The agreement signing ceremony will be held at the conference hall of the main secretariat on December 3 at 11 am.
The MHIS phase-IV will be implemented in convergence with Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY).
The Meghalaya Government had invited fresh tender recently, and Reliance General Insurance Company Limited was selected.
The fresh tender was floated after one of the firms that participated in the tender floated earlier emerged as the lowest bidder, but the rate of premium quoted was too high at Rs 1,999 per household per year.
The premium at Rs 1,999 would cost the government Rs 117 crore annually, whereas the Centre has fixed that the base premium should be Rs 1,050 per family per year with a budget of around Rs 65 crore yearly.
The MHIS-IV will converge with Centre’s Ayushman Bharat to provide a health insurance of Rs 5 lakh per family with an increased number of treatment/disease to be made available to the public.
Hek said the health scheme would cover 8 lakh households in the state. The number of beneficiaries from poor families in the state is 3.41 lakh households, under the category of lowest income group in the state according to the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011.
For beneficiaries from the category of lowest income families, 90 per cent of the cost would be borne by the Centre, and 10 per cent by the state. The cost for beneficiaries from the rest of households would be borne by the state.