Life and health insurance provider Takaful Emerat has launched Sehat Plan, a corporate health plan intended for low income workers.

The new plan covers risks of injury, illness and unexpected circumstances for manual labourers.

The insurer said that lower income employees between age of 18 to 65, living in the UAE including Abu Dhabi and the Northern Emirates are eligible for the new plan.

Takaful Emerat chief executive Gassan Marouche said this new offering will help those who are less fortunate and who are in utmost need of a plan that safeguards their health care needs.

"Based on our in-depth market research, we have designed a plan that covers risks of injury and illness and protects the workers if certain unforeseen circumstances occur," Marrouche said.