William Russell, an insurance firm, has expanded its global health, life and income protection insurance plans to Abu Dhabi after receiving authorisation by Health Authority Abu Dhabi.

The company’s dedicated Middle East office in Dubai will oversee the movement of the products into this territory.

Dubai Insurance Company, the underwriter of the global plans in the UAE region, has fully licensed the plans that will be provided for companies in Abu Dhabi as part of an employee benefit scheme.

Colin Ward, sales director for the Middle East region, said that DIC through the partnership with William Russell, will offer a package of international health, life and income protection plans.

"We’re delighted that the plans are now licensed for sale in Abu Dhabi, so we will be actively marketing the plans within the region for any discerning clients who demand quality, both in terms of product and service, with minimal restrictions and worldwide cover," Ward added.

William Russell provides health, travel and personal accident insurance, as well as group life and long-term disability insurance cover – benefits for the smaller employers.