7,846 Egyptian citizens abroad signed the first insurance policy for workers abroad within the first 4 days of its launch, according to a report received by the Minister of State for Immigration and Egyptian Affairs Abroad, the ambassador Nabila Makram.
According to the report, the number of Egyptians abroad who took out the insurance during the first day of activation of the insurance reached 1,119 citizens, and on the second day 2,300 citizens, while the number of subscribers on the third day reached reached 2,427 citizens, in addition to the number of subscribers on the fourth day, which amounted to 2,000 citizens.
The first insurance for Egyptians who work and reside abroad has started to be implemented, starting on Saturday, January 1, 2022.
The report monitored, according to a statement from the Ministry of Immigration, the reactions of Egyptians abroad who subscribe to the insurance on their knowledge, on its conditions and on the cases it covers.
Immigration Minister Nabila Makram said providing the first insurance for Egyptians traveling and residing overseas was a response to many requests from Egyptians overseas to provide insurance to cover death cases. either by accident or by natural death, to ensure a dignified return in these difficult times, without the need to present a certificate of insolvency or other documents.
Ambassador Nabila Makram added that coordination was carried out with the Ministry of the Interior, the Financial Supervisory Authority and the Egyptian Insurance Federation; Implement insurance with the participation of the Egyptian Association for Overseas Travel Insurance, which includes insurance companies scheduled to implement insurance, to extend the insurance umbrella for Egyptians abroad, in in line with the state strategy for obtaining insurance coverage in the market.
The minister explained that the insurance application mechanism, which was activated starting from Saturday 1 January 2022, is mainly based on the personal data of the insured whose name is mentioned in the work permit and passport and presented to the Group. Egyptian travel insurance abroad, which is the basis for contracting and an integral part of the insurance, by inserting the link Then register the required data, an email is sent to confirm the registration, then the Egyptian abroad enters their data and pays the insurance premium, which amounts to only Egyptian pounds 100 per year for all segments, through the electronic portal of Banque Misr.
Regarding the cases covered by the insurance coverage and the sums paid by the insurance group, in case of death in in the event of an accident the group is obliged to pay an amount of only 100,000 pounds, in how much the group bears the actual cost of preparing, shipping and transporting the body in homeland according to the documents presented to the group, then the rest of the amount is distributed to the legal heirs according to the genetic information that is presented to the group.
In the event of natural death, the association bears only the actual cost of preparing, shipping and transporting the body, which does not exceed 100,000 Egyptian pounds.
One of the insurance conditions is that the insured must be at least 65 years old, and upon the occurrence of an accident or death, the association is informed within seven days by the insured or his representative, via the site web of the association or by calling the association’s telephone, via e-mail, or the General Police Work Permit administration.
He submits to the Congregation all the medical reports, the death certificate and any documents relating to the accident and, if the insured or his representative fails to fulfill these obligations or delays in fulfilling them, his right to compensation deriving from tale accident lapsed unless it is clear from the circumstances that his delay was for an acceptable excuse.
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