Saturday, January 30, 2016

Health Insurance for Persons with Disabilities :“Swavlamban Health Insurance Scheme”

Up-till now there was no Health insurance policy for person with disability but now Recently according to press release for Press Information bureau  Health Insurance Scheme for Persons with Disabilities (As Per PWD Act 1995) launched by The New India Assurance Company limited, in Association with Ministry Of Social Justice, Dept of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.This insurance is name as “Swavlamban Health Insurance Scheme”

Key Features
1) Sum insured of Rs. 2 lacs on family floater for a period of 12 months.
2) Family size up to 1+3. Primary member is Person with disabilities.
3) Age band 18 - 65 years.
4) Available for persons with disabilities with annual income of Rs. 3 lacs and below on declaration basis in proposal form.
5) No premedical tests.
6) Uniform premium contribution of Rs. 355 per person / family.
7) OPD cover for corrective therapy up to Rs. 10,000 a year for person with disability. For persons with mental retardation and mental illness, OPD cover is Rs. 3000 per annum.
8) No exclusion of pre-existing conditions. However corrective surgery for existing impairment can be done with consent of insurer/TPA.
9) Pre-post hospitalization expenses covered sub to limits.
10) Rest of terms as per standard New India Flexi Floater Group Mediclaim Policy.
11) Persons with multiple disabilities, Cerebral Palsy & autism are not covered under this scheme.

New India will create a network of Hospitals, where the Insured person can get cashless treatment. If any Insured Person wants to take treatment outside network, the permission of TPA is necessary. Such permission is not required in case of emergency hospitalisations.
The policy covers pre-existing Illness. Treatment for pre-existing impairment (for the purpose of this policy, impairment relates to a condition or Illness which caused the Disability as defined in the Act) will be only at the network Hospital and only with the prior approval of the TPA.
At the time of claim, certificate of Disability by the competent authority as defined under the Persons with Disability Act, 1995; has to be submitted to the TPA.

How to Avail ?

For enrollment the beneficiaries have to submit the following documents to nearest New India Assurance Office. Or they can contact National Institute & CRCs, ALIMCO(Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India),NHFDC(National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation)

1) Duly fill proposal form 
2) Payment of premium ( 10 % pf Premium fixed)
3) Income certificate( self attested
4) Photo copy of any govement ID proof,such as Aadhar card,Voter ID ,Driving Licence       etc
5) Passport size photo

6) Photo Copy of Disability certificate

Name of TPA: MDIndia Healthcare Services (TPA) Pvt. Ltd.
Toll Free: 1800-233-1166, 1800-233-4505


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Pay for LPG cylinder Online:

In order help to urban consumers, Ministry of  Petroleum and Natural Gas, has launched an online payment facility for booking LPG refill cylinders.Earlier this facility was only limited for Booking but now consumer can pay for booking also online.

Now Consumers can now refill their LPG cylinders at any time and get them delivered. They need not to worry about change or to have cash. They can pay the exact amount online via payment gateway

This will be a boon  for  working couples as well as to senior citizens as they can make the payment online without bothering to keep adequate cash at home.

Consumers can avail the service through web portal,  or user can visit correpondin g LPG company website which is available in 13 languages.Apart from this  consumer can carry out all LPG activities like booking, tracking, receipt of subsidy details etc.


Friday, January 22, 2016

Buy Sovereign Gold Bonds from January 18 to 22, 2016

Government of India will be launched the Sovereign Gold Bonds Scheme from January 18 to 22, 2016. As investors will get returns that are linked to gold price, the scheme is expected to offer the same benefits as physical gold. They can be used as collateral for loans and can be sold or traded on stock exchanges.
Sovereign Gold Bonds will be issued on payment of rupees and denominated in grams of gold. Minimum investment in the bond shall be 2 grams. The bonds can be bought by Indian residents or entities and is capped at 500 grams.

The Sovereign Gold Bonds will be available both in demat and paper form.

The tenor of the bond is for a minimum of 8 years with option to exit in 5th, 6th and 7th years.

They will carry sovereign guarantee both on the capital invested and the interest.

Bonds can be used as collateral for loans.

Bonds would be allowed to be traded on exchanges to allow early exits for investors who may so desire.

Further, bonds would be allowed to be traded on exchanges to allow early exits for investors who may so desire.

In Sovereign Gold Bonds, capital gains tax treatment will be the same as for physical gold for an 'individual' investor. The department of revenue has said that they will consider indexation benefit if bond is transferred before maturity and complete capital gains tax exemption at the time of redemption.

Investors can apply for the bonds through scheduled commercial banks and designated post offices. NBFCs, National Saving Certificate (NSC) agents and others, can act as agents. They would be authorised to collect the application form and submit in banks and post offices.

The Bonds are issued by the Reserve Bank of India on behalf of the Government of India. The bonds are distributed through banks and designated post offices. This should make subscribing to the bonds an easy affair. During redemption, "the price of gold may be taken from the reference rate, as decided, and the Rupee equivalent amount may be converted at the RBI Reference rate on issue and redemption".For more detail refer RBI page