Easypaisa Sehat Sahara insures 100,000 subscribers
KARACHI: Pakistan’s first and fastest growing mass market-health insurance ‘Easypaisa Sehat Sahara’, in less than a year since its commencement, has gained more than 100,000 subscribers and is opening up new avenues for easy and affordable access to quality healthcare among the masses.
Launched in January 2015, in partnership with MicroEnsure, a leading local insurance company, ‘Easypaisa Sehat Sahara’ provides financial assistance for inpatient hospitalisation and disability, offering an innovative method of health financing to those in need.
Any Pakistani can subscribe for Easypaisa Health Insurance by paying only Rs 950 per year. In return, they would receive inpatient treatment of up to Rs 1,000 per day of hospitalisation or Rs 2,000 for each night spent in an intensive care unit.
In addition, generous payout limits and a weekly benefit of Rs 5,000 in case of temporary disability due to injuries are also offered. There is a generous 30-day limit for any single admission and no limit on maximum hospitalisations.
Unlike conventional health insurance, ‘Easypaisa Sehat Sahara’ doesn’t require customer to visit a specified panel hospital and allows them to freely visit the nearest healthcare facility, which may include free government or trust as well as private hospitals. Furthermore, the customer is not required to undergo lengthy documentation; instead all they need is their CNIC, making this insurance accessible to an unparalleled number of people. Till date, thousands of customers who have suffered from unfortunate accidents or illnesses have had their claims honoured through the Easypaisa health insurance hospital cash model.