Your children's coverage under the UN health insurance programmes

Did you know that your child may be eligible for coverage under a UN insurance programme until the end of the calendar year in which your child attains the age of 25?


All UN insurance programmes allow for this, provided that your child is not married or full-time employed.


If your child is in the age group of 21 – 25 and is neither full-time employed nor married, your child will be covered under the medical insurance until 31st December of the year in which he or she turns 25.


If your child is in the age group of 21 – 25 and is either full-time employed or married, you should, within 31 days of the event:

  •    advise the Health and Life Insurance Section ( of such change;
  •    complete actions on discontinuation of coverage through Umoja/ESS.


Children with disabilities may be eligible for continued coverage beyond the age of 25 years provided that they are certified disabled by the Medical Services Division. However, eligibility for health insurance coverage for disabled children shall cease as a result of emancipation, marriage, full-time employment or lapse of disability certification by the Medical Services Division. It is the staff member’s responsibility to ensure that disability certifications for his or her disabled child/children are up to date.


Further details are provided in the Information Circular: ST/IC/2019/14.