PUNJAB government approves revised guidelines for reimbursement

Author(s): 

Madan Mohan Mittal, Health & Family Welfare Minister, Punjab.

Chandigarh, May 29, 2013: Madan Mohan Mittal, Health & Family Welfare Minister, Punjab here today stated that Punjab Government has, while taking up the matter regarding the reimbursement of medical bills of Punjab Government employees/Pensioners and their dependents who have subscribed to medical insurance policies on their own; and thus are eligible for reimbursement by the Insurance Companies, has decided that the reimbursement of medical expenditure from both the sources, namely insurance agencies and Government, may be claimed.

However such reimbursements shall be subject to the condition that the concerned employee/pensioner/dependent will first claim insurance from the insurance company and thereafter submit the medical bills to the Government, which may reimburse only the differential amount between the total amount of the bills and the payment made by the insurance company, with the condition that the payment allowed by the Government may not exceed the admissible amount as per Government reimbursement rates.

The Minister further said that this revised policy has been framed, keeping in mind the interest of lakhs of employees, who have in addition, subscribed to Medical Insurance Policies at their level on their own expenditure.

Date: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013