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2014 Guide to Cerner UAE Benefits


Simplicity, choice and flexibility in addressing your health care, life, time and financial needs Our Approach Cerner offers a comprehensive set of benefits to address your physical, financial and emotional health. At Cerner, we believe the foundation for a successful career starts with a variety of health, time, finance and life options that meet your needs while supporting a healthy lifestyle. You are eligible to enroll in Cerner Benefits on your first day of employment.

Eligibility Eligibility for Cerner Benefits will vary by benefit. Generally, most associates will be eligible for Benefits. If a benefit provides coverage for a dependent the eligible dependents will generally include your spouse and eligible children.

your choice anywhere in the world. Coverage levels and payment responsibilities may differ depending on the country in which you access care.

Your health coverage begins on your first day of employment and is available to you and eligible dependents. Within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) use the Saudi Arabian Insurance Company (SAICO) network card to receive your best benefits. This coverage is in addition to your Cigna global health care. Through SAICO, you’ll receive top-notch, hassle-free health care while in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Oman. If you stay in-network, your medical expenses are covered at 100 percent. Which means no bills and no claims to file.

Health Your health and wellness play an important role in your everyday life, and it is important to be able to receive quality and timely medical care, no matter when– or where, you need it. The Cigna health plan provides you access to care in the event of a routine or emergency medical situation. Your Cigna health benefits provide portable and comprehensive medical coverage that offers you the flexibility to access care from the provider of

If you need health care outside the SAICO network, use your CIGNA ID card. Payment can be handled in two ways. You can call Cigna to get a guarantee of payment before an appointment. Or you can simply pay upfront and file a claim for reimbursement using a CIGNA claim form. Either way, you’ll get the care that’s best for you no matter where life takes you.

Wellness In order to promote healthy lifestyles, Cerner offers a variety of wellness benefits including: 

Flu Shot Reimbursement

Steps challenge

Wellness classes

These wellness programs offer a variety of incentives to encourage you and your family to achieve optimal health goals. To track your progress and create a personal health record log into Cerner Health.

Dental and Vision The Cigna plan covers dental preventative care at 100%, basic care at 80% and major care at 50%. Eye exams are covered at 100% once per year and supplies are covered up to US $1000 per 12 months.

Health Club Reimbursement Cerner encourages healthy lifestyles and offers a health club reimbursement program for athletic club membership dues at approved facilities. Associates may be reimbursed for 50% of monthly fees up to a maximum of AED 2310 per year.

Cerner Middle East FZ-LLC / The Office Park / Building No. P 116 / 3rd Floor / TECOM ZONE / Dubai UAE / HRServiceCenter@cerner.com This is a brief overview of Cerner’s benefit plans. For complete Plan details including eligibility requirements, see the Plan Documents on the HR Service Center Knowledge Base. To review HR Policies (Time Off, Reimbursement, Absence and Leaves, etc) please see the Policies and Procedures section of the Knowledge Base.


About Healthe Living at Cerner As a purchaser of health care you have the right to information, quality care, expedited reimbursement and increased convenience. You and your family should feel empowered and have the tools to actively manage all aspects of your health.

Cerner is setting new standards for consumer-driven health care. By accessing the tools and services Cerner offers you will create and enhance the connections you need to make the best health care choices for you and your family.

Time, Life and Finance Time Off Annual leave time at the rate of 22 days per year will be available to each associate on date of hire. Annual leave allows for time off from work for rest, relaxation, vacation, personal holidays, illnesses and other personal time with pay. Vacation days are accrued on a weekly basis.

UAE Holidays New Year’s Day Prophet’s Birthday Leilat al-Meiraj Eid Al Fitr Eid Al Fitr 2nd Day

Cerner recognizes 11 public holidays per year when the offices will officially be closed. Leaves Cerner’s success is a result of the full commitment each associate makes to our vision. Occasionally associates experience situations that require them to be away from their work. Cerner provides a comprehensive set of absence policies to allow associates the ability to balance personal and work needs– including illness, funeral and bereavement time, office closing, personal leave and other time away from work.

Eid Al Fitr 3rd Day Eid Al Adha Eid Al Adha 2nd Day Eid Al Adha 3rd Day New Hijry Year National Day

Cerner’s sick leave policy allows eligible associates to be absent from work while maintaining continuity of service during periods of sick leave. Paid sick leave is provided to you by Cerner when you are absent from work due to your own personal illness or injury.

Providing you satisfy all the qualifying conditions, Paid Sick Leave is an earnings replacement benefit. Cerner’s Paid Sick Leave is inclusive of any statutory wage to which you may be entitled, and is not in addition to statutorily required wages or any other illness policy. Please notify your manager of your sickness at a minimum within one hour of your normal scheduled work day on the first day of incapacity. Upon your fourth day out of the office, you are required to submit a medical certificate, in the form of the Extended Medical Leave of Absence Authorization Form from your attending physician. In the event you fail to do so, Cerner will assume that you have been absent from work without justification, wherein the company will then be entitled to take appropriate disciplinary action.


Tuition Reimbursement Cerner encourages all full time associates to continually develop and enhance their skills through ongoing education. Cerner may reimburse associates for the expense associated with educational and skill-building courses offered through approved institutions (generally meaning an established, accredited college or institution of higher learning, including technical schools) when the course of study is determined to be of direct benefit to the associate in his or her career at Cerner. Associates will be reimbursed for expenses up to AED 11500 for undergraduate coursework and AED 18500 for graduate coursework per calendar year. Children’s Education Assistance Cerner may reimburse associates for the expenses associated with their children’s primary education

offered through approved institutions in the UAE (generally meaning an established, accredited primary school). Cerner will reimburse up to 100% of the first AED 35,000 and up to 70% of remaining amounts with a maximum of AED 90,000 per child per school year.

by Zurich aims to provide a lump sum life assurance benefit to the family and/or estate in the event of an associate’s death. Cerner pays the entire premium for your coverage which is equal to 2 times your annual base salary up to $300,000. Associate Assistance Program

Travel Life & Emergency Medical Insurance 

Premium paid by Cerner

Emergency Medical services while traveling for Cerner business

Coverage for all associates when traveling outside of country of employment

This is in addition to your primary health or national health insurance

Life Insurance The Life Insurance scheme provided

The associate assistance program (EAP) provides pre-paid counseling services for the associate or the associate’s family. Free confidential counseling sessions are included to help associates and their family members resolve personal problems which may affect their health, personal well-being or job performance..

Additional Benefits 

End of Service Payment

Long Term Service Award

Personal Leave of Absence


Cerner Middle East FZ-LLC / The Office Park / Building No. P 116 / 3rd Floor / TECOM ZONE / Dubai UAE / HRServiceCenter@cerner.com

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