Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Improvements for SCA employees


For the first time in the history of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) a medical insurance plan has been established for its employees.

I was very proud to announce that the plan will be put into effect in January 2011. This insurance coverage, provided by Life Health Care, will ensure excellent medical care for the 32,000 SCA employees at well known medical centers and hospitals in Egypt. In the past the SCA employees had insurance coverage that they never used, because they were not able to afford to see the best doctors or visit the best hospitals. Instead, all the employees would donate money to anyone who was sick or needed to have an operation. Now thanks to this new medical plan, all the SCA employees will have access to the best medical care, and a prescription drug plan. Major General Sameh Khatab, head of the financial department at the SCA, has developed a payment plan so that 5% will be deducted from the monthly salary of each employee as a fee for the medical care, and the SCA will cover the remainder of the cost from grants and other funds.

The new medical coverage is part of a plan to develop an entire social insurance package for all SCA employees and their families.

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