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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Chronicle Chat-n-Chat column


Sir, my father died on 01.01.2016 due to heart attack. He did not opt for mediclaim at his retirement as AO. Can my mother opt for 
GROUP MEDICLAIM as SPECIAL ENTRY, now?

My suggestion:

I feel that Mr Nagendrakumar may approach the OS dept of the office
from where his mother is being paid family pension with a request
letter for being admitted into the mediclaim scheme for the desired
extent stating that she was not aware that her husband had not opted
for the group mediclaim scheme. The CO circular dated 12/2/2016
providing an option for increased cover makes the newly recruited
employees eligible to exercise the option for increased cover at the
time of their recruitment. Mr Nagendrakumar’s mother can request LIC
to apply the same principle for family pensioners who are dependents
of deceased retirees who had not opted for mediclaim cover before
their death as SPECIAL ENTRY.Mr Nagendrakumar may suggest to 

the LIC Office to make a reference to Central Office if need be.

This is a humanitarian issue and all pensioners’ bodies should take it
up with the LIC Management for providing all family pensioners an
option of SPECIAL ENTRY to be covered by the Group Mediclaim 
Scheme on the death of a regular pensioner who was not covered by the 
scheme before his death.

Greetings.

C H Mahadevan


20 Feb 16, 04:26 PM
NAGENDRAKUMAR A
I AM DEEPLY TOUCHED WITH THE WAY MY QUERY WAS ANSWERED. THANKS A LOT SIR.