Change in reimbursement currency under UN WWP and UN MIP
In order to ensure the sustainability of our self-funded health insurance plans and in accordance with the existing policy, please note the following changes relating to the currency of claims reimbursements under both UN MIP and UN Worldwide Plan:
- Claims incurred in LBP for services rendered starting Tuesday 1st June 2021 will be reimbursed in USD, converted at the exchange rate from SAYRAFA BDL (Central Bank) on the date of the service and transferred into your USD bank account.
- Claims incurred in LBP for services rendered before Tuesday 1st June 2021 will be reimbursed in USD, converted at the UN exchange rate and transferred into your USD bank account.
- Claims incurred in USD will continue to be reimbursed in USD and transferred into your USD bank account.
With this change, UN MIP participants will no longer receive reimbursements through pay file after 31st May 2021. All reimbursements for member claims will be paid through bank transfers by Cigna instead. UN Worldwide Plan participants already receive reimbursements through bank transfers and will continue to do so.
Should you have both USD and LBP invoices, we advise you to submit separate claims for each currency.
As you might have questions related to this change, we kindly invite you to read this FAQ document: FAQs_Member claims incurred in Lebanon.
The Administration will closely follow the situation in Lebanon and review this change in December 2022.