Get <strong>₹5 Lac</strong> Health Insurance starts <strong>@ ₹200/<span>month*</span></strong>
Get ₹5 Lac Health Insurance starts @ ₹200/month*
Get ₹5 Lac Health Insurance starts @ ₹200/month*
250+ Plans 18 Insurance Companies
₹ 5 Lakh Coverage @ ₹ 10/day
7 Lakh+ Happy Customers

*All savings are provided by the insurer as per the IRDAI approved insurance plan. Standard T&C Apply
*Tax benefit is subject to changes in tax laws. Standard T&C Apply

Odissa Govt. Set to Roll Out Health Insurance Scheme Exclusively for Journalists

In its unique initiative to woo journalists of the state, Odissa Chief Minister Mr. Naveen Patnaik has decided to unveil a health insurance scheme for working journalists, under which policyholders will bear 50% of the premium. Besides health insurance, the government is also mulling over allocation of government quarters to journalists.

Though, the health insurance policy for journalists was announced last year but it has not taken off yet. Now the state information and public relation department have decided to enroll journalists of reputed newspapers and magazines including accredited correspondents. Under the health insurance scheme, journalists would require to bear half of the premium cost along with cost of the smart card necessary for the scheme.

The premium required for the implementation of the health insurance scheme for working journalists would be met from the interest accrued from the corpus fund, meant for journalist’s welfare. However, the government has not decided whether unaccredited journalists of TV channels would be eligible for health insurance or not.

A four member screening committee, under the aegis of special secretary of the general administration department, would be formed to review the procedure of allocation of government quarters to journalists.

So far successive governments have allotted quarters to 91 journalists in Bhubaneshwar who are paying anything between Rs 450-950 monthly as a rent.

Source: This article has been adapted from the article "CM Naveen Patnaik to woo Orissa journalists with health insurance scheme" that appeared on March 27, 2015 in indianexpress.com.

Written By: PolicyBazaar - Updated: 11 December 2020
Search
Disclaimer: Policybazaar does not endorse, rate or recommend any particular insurer or insurance product offered by an insurer.

You May Also Want to Know About

Top Maternity Insurance Plans

Top Maternity Insurance Plans

Top Maternity Insurance Plans Maternity or pregnancy is an important phase of life, and one needs to prepare in advance to embrace parenthood. Though rearing a child is an expensive affair and may require good financial backup to meet the requiremen...
Health Insurance Claims Ratio- Things You Should Look Before Buying Health Insurance

Health Insurance Claims Ratio- Things You Should Look Before Buying Health Insurance

There has always been a doubt in customers mind about whether the private company will keep its side of the bargain i.e. it will settle the claim or not. A customer spends premium annually which will cover his medical expenses but there’s always ...
Best Health Insurance Plans for Senior Citizens in 2021

Best Health Insurance Plans for Senior Citizens in 2021

Best Health Insurance Plans for Senior Citizens in 2021 Considering the increasing percentage of medical inflation in India, it has become an absolute necessity to buy adequate health insurance for your loved ones. And if they are your elderly pare...
Covaxin vs. Covishield vs. Sputnik vs. Pfizer: Which one should you get?

Covaxin vs. Covishield vs. Sputnik vs. Pfizer: Which one should you get?

Covaxin vs. Covishield vs. Sputnik vs. Pfizer: Which one should you get? Covaxin vs. Covishield vs. Sputnik vs. Pfizer, the speculation continues regarding the difference between the efficacies of these COVID-19 Vaccines against the Coronavirus. If...
Here’s the Difference between Health Insurance and Mediclaim

Here’s the Difference between Health Insurance and Mediclaim

Here’s the Difference between Health Insurance and Mediclaim Imagine you’re looking for a job change. You get an interview call for a job. What will be your plan of action? Will you get your resume ready and prepare for the interview or you wi...
Close
Download the Policybazaar app
to manage all your insurance needs.
INSTALL