Digital insurer Edelweiss General (EGI) has extended its group health insurance policy to members of the LGBTQIA+ community. EGI’s revamped group health policy now covers both LGBTQIA+ and unmarried partners (same-sex or different-sex partners, who may live in). The policy will also cover disabled children without age limit and dependent children (without disability) up to 30 years of age.
Traditionally, group health insurance policies only included the legally married spouse of individuals. Companies that opt for EGI’s group health coverage can now offer comprehensive coverage tailored to the needs of diverse employees.
Commenting on this development, Pooja Yadav, Chief Product Officer, Edelweiss General Insurance, said, “As an organization, we believe in diversity and inclusion. Access to good health care is a right for every individual. We are happy to expand our policy to include members of the LGBTQIA+ community and unmarried partners.
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“We need to keep pace with the changing definition of family. We are confident that our small step will help slowly transform workplaces and create a more welcoming work atmosphere for the LGBTQIA community,” Yadav added.
EGI’s group health insurance policy covers all hospitalization costs, pre- and post-hospitalization costs (30 and 60 days respectively), day care, home hospitalization and AYUSH care. The policy can be customized according to customers’ requirements.
Advantages of EGI group health insurance
The policy also offers many other benefits, including:
- Payment of the premium by installments
- Wide range of cover including maternity cover, personal accident cover options
- Deductible or co-pay option for claims made during the policy period
- Room rent cap options, etc.
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(Please read the policy document carefully before purchasing an insurance policy. Ask the insurer’s representative for clarification if in doubt about a policy term.)