New Health Insurance Scheme, 2018 for Pensioners

New Health Insurance Scheme, 2018 for Pensioners 

FINANCE [Pension] DEPARTMENT 
G.O.Ms.No.222, Dated 30th June 2018. 
(Vilambi, Aani-16, Thiruvalluvar Aandu-2049) 

ABSTRACT 

MEDICAL AID – New Health Insurance Scheme, 2018 for Pensioners (including spouse) / Family Pensioners – Provision of Health Care Assistance to the Pensioners (including spouse) / Family Pensioners through the United India Insurance Company Limited, Chennai – Implementation – Orders – Issued. 

Read:- 1. G.O.Ms.No.462, Finance (Pension) Department, dated 27-12-2013. 2. G.O.Ms.No.171, Finance (Pension) Department, dated 26-06-2014.
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ORDER: 

In the Government Order first read above, orders were issued for launching a New Health Insurance Scheme, 2014 replacing the Tamil Nadu Government Pensioners’ Health Fund Scheme, 1995 to provide health care assistance upto Rupees two lakh to the Pensioners (including spouse) / Family Pensioners on a CASHLESS basis for a block period of four years and to implement the scheme through the Director of Treasuries and Accounts, Chennai after selection of a suitable Public Sector Health Insurance Company through National Competitive Bidding. 

2. In the Government Order second read above, orders were issued for the implementation of the “New Health Insurance Scheme, 2014 for Pensioners (including spouse) / Family Pensioners” on CASHLESS basis with provision of assistance upto Rupees Two Lakh for a block of four years from 1-7-2014 to 30-6-2018 through the United India Insurance Company Limited. 

3. The Government has examined the need for continuation of Health Insurance Scheme for Pensioners (including spouse) / Family Pensioners and decided to continue the same after selection of a suitable Public Sector Health Insurance Company through National Competitive Bidding as in the case of New Health Insurance Scheme, 2014. Accordingly, the Notice Inviting Tender, dated 14-06-2018 has been issued. The Tender Scrutinizing Committee, consisting of the Secretary to Government [Expenditure], Finance (Pension) Department, the Principal Secretary / Commissioner of Treasuries and Accounts and the Director of Medical and Rural Health Services, after invoking due procedure as per the Tamil Nadu Transparency in Tenders Act, 1998 and the Tamil Nadu Transparency in Tenders Rules, 2000, submitted it’s report on 28-06-2018 to select the United India Insurance Company Limited, Chennai for implementing the New Health Insurance Scheme, 2018 for Pensioners (including spouse) / Family Pensioners. 

4. The recommendation of the Tender Scrutinising Committee has been considered and the tender has been awarded to the United India Insurance Company Limited, Chennai. The said Company has executed an agreement with the Government of Tamil Nadu for the implementation of the New Health Insurance Scheme, 2018 for Pensioners (including spouse) / Family Pensioners. 

5. The Government after careful consideration directs that;- 

(1) “New Health Insurance Scheme, 2018 for Pensioners (including spouse) / Family Pensioners” be implemented through the United India Insurance Company Limited, Chennai as set out in “The Guidelines for implementation of the New Health Insurance Scheme,2018 for Pensioners (including spouse) / Family Pensioners” appended to this order; 

(2) The Commissioner of Treasuries and Accounts shall be the administrator of the New Health Insurance Scheme, 2018 for Pensioners (including spouse) / Family Pensioners; 

(3) The payment of annual premium shall be regulated as per the terms and conditions of the agreement executed between the Government of Tamil Nadu and the United India Insurance Company Limited, Chennai; 

(4) The annual premium payable by the Government to the United India Insurance Company, Chennai shall be at the rate ofRs.3,800/- plus Goods and Services Tax as applicable from time to time per Pensioner / Family Pensioner, per annum for the block period of four years from 01-07-2018 to 30-06-2022; 

(5) The annual premium initially paid by the Government shall be recovered from the Pensioners / Family Pensioners at the rate ofRs.350/- per month by deduction in monthly pension / family pension from the month of July, 2018. Any excess of premium including Goods and Services Tax payable from time to time over and above the amount recovered from Pensioners / Family Pensioners shall be borne by the Government in the case of Government Pensioners / Family Pensioners and by the employer in the case of Pensioners / Family Pensioners belonging to Local Bodies, State Public Sector Undertakings, Statutory Boards and Universities; 

(6) The Chief Executive Officers / Managing Directors of State Public Sector Undertakings and Statutory Boards, Registrar of State Government Universities, the Director of Rural Development, the Director of Municipal Administration and the Commissioner of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Administration shall take necessary action to extend this Scheme mutatis mutandis to Pensioners / Family Pensioners of the Local Bodies, Statutory Boards, State Public Sector Undertaking, Universities, where these organizations elect to adopt the Scheme and capable of bearing the employer share of the premium without financial liability befalling on the State Budget. These organisations may be enrolled under this Scheme directly to the Insurance Company subject to payment of premium at the rate as fixed by the Government by entering into agreement with Insurance Company. The coverage will come into force from the date of execution of agreement with Insurance Company. The excess of premium including Service Tax as applicable from time to time over and above the Pensioners / Family Pensioner’s contribution shall be borne by the respective organizations. 

7.The subscriptions recovered from the monthly pension / family pension of the State Government Pensioners / Family Pensioners shall be credited into the following Revenue Receipt Head of Account:- 

0075.00. OTHER MISCELLANEOUS GENERAL SERVICES 800. Other Receipts 
BY. Subscription from New Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) for Pensioners / Family Pensioners. 
2402 Subscription – New Health Insurance Scheme – Pensioners 
(D.P.C. 0075 00 800 BY 24 24)” 

7. The expenditure on payment of insurance premium in respect of State Government Pensioners / Family Pensioners shall be debited to the following Head of Account under Demand No.50. Pension and Other Retirement Benefits:- 

“2071. PENSION AND OTHER RETIREMENT BENEFITS 01. Civil 
800. Other Expenditures State’s Expenditure 
AM. Insurance Premium for State Government Pensioners / Family Pensioners under New Health Insurance Scheme. 
10 Contributions 
02 Insurance Premium 
(D.P.C. 2071 01 800 AM 10 27)” 

8. The Commissioner of Treasuries and Accounts, Chennai shall submit proposals to Government for sanction of insurance premium at the appropriate time as per the terms and conditions of the agreement. 

9. The Commissioner of Treasuries and Accounts, Chennai shall also furnish annual report to the Government in the month of July every year. 

(BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR) 
K.SHANMUGAM 
ADDITIONAL CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT. 

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