The Telangana government is introducing cashless health insurance targeting government employees, their families and pensioners covered by the Employees Health Scheme (EHS).
To facilitate the implementation of the plan, the government has established an Employee Health Care Trust (EHCT). The employees will make their monthly contributions to the EHCT, with deductions directly from their salaries or pension disbursements. The state government will also make equivalent contribution to this trust on a monthly basis.
The state government will also soon announce a board of Trustees for the EHCT that will play a significant role in formulating policy recommendations.
A healthcare programme established by the government of Telangana, India, the Employees Health Scheme (EHS) is primarily aimed at providing comprehensive health coverage to government employees.
It was officially announced and implemented in 2014 by the state government, shortly after the formation of the state on 2 June 2014.
Under this scheme, participants receive access to a wide range of medical services, including hospitalisation, surgeries and outpatient care, all without the burden of bearing the full cost. Since the scheme operates on a cashless basis, reducing the financial strain on beneficiaries.
It emphasises preventative healthcare and wellness, ensuring that those covered receive timely medical attention. Moreover, it plays a crucial role in promoting the well-being and health security of government personnel and their dependents.