the UAE health insurance market.

The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the growing demand for health insurance across the nation that offers considerable flexibility in terms of diagnosing and treating the coronavirus infection.

Based on the type, the UAE health insurance market can be segmented into individual and group. Currently, group holds the majority of the total market share.

Based on the service provider, the UAE health insurance market has been divided into public and private, where private currently exhibits a clear dominance in the market.

Some of the major players in the UAE health insurance market include AXA Gulf Insurance, Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company (ADNIC), Emirates Insurance Company, Oman Insurance Company, etc.

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