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West Bengal Swasthyasathi Health Insurance Scheme

This topic provides information about West Bengal State's free Health Insurance scheme named "Swasthysathi".

Swasthya Sathi is a Group Health Insurance scheme of the Government of West Bengal. The Scheme was launched in December 2016.

Scope of the scheme

All the districts of West Bengal are covered under the scheme.  50 Lakh families covering nearly 2.5 Crore population are being covered under the scheme.

Families of the Self Help Group Members, ICDS Workers & Helpers, ASHA workers, Civic Volunteer Force, Civil defence Volunteers and certain categories of contractual employees included under the scheme at present. All RSBY beneficiaries and other beneficiaries based on SECC deprivation criteria are also brought under the scheme. Total families eligible under the scheme at present are 142 lakhs.

To check your eligibility or to know more about the scheme, call Toll free number - 1800-345-5384

Main Features of the Scheme

  • Basic health cover for secondary and tertiary care up to Rs 1.5 Lakh per annum through Insurance mode and Critical illness like Cancer, Neuro surgeries, cardiothoracic surgeries, liver diseases, blood disorders etc. up to Rs 5 Lakh through Assurance mode.
  • From 01.04.2018 Bajaj Allianz has been selected as Insurance Partner in 18 Districts and IFFCO TOKYO in 5 Districts
  • Paperless, Cashless, Smart Card based. Online Swathyasathi Smart card is provided to each family on the day of Enrolment. Smart Card captures the details of the family members, Photographs, biometric, address, Mobile Number, SECC ID, ADHAAR No ( if available). Management of the scheme is in paperless IT platform from day one.
  • There is no cap on the family size and Parents from both the Spouse are included. Unmarried daughter upto 21 Years and all dependent physically challenged persons in the family also covered.
  • All pre-existing diseases are covered.
  • The entire premium is borne by the State Government and no contribution from the beneficiary.
  • More than 500 Hospitals and Nursing Homes already registered under the scheme through online empanellement portal. Hospitals are graded according to the services available into three categories i.e. Grade-A , Grade-B  and Grade-C hospitals. Online empanelment & gradation of Hospitals based on the services and infrastructure available.
  • 100% online Pre-authorisation with turn around time of 24 Hrs.
  • SMS triggers and instant alerts to the beneficiaries on blocking of card.
  • Real-time uploading of E-health record of the beneficiaries on discharge.
  • Claim reimbursement to the hospital with TAT of 30 days else interest are being charged for delayed payment.
  • 24X7 toll free Call Centre (18003455384) with feedback option
  • Online grievance monitoring Mechanism
  • Android based Swasthya Sathi Mobile app for assistance to the beneficiaries

Important links

For citizens

  1. List of Approved Hospitals
  2. Hospitals registered and their status
  3. Swasthaya Sathi Packages under Assurance Mode
  4. Expertise / Facility available in hospitals under Swasthaya Sathi
  5. Services available in hospitals under Swasthaya Sathi

For Hospitals

  1. Online Hospital Registration for Swasthaya Sathi
  2. Check the status of Hospital Registration for Swasthaya Sathi

Source : Swasthaya Sathi website

Bibhash saha Nov 07, 2019 08:10 PM

Thank you

Anisur Rahaman Nov 05, 2019 06:09 PM

Thank you

Amal Kumar Das Sep 03, 2019 12:05 PM

Is every family in West Bengal eligible for availing Swasthya Sathi prakalpa benefit ,or, there are restrictions as to income or other criteria?

Dinbandhu Tiwari Aug 16, 2019 11:58 AM

Toll free number executives are not equipped enough to respond to user queries.

Somesh Das Aug 06, 2019 10:35 AM

Who are the most eligible for this scheme.

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