Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today announced a new insurance scheme for 10.22 lakh government employees for the next four years for the period July one, 2016 to June 30, 2020. An official statement here said, the insurance scheme for government employees, which was being implemented since 2012 through United India Insurance, expired on June 30 this year.
Following this, the Chief Minister ordered to put in place an insurance scheme for the next four years with additional benefits to government employees. ”After following the open tender process and inviting applications from public sector insurance companies, United India Insurance has been selected for the scheme”, the statement said and added that the scheme was approved by the Chief Minister.
Highlighting the benefits of the new scheme, it said the insurance cover has been fixed at Rs four lakh for four years for the family of government employees, while the amount sanctioned to certain treatments for cancer and organ transplant, had been increased to Rs 7.50 lakh. The release said dependents of government employees with 40 per cent disability would be benefited by the scheme without any age ceiling. ”During mishaps, if the victim is admitted to a hospital which is not covered by the scheme, still he/she can avail the benefits”, the statement said.
The scheme would cover government employees, public sector employees, staff members of boards, university employees and their family members for the next four years, it added. A total of 10.22 lakh government employees and their families would be benefitted by the scheme. While each employee has to pay Rs 180 per year as premium, the government would pay its share of Rs 17.90 crore to the insurance company.