Health insurance in India Current Affairs, GK & News

IRDAI Committee to expand health insurance coverage

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) has set up a consultative committee to expand health insurance cover in India. What is the committee’s purpose? The 15-member committee has been set up for two years by the insurance regulator to achieve objective of universalization of health insurance in India. It will provide recommendations on the following ..

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PM Modi distributes PMJAY-MA Yojana Ayushman cards

On October 17, Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated the distribution of the PMJAY-MA Yojana Ayushman cards in Gujarat. Key facts As the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Prime Minister Modi launched the Mukhyamantri Amrutam (MA) scheme in the year 2012 to provide insurance coverage for economically weak citizens to make costly medical treatment and interventions more ..

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Decline in Per Capita Government Spending on Healthcare

According to the recently released National Health Accounts 2018-2019, public spending of health has declined to 1.28 per cent of India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Key Facts The National Health Accounts 2018-2019 revealed that the public spending on healthcare has fallen from 1.35 per cent in 2017-18 to 1.28 per cent in 2018-19. This is ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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