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CGHS order: Nomination facility under CGHS for claiming medical reimbursement in the event of death of the principal CGHs cardholder – reg.

Nomination Facility under CGHS for Claiming Medical Reimbursement in Event of Death of Principal CGHS Cardholder


The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has simplified the procedure by providing an option to the principal CGHS cardholder beneficiary to nominate a person to claim reimbursement of medical expenses in the event of his/her unfortunate death.

The nomination facility shall be subject to certain conditions which include - the nomination facility shall be available only to the CGHS pensioner card holders; beneficiaries who wish to exercise this option shall submit their declaration of nomination in the prescribed ‘Nomination Form’ duly filled up and complete in all respect, to the CMO In-charge of the CGHS Wellness Centre where the beneficiary is enrolled; the nomination shall be treated as valid only if the same has been entered in the CGHS database; only one person shall be allowed to be nominated as the original nominee or first nominee, and another person can also be nominated as ‘alternate nominee or second nominee’ who can claim reimbursement in case of unfortunate death of the first nominee; the principal CGHS cardholder beneficiary can nominate any natural or juristic person as his/her nominee for this purpose, whether related or unrelated to him/her; this option can be exercised at any time during the lifetime of the beneficiary. However, this option can be exercised only twice in the lifetime of the pensioner card holder; and in case, no option has been exercised during the life time of the CGHS pensioner beneficiary, the existing CGHS provision for claiming reimbursement of medical expenses, requiring submission of Affidavit by the claimant and NOCs from other legal heirs shall continue to apply.

CGHS Letter dated 25 Sep, 2013 and Nomination Form:  original Nomination Form Click here                                                                     

Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi 110 108

NO.S 11011/12/2013-CGHS (p)

                                                                                                     Dated: the 25th September, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Nomination facility under CGHS for claiming medical reimbursement in the event of death of the principal CGHs cardholder – reg.

The undersigned is directed to state that the Ministry has been receiving representations from CGHS beneficiaries to introduce nominating facility where a person duly nominated by the principal CGHS cardholder can claim the reimbursement of expenses incurred on the medical treatment of the beneficiary in the event of unfortunate death of the principal card holder.

2.       The matter has been examined in this Ministry in the context of difficulties being faced by the family members of a deceased CGHS cardholder in completing the prescribed formalities for claiming reimbursement of medical expenses. Accordingly, it has been decided with the approval of the competent authority to simplify the procedure and provide an option to the principal CGHs cardholder beneficiary to nominate a person to claim reimbursement of medical expenses in the event of his/her unfortunate death.

3.       The nomination facility shall be subject to the following conditions:

a)      The nomination facility shall be available only to the CGHS pensioner card holders.

b)      Beneficiaries who wish to exercise this option shall submit their declaration of nomination in the prescribed “Nomination Form” duly filled up and complete in all respect, to the CMO in-Charge of the CGHS wellness centre where the beneficiary in enrolled. [proforma of Nomination Form enclosed]   

c)       CMO in-charge shall maintain a separate register – Nomination Register to record the particulars of the nomination submitted by the CGHS beneficiary in exercise of this option. Once the nomination details are recorded, the CMO In-Charge shall forward the Nomination Form to the card issuing authority. i.e. Addl. Director (HQ), CGHS in the case of Delhi and respective additional/Joint Director, CGHS in the case of other CGHS covered cities for making necessary entries in the CGHS database after due scrutiny and approval of additional Director, CGHS concerned.

d)      The nomination shall be treated as valid only if the same has been entered in the CGHS database.

e)      Only one person shall be allowed to be nominated as the original nominee or first nominee. In addition another person can also be nominated as alternate nominee or second nominee who can claim reimbursement in case of unfortunate death of the first nominee.

f)       The Principal CGHs cardholder beneficiary can nominate any natural or juristic person as his/her nominee for this purpose, whether related or unrelated to him/her.    
   
g)      This option can be exercised at any time during the lifetime of the beneficiary. However, this option can be exercised only twice in the lifetime of the pensioner card holder.   
 
h)      In case, no option has been exercised during the life time of the CGHS pensioner beneficiary, the existing CGHS provision for claiming reimbursement of medical expenses, requiring submission of Affidavit by the claimant and NOCs from other legal heirs shall continue to apply.

4.       This Office Memorandum will be effective from the date of its issue.

5.        Hindi version will follow.

End: proforma of Moniation Form
Sd/-
(V.P.Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
(Tel: 2306 1831)

  source: http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/mainlinkfile/File656.pdf                                                         

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