In a big development, government employees, pensioners and their dependents in Kerala will get the coverage of a comprehensive medical insurance scheme for a nominal monthly premium of Rs 500.
According to the order, issued by Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) Rajesh Kumar Singh, besides government employees, pensioners/ family pensioners and their eligible family members, employees and pensioners of state-run universities and the directly recruited personal staff of the Chief Minister, Leader of Opposition, Chief Whip, Speaker, Deputy Speaker and so on can also benefit from the Medical Insurance Scheme for State Employees and Pensioners (MEDISEP) scheme.
The Kerala government issued orders giving sanction to implement the much awaited cashless medical assistance through Oriental Insurance Company Ltd from July 1.
The annual premium of the employees and the pensioners would be Rs 4,800 plus 18 per cent GST for the policy period of 2022-24, and the monthly premium would be deducted as Rs 500, the order added.
(Inputs from PTI)