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United India to manage TN`s health insurance

T E Narasimhan  |  Chennai 

The has awarded the state government-sponsored health contract to public sector general insurer Company.

The new scheme, which replaced the DMK Government's Kalignar Health Scheme, extends medical cover up to Rs 4 lakh for four years, up from Rs 1 lakh in the earlier scheme. It is expected to generate a premium of around Rs 600 crore.

Company and government officials have confirmed that United India is the new partner for the government.

The scheme, which will be launched by chief minister on Wednesday, will also cover 950 types of medical treatment, while the previous scheme covered 642 types.

The Project Director of society will pay the premium on behalf of the beneficiaries.

The earlier scheme, which was managed by Star Health Insurance, was scrapped by the AIADMK government, which took charge in May 2011.

Sources said the new scheme would give priority to government hospitals, over those in private sector.

First Published: Wed, January 11 2012. 00:51 IST