Discussions with IBA on Medical Insurance Scheme

Discussions with IBA on Medical Insurance Scheme

ALL INDIA STATE BANK OFFICERS’ FEDERATION
(Registered under the Trade Unions Act 1926, Registration No: 727/MDS)
State Bank Buildings, St. Mark’s Road, Bangalore – 560 001

CIRCULAR NO.86

DATE: 10.08.2018

TO ALL OUR AFFILIATES/MEMBERS:

DISCUSSIONS WITH IBA ON MEDICAL INSURANCE SCHEME

We reproduce hereunder the text of AIBOC Circular No.57 dated 9th August, 2018 contents of which are self-explicit.

(Y.SUDARSHAN)
GENERAL SECRETARY

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Discussions with IBA on Medical Insurance Scheme

We reproduce hereunder UFBU Circular No.2018/14 dated 08.08.2018 on the captioned subject for your information.

With greetings,
Sd/-
(Soumya Datta)
General Secretary

Text of UFBU Circular No. UFBU/2018/14 dated 08.08.2018

CIRCULAR No. UFBU/2018/14

Date : 08-08-2018

TO ALL CONSTITUENT UNIONS/MEMBERS

Dear Comrades,
DISCUSSIONS WITH IBA ON MEDICAL INSURANCE SCHEME

As already informed to units, bipartite meeting was held today between IBA and UFBU regarding renewal of our Medical Insurance Policy for serving employees/ officers as well as for the retirees for the ensuing period 2018-19. IBA team was represented by Shri Rajkumar, Dy. Chief Executive, Shri S K Kakkar, Sr. Advisor (HR&IR), and Shri K S Chauhan, Sr. Vice President (HR). All our constituent unions were present in the meeting.

IBA informed us that United India Insurance Co. has given their proposal for hike in the premium on the Policies both for the serving employees/officers as well as for the retirees as under:

Serving employees/officers : Increase in premium by 29% over existing rate

Retirees(without Domiciliary) : Increase in premium by 110% over existing rate

Retirees (with Domiciliary) : Increase in premium by 144% over existing rate

We strongly objected to such steep hike in the rate of premium and informed the IBA that especially the hike in premium for the retirees is too exorbitant and not appearing to be relatable to actual claim ratio. We urged upon the IBA to take up with UIIC to drastically reduce the premium.

IBA informed us that they are already seized of the issue and the matter is being taken up with UIIC. We pointed out that the following points be kept in mind while finalizing the issue:

• There should be no attempt to discontinue the policy. Policy should be continued and renewed.
• The premium rates should be drastically revised downwards.
• Pending discussion with UIIC, the Policy for both serving employees and retirees should be extended upto 31-12-2018 with pro rata premium.
• Cost of upfront payment of annual premium should be factored in while finalizing the premium rate.
• Change in age profile of serving employees and retirees should be taken into account while working out the revised premium rates.
• IBA should take up with the Government for exemption of GST on premium amount.
• Renewed Policy should include a penalty clause for delayed sanction of bills/ reimbursement.
• If broker will not be involved in the scheme, suitable mechanism should be put in place to deal with cases of repudiation of claims, etc.
• Uniform guidelines should be given by IBA for sanction of amount under Buffer allocation.
• Premium should be worked out on a composite basis by clubbing both serving employees and retirees.
• Premium for retirees should also be paid by the managements.

IBA took note of the above points raised by us and assured to keep these views in mind while further dealing with the same.

Next round of Talks on 18-8-2018: Next round of Bipartite Talks (Sub-Committee) will be held on 18th August, 2018. Discussions will be held in the forenoon with the Officers Associations and in the afternoon with Workman Unions.

With greetings,

Yours comradely,
sd/-
(SANJEEV K. BANDLISH)
CONVENOR

Source: http://aisbof.org

AIBEA : Medical Insurance Scheme for Bank Employees and Officers who have retired after 1-10-2015

Medical Insurance Scheme for Bank Employees and Officers who have retired after 1-10-2015

Continuation of Medical Expenses Reimbursement Insurance Scheme for employees/officers who have retired after 1-10-2015.

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CIRCULAR TO ALL UNITS

8th August, 2016

Dear Comrades,

Reg: Continuation of Medical Expenses Reimbursement Insurance Scheme for employees/officers who have retired after 1-10-2015.

In terms of the 10th Bipartite Settlement and Joint Note on Officers Wage Revision, Banks have introduced the Medical Expenses Reimbursement Insurance Scheme and all employees and officers have been covered by the Scheme from 1-10-2015. Since the Policy commenced from 1st October, 2015, it will end on 30th September, 2016. Our Settlement / Scheme provides that employees/officers who retired during this period will continue to be covered by the policy upto 30-9-2016 and can continue in the Scheme thereafter on payment of the requisite premium.

However, the Insurance Policy for the retirees commenced from 1-11-0215 and comes to an end on 31-10-2015. In order to ensure coverage of the Policy for this interim period of one month ( 1-10-2016 to 31-10-2016), we took up the matter with IBA.

It is informed that United India Insurance Company has clarified to all the Banks that such retirees can continue in the Scheme by remitting one month pro-rata premium amount to cover upto 31-10-2016 and thereafter pay annual premium for future.

Alternatively instead of remitting one month pro-rata premium now and 12 months premium again thereafter, the retirees can also remit 13 months premium now and be covered upto 31-10-2017.

Units are requested to follow up the matter with their respective managements and ensure that retirees are covered by the policy as above.

With greetings,

Yours comradely,

sd/-
S.NAGARAJAN
GENERAL SECRETARY
AIBOA

sd/-
C.H. VENKATACHALAM
GENERAL SECRETARY
AIBEA

Clarification from United Insurance Co. to all Banks dt. 18-7-2016

Subject: IBA MEDICAL INSURANCE – COVERAGE FOR EMPLOYEES RETIRED UPTO SEP 2016

Dear Sir/Madam,
With regard to the inclusion of the employees who have retired during the current policy upto Sep 30th, you may collect 1 month pro-rata premium for including them in the current retire policy which is expiring on OCT 30th. Thereafter, again 12 months premium is to be collected for including them in the policy starting from NOV 1st.

Alternatively instead of collecting premium 2 times, you may collect premium for 13 months.

Please keep ready the list of employees who have retired during the currency of the present employee policy.

The amount of premium to be collected shall be communicatedto you in due course.

Implementation of Medical Insurance scheme to Bank Retirees – IBA Circular

Implementation of Medical Insurance scheme to Bank Retirees – IBA Circular

Indian Banks’ Association

HR & INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
No CIR/HR&IR/2015-16/XBPS/J/1413
October 1, 2015

To,
All Member Banks which are parties to the Bipartite Discussions

Dear Sir/ Madam,

Implementation of Medical Insurance scheme to Retirees as agreed vide Bipartite Settlement/ Joint Note Dated 25th May, 2015

We refer to our letter No CIR/HR&IR/2015-16/XBPS/961 dated the 29th June, 2015 in terms of which the member Banks parties to the Bipartite Discussions were advised that the medical Insurance Scheme will be extended to the existing retirees also, subject to payment of the agreed Insurance Premium by them. It was also advised to bring to the notice of the existing retirees, the contents of the said scheme and obtain their consent as to whether they are willing to join the Scheme and on receipt of their consent, the details were to be provided to the Lead Insurer i.e. United India Insurance Co. Ltd. appointed by IBA for the purpose.

2. We have been advised by M/s K.M. Dastur Reinsurance Brokers duly authorized by the Lead Insurance Company to collect the employees as well as retirees data from the Banks, that while the employees data has been received by them from the Banks, the retirees data is yet to be provided by the Banks to them. As such, the United India Insurance Co. Ltd. has calculated the premium in respect of the employees of the concerned Banks and has demanded to remit the premium accordingly to them so that Mediclaim Policy in respect of employees may be implemented preferably from 1st October, 2015.

3. In this connection, we advise that a separate Mediclaim Policy in respect of retirees will be issued on similar terms and conditions as is applicable to serving employees, once the data is provided by the Banks to United India Insurance Co. Ltd. through their authorized broker M/s K.M Dastur Reinsurance Brokers and Insurance Premium is remitted to the Insurance Co. The Insurance Premium for retirees is also same as is for serving Employees which is as under :

4. Participating Banks are therefore requested to obtain the consent of the retirees expeditiously and provide the details on prescribed format to M/s K.M Dastur Reinsurance Brokers to enable the Insurance Co. to calculate the Insurance Premium in respect of retirees of the concerned banks accordingly. To make the Mediclaim Insurance Policy operational w.e.f. 1st November, 2015 for retirees, it is suggested to inform the retirees to give their consent for joining the Scheme latest by 25th October, 2015. We have requested to Lead Insurer to allow a grace period of three months to such retirees who could not give their consent by stipulated date as suggested above to join the Scheme after Mediclaim Policy is made operational. In exceptional circumstances, to the satisfaction of the concerned Bank, the request of the retirees may be considered to join the scheme during the currency of the Policy. The Insurance company has agreed for the same.

5. It is pertinent to mention that United India Insurance Co. Ltd conducted workshops in the month of July in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Bengaluru covering representatives from all participating Banks to disseminate the salient features of the Policy, benefits available to the employees/ retirees and to clear the doubts/queries raised by the participants.

6. Please, therefore, make all out efforts to operationalize. the MediclaimPolicy for retirees preferably from 1st November, 2015

Yours faithfully,

sd/-

K.Unnikrishnan

Deputy Chief Executive