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SpiceJet: First Airline to Offer Health Insurance, Traveling is another name of impossibility these days, considering the present scenario. But in relation to the hospitalization of severe diseases due to some newly discovered virus, the consequences are giving a right hitch in the middle class’s pocket. But SpiceJet has introduced insurance cover for hospitalization for such deadly virus-infected diseases. Its passengers can avail of this benefit as most people need to travel for work. It is an essential service added by the company. Moreover, the airline collaborated with Go Digit General Insurance Limited through its Digit Illness Group Insurance Policy to offer this insurance cover, which will boost passengers’ confidence. The world’s present situation is quite serious in respect of travel as the diseases can be airborne too.
Condition of Hospitals
Hospitalization charges for these kinds of newly discovered diseases are quite high, keeping middle-class people in tension. Passengers can take the various options that vary between ₹ 50,000 to ₹ 300,000. The premium is not so high and ranges between ₹ 443 to ₹ 1564 a year (including GST). The insurance cover includes tests, medication, and consultations upon testing positive for the disease. The passengers have the facility to ensure the lives of their spouses as well as children. This is an essential step of Spice Jet, and it got several appreciations from its customers, considering the present situation. Furthermore, the company recently announced that it would operate more flights under the Vande Bharat Mission (VBM) in July. This will help evacuate nearly 4,500 Indians from UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Oman.
The reports said that if anyone wants to avail of the said insurance, he/she has to visit the official website. Also, there is a declaration from the company’s side that there would be no limit for ICU room rent until the restriction of the insurance ends. The validity date for the policy is up to one year, and it will cover all the private, government, and military hospitals as well. Therefore, the passenger will get a feeling of security as well while traveling.
Source: news18.com, businesstoday.in