Health insurance in India: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

J&K becomes first Indian state to issue highest number of golden cards under Ayushman Bharat scheme

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has become the first state in India to issue highest number of golden cards under Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY). Over 11 lakh golden cards have been generated within first 90 days of the launch of the scheme with 60% families having at least one golden card which is ..

Haryana Launches Insurance Schemes for Small Traders

The Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar launched two insurance schemes for registered small and medium traders in the State. The two schemes launched were Mukhyamantri Vyapari Samuhik Niji Durghatna Beema Yojana and Mukhyamantri Vyapari Kshatipurti Beema Yojana. About the Schemes An insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh would be provided under the Mukhyamantri ..

Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) tiews up with SBI for DBT facility

The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has partnered with State Bank of India (SBI) for direct transfer of benefits electronically into bank accounts of all stakeholders. As per pact, SBI will provide e-payment services directly to bank accounts of all ESIC beneficiaries and payees without any manual intervention as an integrated and automated process. The ..

Punjab government rolls ‘Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana’ health insurance scheme

To mark the 75th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, the Punjab government has rolled out a mega health insurance scheme named ‘Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana’. It will cover 76% of the state’s population. The scheme has clubbed with the Centre’s health insurance scheme titled ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) ..

Punjab government to launch Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana (SSBY)

The Punjab government has decided to launch its flagship universal health insurance scheme -Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana’ (SSBY) – from July 2019. The scheme will provide an annual health cover of Rs 5 lakh per family. Around 43.18 lakh families in Punjab will be covered under it. Besides all government hospitals, 364 private hospitals in ..