The number of public employees who have benefited by the Agrahara Insurance Scheme last year, exceeds 150,000.
CEO of the National Insurance Trust Fund: Sanath De Silva says, 3.9 billion rupees has been settled in claims.
900 patients have benefited through claims paid for cardiac surgeries.
For cardiac surgeries, under the ‘Gold’ Policy, one million rupees is granted, while under the ‘Silver’ Policy, 800,000 rupees, and under the ‘Ordinary’ Policy, 500,000 rupees is paid in benefits.
Around 960,000 public servants are covered under this insurance scheme.
Mr. Silva says, currently the employees of semi-governmental institutions are also being taken under its cover.
He further states, to obtain higher benefits, it is advisable to enter the ‘Gold’ and the ‘Silver’ Policies. In the event of a sudden death, under the ‘Gold’ Policy, two million rupees is paid, while under the ‘Silver’ Policy, one million rupees is paid.
Those who retired after 2016 can also enter the Agrahaara Insurance Scheme.
Their premium is 200 rupees, per month.
Mr. Silva further states, Cabinet approval is to be received to include those who retired before 2016, as well.
He added, the future objective is to insure every citizen in the country.