Health Trends Insights – Deep Dive

Top regulatory updates across the Middle East and North Africa region

Learn how to turn challenges around regulatory updates into opportunities for organizations to create happier, healthier and more resilient workforces.

With rising medical trend rates in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, and claims activity that is once again trending upwards, businesses are experiencing challenges navigating such a dynamic health and benefits landscape. According to 62% of insurers (MMB Health Trends Insights 2022), claims activity will be higher in 2022 than it was before the pandemic, which is why it’s vital for employers to strike a balance between managing rising healthcare costs while still providing benefits that employees will value and utilize more efficiently.  

One of the challenges that businesses face are the regulatory updates that have been, or will soon be, introduced in countries across the region. While changes to legislation concerning employee health and benefits can contribute to increased medical costs for employers, new regulations can also present businesses with opportunities to diversify their benefit offerings in order to retain, attract and engage top talent.

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