Punjab allows employees to claim refund of medical bills from insurance companies as well as govt

Punjab News

Chandigarh/June 7
Punjab government on Friday announced that government employees and Pensioners and their dependents can claim reimbursement of medical bills from both the insurance agencies and government.
“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,” said a Punjab government spokesperson adding that 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 spokesman added that this revised policy has been framed to protect the interest of lakhs of employees, who have in addition, subscribed to Medical Insurance Policies at their level on their own expenditure.

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