The cooperative health insurance document approved by Ministerial Resolution No. (3/18/1R) dated 12/5/1439 AH
The Council of Cooperative Health Insurance (CCHI) rolled out its plan for unified health insurance that require private businesses to extend health insurance coverage to all employees and their families, including migrant workers, in several phases.
Decision No. 497 imposes a fee for temporary and seasonal visas and for the extension of residency permits for those types of work. The decree also establishes enforcement mechanisms and lists penalties for violators.
The Council of Ministers approved 38 amendments to the Saudi Arabia Labour Law which included prohibiting confiscation of migrant workers' passports and introducing or raising fines for employers who violate regulations such as failing to pay salaries on time.
Saudi Arabia signed an agreement with the Philippines regarding labour migration, especially in regards to standard employment contracts for domestic workers, payment of their wages directly into bank accounts and establishing mechanisms for 24-hour assistance. The agreement was signed in 2013, ratified in 2014, and entered into force on 7 May 2015. This agreement was seen as a significant milestone in the field of labor cooperation and in the protection and promotion of the rights of Household Service Workers, especially because this was the first agreement on domestic worker recruitment to be concluded in the region. In fact, this agreemnt has been used as a template in negotiating similar agreements with GCC countries.