Air India announces new medical insurance scheme for employees from May 15

In a bid to provide better medical facilities in a vast network of hospitals across the country, Air India on Monday announced a group medical insurance scheme which will be activated from May 15, 2022.

“This medical insurance scheme will be fully extendable to indefinite and fixed-term employees and their dependents based in India,” the airline said in a statement.

The sum insured provided would be Rs 7.5 lakh per year per family (maximum family size 7 – Employees Spouse/Partner + 3 Children + 2 Parent/Parent-in-Law) with an option of company stamp, for use by employees in the event of medical requirements, he added.

A detailed insurance policy and hospital network will be shared in due course, outlining all the benefits provided under the policy, the carrier added.

A dedicated helpline would be provided for employees to contact the designated Third Party Administrator (TPA) who would assist them with insurance clarifications, claims handling and any other questions regarding the insurance policy.

“With the introduction of the medical insurance policy, employees would have the support they need when they need it anywhere in the country.”

The announcement of the new health insurance scheme comes days after the carrier said it would gradually restore employee salaries to pre-pandemic levels, as the aviation sector recovers with falling costs. cases of COVID-19 in the country.

India’s aviation sector has been hit hard due to pandemic-induced travel restrictions over the past two years and as a result, all airlines in India have cut wages.

From April 1 this year, pilots’ flight allowance, special pay and jumbo allowance are restored by 20%, 25% and 25%, respectively, according to the document.

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